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Edward Lee Pitts

Edward Lee Pitts

Lee is the executive director of the World Journalism Institute and former Washington, D.C. bureau chief for WORLD Magazine. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and teaches journalism at Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Articles by Edward Lee Pitts
Costly conferences and copious questionnaires

Costly conferences and copious questionnaires

Conservative groups converge on Washington to detail IRS abuses as audit uncovers the agency’s lavish spending habits

Edward Lee Pitts | The IRS targeted more than Tea Party groups for special investigations. The agency also went after religious, pro-life, and pro-marriage groups, holding up tax-exempt status for months and even seeking details about group prayers

Lawmakers grill outgoing IRS chief as he tries to deny any political partisanship in the agency’s actions against conservative groups

Edward Lee Pitts | Alarming suicide rates among combat veterans prompt action in the military and in ministries


The IRS scandal puts the spotlight back on a political movement many had written off

Controversy erupts over a Pentagon meeting concerning Christians being able share their faith within the military

The debate over the Senate immigration reform bill blurs Republican battle lines

Aftershocks of the Boston bombings reverberated all the way down to Capitol Hill, influencing debate on immigration reform

Edward Lee Pitts | Conservative GOP Rep.

President Obama’s tardy budget is bloated with tax hikes and more government programs but does offer some entitlement reform