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Opinion | Don’t fall for billionaire propaganda — strengthening the IRS is a good thing

Opinion | Don’t fall for billionaire propaganda — strengthening the IRS is a good thing

By Jack Troy, Opinions Editor June 16, 2021
America’s highest earners are terrified of a robust IRS and they’re hoping to manipulate the public into bailing them out.
Opinion | Code-switching is the talent no one talks about

Opinion | Code-switching is the talent no one talks about

By Ashanti McLaurin, For The Pitt News June 16, 2021
Being Black, especially in America, we are born with this talent, then taught how to use it — in the workplace, school and everyday life.
Opinion | We really need to get outside

Opinion | We really need to get outside

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist June 15, 2021
Long, uninterrupted amounts of time spent indoors without access to nature impacts both physical and mental health.
Opinion | Appreciate your hobbies

Opinion | Appreciate your hobbies

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist June 15, 2021
Now that the COVID-19 pandemic is coming to a close for those who are vaccinated, it is so important that we continue to treasure all of our hobbies and remember how much they were there for us when we needed something to do other than twiddle our thumbs and count the days until we could leave the house again.
Opinion | I am once again asking you to stop politicizing masks

Opinion | I am once again asking you to stop politicizing masks

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist June 9, 2021
If we begged Trump not to politicize the mask then, we shouldn’t start doing it now.
Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)

Opinion | The filibuster must go to preserve democracy

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist June 9, 2021
The filibuster doesn’t hand the minority party a small amount of power they can use to bargain with the majority, it hands them a blunt tool they can use to kill the entire agenda of the party they desperately want to defeat.
Opinion | Bridges for animals may sound ridiculous, but they save money and lives

Opinion | Bridges for animals may sound ridiculous, but they save money and lives

By Jack Troy, Opinions Editor June 9, 2021
When an animal is struck and killed by a vehicle, it is the direct result of human development, yet it’s also an active detriment to the driver.
Opinion | Stop wasting your time with the lie of ethical consumerism

Opinion | Stop wasting your time with the lie of ethical consumerism

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist June 2, 2021
For one thing, ethical consumerism needs to impact companies’ bottom line to change their behavior, and “voting with your wallet” almost never actually does so.
Opinion | Mayoral primary marks win for Pittsburgh youth, progressives

Opinion | Mayoral primary marks win for Pittsburgh youth, progressives

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist June 2, 2021
This primary not only displayed the power of progressive grassroots organizing, but a shedding of old guard Democrats and the Democratic machine.
Opinion | Broadway can’t responsibly reopen without implementing necessary, promised change

Opinion | Broadway can’t responsibly reopen without implementing necessary, promised change

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist June 2, 2021
The theater industry is also deeply rooted in abusive power dynamics, many of which disproportionately impact already marginalized groups.
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