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Editorial: Antonio Brown should be benched

Editorial: Antonio Brown should be benched

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 15, 2019

The accusations led many to wonder whether or not Brown would play in his first game for the Patriots. He did — but he definitely should have been benched.

Top Ten | Things worth creating a new rivalry with Penn State over

Top Ten | Things worth creating a new rivalry with Penn State over

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 12, 2019

Nittany Lions, save yourselves now and quit like Bret Stephens quit Twitter. Here are 10 new rivalry options where we’d beat Penn State.

Editorial: More states should follow New Jersey’s new gun policy

Editorial: More states should follow New Jersey’s new gun policy

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 10, 2019

More states should consider similar executive orders going forward to have a greater possible impact on gun policy in this country.

Editorial | It’s about time: online absentee applications in Pa.

Editorial | It’s about time: online absentee applications in Pa.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 9, 2019

This change is a start, but if Pennsylvania really wants to increase fairness, they must continue to make deliberate improvements.

Editorial: Trump’s stance on Hurricane Dorian is problematic

Editorial: Trump’s stance on Hurricane Dorian is problematic

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 8, 2019

This stance that the president shouldn’t be corrected when wrong, even when public safety is at stake, is dangerous and dictator-like.

Editorial: Top 10 ways to save the Earth

Editorial: Top 10 ways to save the Earth

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 5, 2019

Here are 10 things you can do right now to save the earth.

Editorial: More states should ban flavored e-cigarettes

Editorial: More states should ban flavored e-cigarettes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 4, 2019

Michigan's ban on flavored e-cigarettes is a much-needed measure that more states should imitate.

Editorial: Lawsuit could be a step towards equity in Pa. education funding

Editorial: Lawsuit could be a step towards equity in Pa. education funding

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 3, 2019

Where the state government has failed to solve the problem of inequity in education funding, this lawsuit could be a step towards a solution.

Editorial | Everyday is Labor Day

Editorial | Everyday is Labor Day

By Pitt News Editorial Board

September 2, 2019

Since the Labor Day’s establishment in 1894, labor itself has evolved into something more complex than simply the unionization of nine-to-five white-collar workers and advocacy for safe working conditions.

Editorial | Climate change denial is an economic and environmental failure

Editorial | Climate change denial is an economic and environmental failure

By Pitt News Editorial Board

August 29, 2019

It’s likely that even older generations will have to face the financial burdens of denying climate change, especially with these loosening regulations.

Editorial: Stephens’ idea of free speech is hypocritical, self-serving

Editorial: Stephens’ idea of free speech is hypocritical, self-serving

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 28, 2019

Stephens’ reaction to a joke made on Twitter at his expense makes him a hypocrite and suggests he’s willing to use his social status to silence critics.

Editorial: Tweets won’t save the Amazon

Editorial: Tweets won’t save the Amazon

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 27, 2019

Going vegan or donating to organizations dedicated to rainforest conservation won’t ultimately help save the Amazon.

Editorial | Unlimited 30-minute bike rides for first years are a good start

Editorial | Unlimited 30-minute bike rides for first years are a good start

By Pitt News Editorial Board

August 26, 2019

Only first-year students and RAs are included in Healthy Ride’s pilot bike program, but this is an opportunity that all students should be able to reap the benefits of.

Editorial: Emphasis on higher test scores won’t help diversity

Editorial: Emphasis on higher test scores won’t help diversity

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 25, 2019

While the higher level of diversity is encouraging, the higher test scores are not as beneficial to the University as they might seem.

Editorial | States should follow Pennsylvania’s lead in pursuit of curbing gerrymandering

Editorial | States should follow Pennsylvania’s lead in pursuit of curbing gerrymandering

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 10, 2019

Since individual states hold all the power to curb gerrymandering, they need to follow in Pennsylvania's footsteps and prioritize making their maps as fair as possible.

Editorial | This is the real border crisis

Editorial | This is the real border crisis

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 26, 2019

Democrats and Republicans need to throw their ideological differences away in order to ensure that people arriving at the border are, at the very least, being treated humanely.

Editorial | Pennsylvania politicians need to take Clairton pollution seriously

Editorial | Pennsylvania politicians need to take Clairton pollution seriously

By Pitt News Editorial Board

June 18, 2019

We place trust in these politicians to protect us, and their refusal to acknowledge the health and environmental violations is doing the opposite.

Editorial | Acknowledge progress and pitfalls during Pride month

Editorial | Acknowledge progress and pitfalls during Pride month

By Pitt News Editorial Board

June 12, 2019

But the past few years also brought forth a slew of hateful events, serving as a bleak reminder that we still have a long way to go. In order to continue progressing forward, it’s vital to acknowledge both the progress and the pitfalls.

Editorial | YouTube needs to make deliberate changes in order to protect children

Editorial | YouTube needs to make deliberate changes in order to protect children

By Pitt News Editorial Board

June 5, 2019

The New York Times recently reported that Youtube’s algorithm, which the site uses to personalize content recommendations for its users, was showing a video of girls playing outside in two-piece swimsuits to users who had watched other videos of prepubescent, half-dressed children — after they had watched sexually themed content. The result of this was a loop of videos that experts say sexualize children.

Editorial | Assange’s journalist credentials aren’t the issue

Editorial | Assange’s journalist credentials aren’t the issue

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 28, 2019

His prosecution is worrisome because it erases the line between the responsibility of government employees to safeguard information and the freedom of civilians who are protected under the First Amendment.

Editorial: States are slowly chipping away at abortion rights

Editorial: States are slowly chipping away at abortion rights

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 22, 2019

While the Alabama law certainly is a blatant attack against women, there’s a slew of other laws in states around the country that restrict abortion in smaller ways which might be even more effective in overturning Roe v. Wade.

Editorial | Alyssa Milano’s proposed sex strike isn’t empowering

Editorial | Alyssa Milano’s proposed sex strike isn’t empowering

By Pitt News Editorial Board

May 14, 2019

Though Milano likely has good intentions, a sex strike isn’t an empowering or effective way for women to protest abortion laws.

Top 10: Excuses for missing a final

Top 10: Excuses for missing a final

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 18, 2019

It happens. We get it. Here are the top 10 reasons you can give professors for why you missed your final that’s worth 30% of your grade.

Editorial: Leave advertisements out of space

Editorial: Leave advertisements out of space

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 17, 2019

In a day and age where it’s nearly impossible to go anywhere without seeing some sort of advertisement, putting them in the sky seems not only irritating, but unnecessary and harmful.

Editorial: Undocumented immigrants aren’t punishment for sanctuary cities

Editorial: Undocumented immigrants aren’t punishment for sanctuary cities

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 16, 2019

President Donald Trump’s latest proposal involves more than just labeling undocumented immigrants as a threat. Now, he’s trying to use them as punishment.

Editorial: Inciting violence against politicians hurts everyone

Editorial: Inciting violence against politicians hurts everyone

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 15, 2019

It is natural to disagree with politicians, but no matter how opposed one is to their values, inciting violence against them through misinformation — as Trump did with his video — is never OK.

Editorial: Denison scavenger hunt wasn’t funny

Editorial: Denison scavenger hunt wasn’t funny

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 14, 2019

What was meant as a dumb prank played with the real fears of thousands of women at Pitt.

Top 10: Ways for presidential candidates to earn our support

Top 10: Ways for presidential candidates to earn our support

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 11, 2019

With Bernie planning a Pitt stop in Oakland this Sunday, we decided to give presidential hopefuls an easy guide to pandering for our votes.

Editorial: Ending affirmative action sets us back

Editorial: Ending affirmative action sets us back

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 10, 2019

Affirmative action policies play an important role in ensuring the systemic challenges faced by marginalized communities are diminished.

Editorial: Hiring Brandon Flood is a step in the right direction

Editorial: Hiring Brandon Flood is a step in the right direction

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 8, 2019

This is a major step forward in normalizing the rehabilitation of inmates and allowing them to participate fully in civil society and benefits the justice system as a whole.

Editorial: Pass the Stop HATE Act

Editorial: Pass the Stop HATE Act

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 7, 2019

U.S. legislators are introducing the Stop Harmful and Abusive Telecommunications Expression (HATE) Act of 2019 to Congress to learn more about how people spread hate online, which is a good first step toward preventing further shootings.

Top 10: Places to jaywalk in Oakland

Top 10: Places to jaywalk in Oakland

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 5, 2019

We at The Pitt News say get the goobermint out of our crimes of convenience! Here are the top 10 places to jaywalk in Oakland.

Editorial: Lilly Singh is what late night needs

Editorial: Lilly Singh is what late night needs

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 4, 2019

Singh’s new role with NBC is a huge step forward for diversity and representation on late-night television.

Editorial: Don’t dismiss Biden allegations

Editorial: Don’t dismiss Biden allegations

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 3, 2019

We owe the women who made the allegations against Biden the same respect we give all other victims of assault and harassment who come forward.

Editorial: Closing the boyfriend loophole could save partners of abusers

Editorial: Closing the boyfriend loophole could save partners of abusers

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 2, 2019

The NRA's stance is anti-woman and overlooks the dangers people face from intimate partners who own guns and have shown tendencies toward violent, abusive or stalker-like behaviors.

Editorial: The actual William Pitt the WPU should be named after

Editorial: The actual William Pitt the WPU should be named after

By The Pitt News Editorial Brad

April 1, 2019

We can’t count the ways Brad Pitt has shaped this world, but we can count the reasons we can show Brad Pitt at least a fraction of the love he deserves.

Top 10: Things to lobby for in Harrisburg

Top 10: Things to lobby for in Harrisburg

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 28, 2019

We don’t normally enjoy interacting with those who work in the State capital but here are our top 10 things to lobby for in Harrisburg.

Editorial: Allies, know our place

Editorial: Allies, know our place

By The Pitt News Editorial Staff

March 28, 2019

It’s not about what makes us comfortable. It’s not about what we want to do and it’s not about our opinions. It’s about their justified anger.

Editorial: The GOP isn’t the healthcare party

Editorial: The GOP isn’t the healthcare party

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 27, 2019

Getting rid of the ACA and Trump’s statement are both mistakes that will hurt both the American people and Trump’s reelection bid in 2020.

Editorial: Shooting survivors need more mental health resources

Editorial: Shooting survivors need more mental health resources

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 25, 2019

These people’s pain didn’t stop in the aftermath of the shootings, and they — as well as all others in their terrible position — deserved access to mental health resources to help them process and grieve what they lost.

Editorial: Rosfeld decision isn’t surprising, still disappointing

Editorial: Rosfeld decision isn’t surprising, still disappointing

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 24, 2019

The time it took for the jury to reach a decision compared to the gravity of the crime shows how little we value the lives of young black men in America.

Top 10: People we would actually support for president

Top 10: People we would actually support for president

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 22, 2019

Amy Klobuchar defended her harsh staff treatment, claiming toughness is needed to deal with Putin, but has she ever threatened her rival one hour into starting her new job? Gritty has.

Editorial: West Virginia gets creative holding Church accountable for abuse

Editorial: West Virginia gets creative holding Church accountable for abuse

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 20, 2019

The state’s solution to these legal impediments might help in the effort to hold accountable those who enabled the abuse to happen.

Editorial: Stop calling Beto O’Rourke a progressive candidate

Editorial: Stop calling Beto O’Rourke a progressive candidate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 19, 2019

While O’Rourke quickly rose in fame and favor following his failed Senate bid, his past voting record as a member of the House of Representatives doesn’t match the progressive image he currently projects.

Editorial: Admissions scandal not surprising

Editorial: Admissions scandal not surprising

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 19, 2019

For many students, the college admissions process should be a merit-based process providing opportunities to move up in the world.

Editorial: Rise in white nationalism fed by politicians

Editorial: Rise in white nationalism fed by politicians

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 17, 2019

In wake of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, we’ve seen that such blatant refusals to admit the gravity of white supremacy and racism have a wider effect than just the United States alone.

Top 10: Pitt News Drink Factory

Top 10: Pitt News Drink Factory

By The Pitt News Editorial Staff

March 7, 2019

We’ve gone and collected the mud and rainwater in that pothole and blended it with some tire rubber for the defining Forbes-Avenue experience in a cup.

Editorial: Conversion therapy ban a good first step

Editorial: Conversion therapy ban a good first step

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 7, 2019

The process is considered ineffective and abusive by most medical professionals, and a ban on it is a good step forward for Allegheny County.

Editorial: Trump makes empty promise for “A Plus” emergency relief

Editorial: Trump makes empty promise for “A Plus” emergency relief

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 6, 2019

Trump’s inconsistency in responding to disaster relief is unacceptable, and future disaster-affected states deserve the same support he has given Alabama.

Editorial: Fox-Trump relationship unethical, dangerous

Editorial: Fox-Trump relationship unethical, dangerous

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 4, 2019

The New Yorker article shows an unethical, incredibly alarming relationship between Fox News and the Trump administration.

Editorial: Executive order for free speech would do more harm than good

Editorial: Executive order for free speech would do more harm than good

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 3, 2019

The executive order is yet another swing and a miss for the Trump administration, as it manages to both fundamentally misunderstand the role of the Constitution and propose a problematic solution.

Top 10: Things Pitt should be matching

Top 10: Things Pitt should be matching

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 1, 2019

Pitt will soon match any federal Pell Grant. Here are an additional 10 things that Pitt should match and reimburse.

Editorial: Don’t ignore Cohen’s testimony

Editorial: Don’t ignore Cohen’s testimony

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 28, 2019

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony yesterday is something that deserves the nation’s refocused attention.

Editorial: Focus on hate crimes, not Smollett

Editorial: Focus on hate crimes, not Smollett

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 27, 2019

Regardless of Smollet's alleged hoax, we have to pay more attention to dangers of hateful organizations and violent individuals.

Editorial: Trump’s gag rule unethical, harms women

Editorial: Trump’s gag rule unethical, harms women

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 25, 2019

The federal rule would decrease women’s access to inclusive health care and promote a dangerously edited education of all possible family-planning options.

Editorial: Human trafficking is a bigger problem than we’d like to admit

Editorial: Human trafficking is a bigger problem than we’d like to admit

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 25, 2019

Human trafficking is a widespread, serious issue that hits closer to home than expected — including here in western Pennsylvania.

Top 10: Space Force Objectives

Top 10: Space Force Objectives

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 22, 2019

Get in the shuttle, loser, we’re going to make the galaxy great again. As the Space Force blasts off, here are 10 top priorities for the new military branch.

Editorial: Sanders isn’t the answer for 2020

Editorial: Sanders isn’t the answer for 2020

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 21, 2019

Many Democratic contenders are running on platforms that were heavily influenced by the ideas Sanders supported in 2016. He should allow them to do so and act as their mentor, instead of insisting on carrying on his own legacy.

Editorial: Post-Gazette executive editor threatens newspaper integrity

Editorial: Post-Gazette executive editor threatens newspaper integrity

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 20, 2019

Not only does Burris’ new assignment indicate a condonement of the whitewashing of racism, but it flies in the face of journalistic ethics.

Editorial: Don’t forget to vote in SGB election

Editorial: Don’t forget to vote in SGB election

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 19, 2019

The people we vote for will influence our lives as students in numerous ways, so it’s important to vote for candidates who will best represent us.

Editorial: The wall isn’t a national emergency

Editorial: The wall isn’t a national emergency

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 18, 2019

What Trump fails to recognize in all this is that there is no crisis at the border. His national emergency creates far more problems than it solves and is a complete overextension of executive powers.

Top 10: Master plan must-haves

Top 10: Master plan must-haves

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 15, 2019

Here are the top 10 most pressing issues to students and faculty alike that Pitt must incorporate into this master plan.

Editorial: Let’s talk about measles

Editorial: Let’s talk about measles

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 13, 2019

States must equip children with access to vaccinations and the resources to reverse misinformation while closing loopholes that allow families to opt out of vaccination requirements for personal reasons.

Editorial: Pro-Palestine doesn’t mean anti-Semitic

Editorial: Pro-Palestine doesn’t mean anti-Semitic

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 12, 2019

The tweets, which have been decried by Democrats and Republicans alike, lacked the context of a long history of anti-Semitic tropes and offensive stereotypes.

Editorial: Adopt paid Election Day nationwide

Editorial: Adopt paid Election Day nationwide

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 10, 2019

Sandusky’s new policy is an excellent idea that will hopefully improve voter turnout, and the rest of the country should follow its lead.

Top 5 / Bottom 5: Las Palmas

Top 5 / Bottom 5: Las Palmas

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 8, 2019

Las Palmas has a cult following on campus — but is there anything they could do that would actually cause them to lose support? Read more here:

Editorial: Air quality concerns require stronger action

Editorial: Air quality concerns require stronger action

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 7, 2019

The number of air quality alerts issued lately is cause for great concern. It feels as if we’re sliding backwards with our air quality, and this is something we absolutely can’t allow to happen.

Editorial: Trump defies bipartisanship for border fiction

Editorial: Trump defies bipartisanship for border fiction

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 6, 2019

Despite the triumphs made in the last year, Trump’s address only further displayed eagerness to use falsehoods to stoke fear and xenophobic anger to accomplish his political ends.

Editorial: Big Pharma must be stopped

Editorial: Big Pharma must be stopped

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 5, 2019

One company may be responsible for illegal activities that expanded and considerably worsened the opioid crisis.This kind of shameful opportunism must be stopped if we’re to have any chance at stopping a national health emergency of this magnitude.

Editorial: Northam’s racist photo is inexcusable

Editorial: Northam’s racist photo is inexcusable

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 4, 2019

Northam is far too defensive of something that has no defense, and should immediately resign from office as the vast majority of his fellow Democrats demand.

Top 10: Reasons to cancel classes

Top 10: Reasons to cancel classes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 1, 2019

From time to time, we may have to cancel classes — and here are 10 reasons why.

Editorial: Pitt needs to handle the cold better

Editorial: Pitt needs to handle the cold better

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 31, 2019

Pitt needs a more formalized plan for cancellations due to inclement weather for the safety of its students and staff.

Editorial: City leaders must be transparent in gun control battle

Editorial: City leaders must be transparent in gun control battle

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 30, 2019

If City leaders hope to try their hand at overturning decades of court precedence, City residents deserve to know more about their plan than waiting to “find out.”

Editorial: Duke professor’s email is xenophobic, discriminatory

Editorial: Duke professor’s email is xenophobic, discriminatory

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 28, 2019

Neely’s email, which implied that students speaking in a language other than English would be penalized, was uncalled for and xenophobic in nature. This isn’t the kind of thinking that should be welcomed or allowed at universities.

Editorial: Hosting Louis C.K. reflects badly on Pittsburgh

Editorial: Hosting Louis C.K. reflects badly on Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 28, 2019

Louis C.K.’s presence in Pittsburgh — and the entire tour — was a mistake and an insult to women in comedy and in the audience.

Editorial | Pitt’s hazing report fails student safety

Editorial | Pitt’s hazing report fails student safety

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 25, 2019

Pitt’s failure to provide anything above what is required by law is a failed commitment to student safety.

Editorial: Post-Gazette cartoons don’t speak for Pittsburgh

Editorial: Post-Gazette cartoons don’t speak for Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 23, 2019

A string of editorial cartoons published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this past week may have left you scratching your head — and you’re in good company. Three cartoons drawn by Post-Gazette cartoonist Steve Kelley in the span of one week show a blatant disrespect for women and put into ques...

Editorial | Gallagher needs to pay it forward

Editorial | Gallagher needs to pay it forward

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 22, 2019

Former Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg had a history of donating large portions of his retention bonuses to Pitt. It’s time Chancellor Patrick Gallagher followed suit.

Editorial: To protect Mon Valley, U.S. Steel must change

Editorial: To protect Mon Valley, U.S. Steel must change

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 18, 2019

The Clairton Coke Works plant has a long history of pollution violations. With the health of local residents at stake, U.S. Steel must finally commit to improving the coke plant’s track record.

Editorial: Pitt is no place for hate

Editorial: Pitt is no place for hate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 17, 2019

We’ve all heard slurs that target a wide range of ethnicities, religions, genders and sexual orientations. But there is no place for this kind of language at Pitt or in Pittsburgh.

Editorial | GOP hard on King, soft on Trump

Editorial | GOP hard on King, soft on Trump

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 16, 2019

The Republican leadership likely hopes their actions against King will be seen as a genuine stand against white supremacy, not something done when it is politically convenient. The GOP’s silence on Trump says otherwise.

Editorial: Trump administration threatens women’s health care

Editorial: Trump administration threatens women’s health care

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 15, 2019

The Obama-era requirement that companies provide access to free birth control to employees seems to be temporarily safe from the Trump administration, but as always under this president, the fate of women’s health care still hangs in the balance.

Editorial: Democratic newcomers need to learn from 2016 mistakes

Editorial: Democratic newcomers need to learn from 2016 mistakes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 13, 2019

If Democrats want to win back the White House, their presidential candidates need to learn from the last time around and not allow campaigning and rhetoric to get as ugly and intense as it did in 2016.

Editorial: Trump’s test of emergency powers

Editorial: Trump’s test of emergency powers

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 11, 2019

The National Emergencies Act of 1976 was originally passed to provide a check on presidential power while codifying specific constraints under which presidents could declare states of emergency. Congress must enforce this intent.

Editorial: The real consequences of Trump’s fake crisis

Editorial: The real consequences of Trump’s fake crisis

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 10, 2019

Trump is both a hypocrite and wrong to blame Democrats for a lack of resolution to the shutdown, and the longer he blames others for a problem created entirely by himself, the more people he puts at risk.

Editorial: Trump’s border security the wrong answer to real problems

Editorial: Trump’s border security the wrong answer to real problems

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 9, 2019

President Donald Trump’s first prime-time address was his opportunity to make a case for his border security plan. Instead, it highlighted just how little Trump understood the problems he hoped a border wall would fix.

Editorial: Trump needs to compromise on wall

Editorial: Trump needs to compromise on wall

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 8, 2019

Trump needs to put aside his ego long enough to agree to a compromise, or else the consequences of a prolonged government shutdown will be serious for many Americans.

Editorial: Tumblr’s moderation efforts miss the mark

Editorial: Tumblr’s moderation efforts miss the mark

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 7, 2018

Tumblr admits its moderation efforts are not perfect and that the use of automated tools to identify adult content “versus say, a political protest with nudity or the statue of David, is not simple at scale.”

Editorial | Ruling protecting priest anonymity unfair to victims

Editorial | Ruling protecting priest anonymity unfair to victims

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 6, 2018

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court voted 6-1 to keep those 11 priests anonymous. But the decision is only a victory for serial sexual abusers and self-interested church officials.

Editorial | Pittsburgh ordinance stifles community voices

Editorial | Pittsburgh ordinance stifles community voices

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 5, 2018

Community voices in Pittsburgh lobbied for a seat at the table in city planning and development. The process to earn that seat is shutting them out.

Editorial | Denmark immigration policy inhumane

Editorial | Denmark immigration policy inhumane

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 4, 2018

Denmark seemingly took a page right out of President Donald Trump's playbook on Friday, except far more severe — the Danish government will house rejected asylum seekers on a 17-acre island.

Editorial: Ohio bills threaten reproductive freedom

Editorial: Ohio bills threaten reproductive freedom

December 3, 2018

The Ohio bills criminalize choice in a way that is pulling the pro-choice stance of the national conversation about abortion closer to a pro-not-getting-arrested-for-exercising-autonomy stance.

Editorial: Destruction of rape kits unjust to victims

Editorial: Destruction of rape kits unjust to victims

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 30, 2018

A CNN investigation revealed that police agencies across the country have been throwing away rape kits, oftentimes before the statute of limitations is up. This is a terrifying reality for victims, who can no longer trust that the evidence they give will even be used.

Editorial | Gab back online: a public safety hazard

Editorial | Gab back online: a public safety hazard

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 29, 2018

Gab was taken down last month after it’s ties to the Tree of Life gunman were revealed to the world — but it’s back up as of this weekend, which should alarm anyone who cares about public safety.

Editorial | Trump calls for state TV network: a dictator move

Editorial | Trump calls for state TV network: a dictator move

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 28, 2018

The president believes the United States should form a state TV network — but such an endeavor would be a dangerous propaganda purveyor.

Editorial: Trump fundamentally misunderstands role of justice system

Editorial: Trump fundamentally misunderstands role of justice system

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 27, 2018

The Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court Friday to fast-track the case of the President Donald Trump’s military ban for transgender citizens, an obvious overstep by the executive branch — and it’s not the first time the Trump administration has crossed this line.

Editorial: Troops not necessary to welcome migrant caravan

Editorial: Troops not necessary to welcome migrant caravan

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 26, 2018

An order from the White House gives these troops permission to use lethal force against migrants to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel. This is yet another example of the Trump administration’s inability to humanely and intelligently deal with immigration.

Editorial: How to handle relatives at Thanksgiving

Editorial: How to handle relatives at Thanksgiving

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 20, 2018

While Thanksgiving dinner at your great-aunt’s house is not the ideal place to throw hands with your grandpa, there are ways of confronting loved ones without turning the conversation into a battleground whence your relationships may never recover.

Editorial: Trump wrongly blames forest management for fires

Editorial: Trump wrongly blames forest management for fires

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 19, 2018

Unsurprisingly, President Donald Trump has once again proven himself incapable of appropriately responding to tragedy, resorting to victim-blaming and threats rather than promising to help with disaster relief.

Editorial: GQ’s “Woman” of the Year cover insensitive

Editorial: GQ’s “Woman” of the Year cover insensitive

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 16, 2018

The GQ magazine's "Woman" of the Year cover featuring Serena Williams has drawn the ire of fans on social media since its release. The stylistic choices completely ignore the important context of Williams’ history in the public eye.

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