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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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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.

Editorial: Proposed YAF lawsuit against Pitt unnecessary, harmful

Editorial: Proposed YAF lawsuit against Pitt unnecessary, harmful

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Pitt levied a $5,546 security fee against YAF for hosting Ben Shapiro — and YAF swiftly threatened to sue the university in response. But the lawsuit would be a completely unnecessary publicity stunt.

Editorial: Peduto to release Amazon bid: too little, too late

Editorial: Peduto to release Amazon bid: too little, too late

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 14, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Peduto will release Pittsburgh’s Amazon headquarters bid on Thursday, but he should have done that a lot earlier. Pittsburgers deserve to know about major, local economic developments.

Editorial: Heed Macron’s warning about nationalism

Editorial: Heed Macron’s warning about nationalism

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The centennial demonstrated that a century hasn’t made foreign relations any simpler — in fact, we may be sliding back into old habits. And French President Emmanuel Macron made a serious case for the collective good at a time when the forces of nationalism are dividing the world in the same way they did leading up to WWI.

Editorial: Remember mental health of shooting victims

Editorial: Remember mental health of shooting victims

By The Pitt News Editorial

November 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Pittsburgh is still feeling the damage a mass shooting can have on a community. We’re tired of reading about it. We’re tired of writing about it. And we’re acutely aware, after having lived through it and after one person was a part of two of these events in the span of a year, that mass shootings have become a cultural problem that must be fixed.

Editorial: Attack on Acosta is an attack on all media

Editorial: Attack on Acosta is an attack on all media

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 9, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

President Donald Trump’s administration has a history of attacking the press, but its most recent attack is alarmingly reminiscent of ways authoritarian countries like China treat the press.

Editorial: Sessions’ resignation could curb Russia investigation

Editorial: Sessions’ resignation could curb Russia investigation

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 8, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Wednesday's events showed a president who feels trapped by an FBI investigation that is slowly drawing to a close and a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.

Editorial: Young people turn out: Pa. blue wave becomes tsunami

Editorial: Young people turn out: Pa. blue wave becomes tsunami

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 7, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Midterm elections are traditionally Republican dominated — but young people came out in full force this year, giving Democrats a badly needed win.

Editorial: Why TPN didn’t endorse candidates for midterm elections

Editorial: Why TPN didn’t endorse candidates for midterm elections

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Here at The Pitt News, we don’t believe in endorsing electoral candidates — it’s wholly unnecessary and it tarnishes our image as an honest, objective newspaper.

Editorial: Bolsonaro threatens democracy

Editorial: Bolsonaro threatens democracy

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Leaders and parties that exercise dictator-like control over the governments to which they were elected pose an intense, immediate threat to democracy worldwide. Civil liberties, freedom of the press and global security are at stake.

Editorial: Executive order on birthright citizenship unconstitutional

Editorial: Executive order on birthright citizenship unconstitutional

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The president fueled his election campaign with fear and hatred toward immigrants, but his most recent attack on them could affect the way we interpret the Constitution itself — an overreach of executive power that would hurt the lives of hundreds of thousands of children born to noncitizen parents.

Editorial: Top 5 reasons to keep Halloween on Oct. 31

Editorial: Top 5 reasons to keep Halloween on Oct. 31

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 1, 2018


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Would Halloween be more fun if it were always on a Saturday? A recent petition which has now received more than 50,000 signatures think so. But the Pitt News Editorial Board disagrees.

Editorial: Trump’s divisiveness, insensitivity provokes protests in Pittsburgh

Editorial: Trump’s divisiveness, insensitivity provokes protests in Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 31, 2018


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Trump’s arrived in Pittsburgh on Tuesday to console victims’ families in the Tree of Life shooting — but according to the Jewish community and many other people in Pittsburgh, he wasn’t welcome.

Editorial: Pittsburgh doesn’t welcome Trump

Editorial: Pittsburgh doesn’t welcome Trump

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 30, 2018


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If the president had any respect for the victims and their families, he would stay away and allow them time to mourn without his heavily politicizing presence.

Editorial: Pittsburgh will heal

Editorial: Pittsburgh will heal

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 28, 2018


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We didn’t expect to be thrust into the national spotlight in this way. We didn’t expect we’d become another member of a long, growing list of cities that have been the victims of mass shootings. Squirrel Hill is a peaceful, historically Jewish neighborhood about a mile away from Pitt’s campus — too close to home for it to happen to us.

Editorial: Megyn Kelly reveals racist attitudes

Editorial: Megyn Kelly reveals racist attitudes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 26, 2018


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Megyn Kelly received mountains of criticism for suggesting during her show Tuesday that there was nothing wrong with a white person doing blackface, so long as it’s for a Halloween costume.

North Carolina voting laws suppress minorities

North Carolina voting laws suppress minorities

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 24, 2018


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North Carolina claims its new voting policies make it more convenient for voters to get to the polls — but really it’s an orchestrated attempt to prevent minorities from voting.

Editorial: HHS proposal threatens transgender rights

Editorial: HHS proposal threatens transgender rights

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 23, 2018


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A new policy from the Department of Health and Human Services would eliminate federal recognition of more than a million Americans who choose to identify with a gender they weren’t born into, an alarming leap backward in the fight for transgender rights.

Editorial: Leaving nuclear treaty is a mistake

Editorial: Leaving nuclear treaty is a mistake

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 21, 2018


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The president’s decision to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty not only further confirms the United States’ international reputation as a poor partner, but it also presents a real threat to nuclear disarmament and world security.

Editorial: Pa. response to church abuse insufficient

Editorial: Pa. response to church abuse insufficient

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 19, 2018


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The Pennsylvania Senate had a chance to show its support for victims in the form of a bill that would allow victims of church abuse to seek justice, but in an underwhelming display of concern it declined to vote on the bill on the last voting day in legislative season.

Editorial: Riding high: United States should follow Canada’s pot legalization

Editorial: Riding high: United States should follow Canada’s pot legalization

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 18, 2018


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Canada became the second country in the world to legalize cannabis on Wednesday. The United States should follow suit — and weed out oppressive drug policies.

Editorial: Elizabeth Warren DNA test in poor taste

Editorial: Elizabeth Warren DNA test in poor taste

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 17, 2018


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Warren’s trace amounts of Native American DNA are laughable. Native Americans still face rampant discrimination in this country, and Warren likening her life experiences to theirs is insensitive.

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