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The Pitt News Editorial Board argues that Texas’ abortion law is not only a cruel attempt to control women’s bodies, but has paved the way for bans throughout the country.

Editorial | The Texas abortion ban is disgraceful — PA could be next

This is another shameless expression of Republicans’ desire to control women’s bodies — particularly low-income women — and disregard for public opinion.
Opinion | You’re worried about the wrong things

Opinion | You’re worried about the wrong things

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist
National news coverage and social media algorithms trend toward negativity and outrage, which skews Americans’ ideas of which issues society actually faces — and which it doesn’t.
Pennsylvania Rep. Conor Lamb launched a campaign to run for U.S. Senate, seeking to fill Sen. Pat Toomey’s seat.

Opinion | Conor Lamb can’t be trusted as PA’s next senator

By Jack Troy, Assistant Opinions Editor
Given Lamb’s record of breaking with his own party, we need to look elsewhere for Toomey’s successor.
The Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg.

Opinion | The relationship between state system, state-related universities and the Pennsylvania legislature is toxic

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist
The lines between funding and authority, public and state institutions are blurred.
A plane flies overhead a group of people gathered around the remains of a car hit by an American drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Opinion | Western cultures need to stop normalizing violence in the Middle East

By Dalia Maeroff, Opinions Editor
Many Americans are avoiding discussing their own country’s involvement in the conflict — convincing themselves that the Middle East is just a violent place.
Editorial | Pennsylvania schools are right to mandate masks

Editorial | Pennsylvania schools are right to mandate masks

Wolf made the right decision to mandate masks. While waiting for a vaccine that can be administered to children younger than 12, there is not much else one can do to protect their child other than to have them wear a mask. 
The pandemic showed that flexibility will be key in the new workplace as some workers preferred to stay online, while others are eager to return to the office.

Opinion | Workplace attitudes are changing — and it’s long overdue

By Dalia Maeroff, Opinions Editor
The pandemic showed that flexibility will be key in the new workplace. 
Students study on the first floor of Hillman Library.

Editorial | Top 10 best gen-eds to take this year

Here are our favorite classes we’ve taken in our time at Pitt that fulfill general education requirements. 
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the evacuation of U.S. citizens and their families, SIV applicants and their families and vulnerable Afghans from Afghanistan in the East Room of the White House on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

Opinion | Withdrawing from Afghanistan was an unconscionable blunder

By Jack Troy, Assistant Opinions Editor
The time for nation building was over. So was the time for America taking on a significant combat role. But we hadn’t seriously committed to either of those in years and yet the situation remained relatively stable up until America’s final withdrawal was near and almost certain.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the daily media briefing at the Office of the Governor of the State of New York on July 23, 2020, in New York City.

Opinion | Cuomo shows how politics and sexual misconduct go hand in hand

By Ben Mankowski, For The Pitt News
Powerful politicians are able to exploit those below them with a workplace dynamic only they can control.
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