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The GOP’s white nationalism problem

The GOP's white nationalism problem

By Aaron Lindstrom, For The Pitt News

November 8, 2018

One of the issues the Republican party focused on in these midterm elections was immigration — and Republican rhetoric on this issue continued to reveal how white nationalism is seeping into the party.

Populism sparks high voter turnout

Jair Bolsonaro, ultra-right candidate for the office of Brazilian president, arrives to vote in a polling station on Oct. 28.

By Delilah Bourque, Senior Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

Populist movements get people to the polls at home and abroad. This year’s historic midterm turnout is just one example of voters showing up to fight rhetoric they deem dangerous.

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

Nearly 600 people voted at the Posvar Hall polling location.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 7, 2018

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

SGB addresses student voting issues, campus improvements

Board member Albert Tanjaya discusses the possibility of adding needle disposal containers to restrooms on campus.

By Emily Wolfe, Senior Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

SGB members are in talks with Pitt about adding needle-disposal sites on campus, as well as blue lights to light the way home.

Bolsonaro: fascist dictator masquerading as president

Then-deputy Jair Bolsonaro argued with Maria do Rosario during a general commission in the Chamber of Deputies while discussing violence against women.

By Jason Henriquez, Staff Columnist

November 6, 2018

Tolerating Bolsonaro's views isn’t just a controversial political stance — it actually enables atrocities.

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

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.

Midterm special election question: Allegheny County Children’s Fund

Students and community members voted in Posvar Hall Nov. 7, 2017. About 80 people cast their votes at the polling station.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, For The Pitt News

November 6, 2018

Alongside voting on local representatives in the midterm election, residents of Allegheny County will vote on the proposed Allegheny County Children's Fund.

Five Pa. House races to watch

Democrat Conor Lamb gave a victory speech at in Canonsburg before he was declared the projected winner of the primary election in March 2018.

By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Approach Tuesday’s midterm elections with an eye on these key districts.

North Carolina voting laws suppress minorities

The entrance to vote at the Herbert C. Young Community Center polling place in Cary, North Carolina, on Nov. 6, 2012.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 24, 2018

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: Wolf’s budget is progressive, but needs Democratic legislature to pass

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during the last day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on July 28, 2016. (Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 7, 2018

Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled the fourth yearly budget of his term Tuesday — and unlike his previous three, we might actually see it fully passed before the end of the year thanks to the 2018 midterm elections. The 2018-19 budget is notably progressive — Wolf is calling to raise both funding for publi...

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