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

Populism sparks high voter turnout

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.
Nearly 600 people voted at the Posvar Hall polling location.

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

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

SGB addresses student voting issues, campus improvements

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

Bolsonaro: fascist dictator masquerading as president

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

Midterm special election question: Allegheny County Children’s Fund

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

Five Pa. House races to watch

Approach Tuesday’s midterm elections with an eye on these key districts.
By Emily Wolfe, Staff Writer November 5, 2018
Approach Tuesday’s midterm elections with an eye on these key districts.
The entrance to vote at the Herbert C. Young Community Center polling place in Cary, North Carolina, on Nov. 6, 2012.

North Carolina voting laws suppress minorities

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.
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)

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

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....

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