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Opinion | American politics are turning us into pessimists

Opinion | American politics are turning us into pessimists

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist February 16, 2021
After Trump’s second acquittal, it’s easy to feel disheartened, or even pessimistic about the future.
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‘Black Mirror’ reflects cruel U.S. crime system

By Will Schulman | Columnist January 25, 2018

Growing up was difficult enough with two living parents — I can’t imagine reaching adulthood with only one of them. What’s truly unimaginable, though, is growing up with your parent’s consciousness...

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 3. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

In wake of Maria don’t blame Puerto Rico, blame the U.S.

By Maggie Durwald | For The Pitt News October 18, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, an overwhelming 80 percent of the 3.4 million Americans in Puerto Rico are still without electricity, adequate amounts of food and hospital supplies and, most alarmingly,...

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To understand injustice, listen to the lawyers

By Henry Glitz | Opinions Editor September 7, 2017

In most American courts of law, a raised voice or an opinion stated too aggressively will typically earn you the censure of the presiding judge. But that certainly wasn’t the case Tuesday night in the...

20 years later, soccer’s progress in U.S. almost unfathomable

By Linda Robertson / MCT Campus May 27, 2014

Before he became the guitar-playing, ginger-bearded face of American soccer, Alexi Lalas was just another guy on an airplane, making small talk with a fellow passenger.“I remember I was on my way to...

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