The Pitt News

Elizabeth Warren’s “lobbyist tax” attacks First Amendment in more ways than one

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., plans to institute a tax on “excessive lobbying,” in an attempt to limit impacts on decision makers by lobbying organizations.

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist

October 16, 2019

Warren’s idea is more than an ineffective proposal to curtail government corruption by limiting advocacy spending by organizations.

Editorial | Climate change denial is an economic and environmental failure

Danah Bialoruski

By Pitt News Editorial Board

August 29, 2019

It’s likely that even older generations will have to face the financial burdens of denying climate change, especially with these loosening regulations.

Editorial | Pennsylvania politicians need to take Clairton pollution seriously

U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works plant.

By Pitt News Editorial Board

June 18, 2019

We place trust in these politicians to protect us, and their refusal to acknowledge the health and environmental violations is doing the opposite.

Opinion | Time to execute the death penalty

 A California prison lethal injection room.

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

June 4, 2019

The United States is one of the few developed countries in which the death penalty is still legal in certain places, despite it being an inhumane and outdated form of punishment. The practice is also expensive, irreversible and ineffective when it comes to curbing criminal offenses.

Opinion | The Trump boom can’t last

Gold ingots.

By Michael Clifford, For The Pitt News

May 22, 2019

Mixed economic signals are popping up everywhere that suggest a downturn soon. Given the uncertainty, it would be wise to hold a skeptical outlook for the near future.

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper