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Editorial: Allegheny County endorses Heather Kass, neglects more progressive candidates

The Allegheny County Democratic Committee endorsed Heather Kass in her campaign for the state House of Representatives.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 18, 2020

The ACDC’s endorsement of Kass is a poor decision because her views are not reflective of the larger Democratic party and her receiving the endorsement will not unify Democrats in the region.

Editorial: NYT double endorsement is a cop-out

The New York Times Building in New York City.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 22, 2020

Where The New York Times evidently see this double endorsement as a revolutionary move, it’s nothing short of a cop-out that misses the point of an endorsement entirely.

Top 10: Space Force Objectives

Top 10: Space Force Objectives

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 22, 2019

Get in the shuttle, loser, we’re going to make the galaxy great again. As the Space Force blasts off, here are 10 top priorities for the new military branch.

Editorial: Post-Gazette executive editor threatens newspaper integrity

Keith Burris, who published an editorial last year headlined “Reason as racism,” will assume the additional duty of executive editor of the Post-Gazette.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 20, 2019

Not only does Burris’ new assignment indicate a condonement of the whitewashing of racism, but it flies in the face of journalistic ethics.

Top 5 / Bottom 5: Las Palmas

Tacos from the recently reopened Oakland Las Palmas location.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 8, 2019

Las Palmas has a cult following on campus — but is there anything they could do that would actually cause them to lose support? Read more here:

The Post-Gazette pushes back after Rob Rogers’ firing

Illustration by Eli Savage | Staff Illustrator

By Grant Burgman | News Editor

June 20, 2018

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fired cartoonist Rob Rogers June 14 for being “unwilling to collaborate on his cartoons” after 25 years of creating editorial cartoons for the paper. Rogers claims that he was fired because his supervising editors thought he was being too harsh to President Donald Trump...

Editorial: Post-Gazette editorial not representative of newspaper or city

(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 17, 2018

If the Pittsburgh Post-Gazettes’ Monday editorial “Reason as racism” put a bad taste in your mouth, you’re not alone. The editorial defended President Donald Trump’s inflammatory statement he made in a meeting Thursday with lawmakers discussing immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and sev...

Editorial: NFL player safety more important than politics

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) reacts after a second half touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Nov. 12. He then received a one-game suspension for injuring Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in fourth quarter.
(Sam Riche/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 6, 2017

It seems like the National Football League won’t leave the headlines. The week 13 game Monday night between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals turned violent, resulting in a potentially life-altering spinal injury for Steelers’ linebacker Ryan Shazier and multiple players’ ejections...

Editorial: Senator Flake denounces, but forfeits to the new normal

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who will not run for re-election, answers questions from reporters on Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
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By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 25, 2017

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake from Arizona delivered a 17-minute speech on the Senate floor Tuesday denouncing “the new normal” and declaring he won’t seek reelection in 2018 — but his powerful political call to action was a resounding forfeit. In a Washington Post op-ed the same day, Flake ...

Editorial: In wake of Weinstein, keep pushing forward

Harvey Weinstein on February 19, 2017, at the Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival at the TCL Chinese 6 in Hollywood. He was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in response to mounting allegations of sexual harassment and assault against him. (David Edwards/DailyCeleb/Sipa USA/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 19, 2017

Most English teachers — and certainly any editor — will say to use the active voice when possible. Jackson Katz, an educator and author at the forefront of the male feminism movement, wants to make sure you remember that too. “We talk about how many women were raped last year, not about how many men...

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