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(From left) Josh Nulph, Jacob Pavlecic, Kareem Kandil and Sara Innamorato are all current or former Pitt students running for the state House. (Images via Facebook)

Pitt students and alumni run for state House

By Sophia Mastroianni | Staff Writer March 23, 2018

Jacob Pavlecic and his best friend Quin McLaughlin’s conversations were usually about local sports. But after the 2016 election, McLaughlin — now a student at Slippery Rock University —  surprised...

Gary Johnson, the former Libertarian candidate for president, speaks at a campaign event in Los Angeles Oct. 19, 2016. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Libertarians lose in 2018 without the GOP

By Noah Manalo | For The Pitt News January 11, 2018

After a year of hurricanes devastating countries, terror attacks shaking citizens and a seemingly endless number of cultural influencers losing their reputations and their lives, many are looking to 2018...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

GOP tax plan threatens grad students the most

By Maggie Durwald | Columnist December 7, 2017

The Republican Party has once again proven itself to be an enemy of science and higher education — this time in the form of its new tax plan, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. With a vote of 51-49 during...

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are considering two versions of a tax reform plan that could minimize several tax deduction benefits that Pitt receives. (Photo by Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia Commons)

Editorial: GOP tax plan would aggrieve grad students

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 20, 2017

Republicans acted last week with their tax bill to relinquish the United States’ status as a country with one of the highest official corporate tax rates in the world. In its place, the GOP plans to...

Four women accused Roy Moore, GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, of making sexual advances toward them when they were in their teens. (Bill Clark/Congressional Quarterly/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)

Editorial: GOP establishment enables Moore’s misconduct

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 13, 2017

The party of “family values” spent the weekend in a peculiar position — defending a man accused of child molestation. The Washington Post reported last week that four women had accused Roy Moore...

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

Editorial: Trump’s revisionist history leaves everyone behind

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 28, 2017

Presidential endorsements of Senate hopefuls can often make the difference between a candidate winning and losing the election — though that wasn’t the case in Alabama this week. President Donald...

Auschwitz memorial tells US congressman: ‘It’s not a stage’

By Eric Garcia | Roll Call (TNS) July 5, 2017

Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins was criticized for posting a video of himself at the former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz for political commentary. The five-minute video, posted to Lee Johnson Media,...

Editorial: GOP inconsistent with Pope, Christian ideals

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 1, 2015

The pope has accepted the U.S. Congress’ cordial invitation to speak to the legislature on Sept. 24. Many of the politicians Pope Francis will address — particularly the Republicans — claim to...

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