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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Expelled Rep. Justin Pearson, D-Memphis, from left, expelled Rep. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, and Rep. Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville, are recognized by the audience at Fisk University before Vice President Kamala Harris arrives, Friday, April 7, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn.

Editorial | Tennessee’s House expulsion is a wake-up call to the nation

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 9, 2023
The Tennessee House is experiencing a frightening political conflict. In a move President Joe Biden hailed as “shocking, undemocratic and without precedent,” Tennessee’s House GOP cast a dark shadow over American democracy last week.    
Attendees march Downtown during the Pittsburgh Pride Revolution March & Parade on Saturday.

Opinion | The right is trying to eradicate queer futurity under the guise of protecting children

By Ebonee Rice-Nguyen, Staff Columnist March 19, 2023
For LGBTQ+ people in America, 2022 marked a year filled with fear and uncertainty as the right introduced a record number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills. In 2023, these anxieties spiked as some of these proposed bills turned into reality.
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., leaves the House Chamber after President Joe Bidens State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Washington.

Opinion | Republican political tactics show the party still doesn’t care about antisemitism

By Grant Van Robays, Staff Columnist February 17, 2023
The GOP’s moral crusade against antisemitism in the Democratic party is purely political and shows that the party doesn’t care about preventing the spread of hate.
Members on the Republican side of the House Judiciary Committee, from left, Rep. Laurel Lee, R-Fla., Rep. Nathaniel Moran, R-Texas, and Rep. Harriet Hageman, R-Wyo., listen to amendment proposals as the panel meets to pass its operating rules under the GOP majority, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023.

Editorial | House GOP is endangering civil rights, liberties by disbanding subcommittee

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 6, 2023
At the end of January, the GOP-controlled House Oversight and Accountability Committee leaders disbanded the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee. Following this decision, some House Democrats expressed concern, saying “GOP Oversight⁩ tried to toss out the Civil Rights Subcommittee without anybody noticing.”
A memorial in Montréal for the victims of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016.

Opinion | The groomer moral panic has fatal consequences

By Grant Van Robays, Staff Columnist October 23, 2022
The recent terror attack in Slovakia illustrates the deadly consequences of hateful rhetoric against the LGBTQ+ community.
Rep. Liz Cheney speaks Aug. 16, 2022, at a primary Election Day gathering in Jackson, Wyo.

Opinion | Liz Cheney isn’t spineless, just soulless

By Grace DeLallo, Assistant Opinions Editor September 14, 2022
Despite her involvement on the Jan. 6 House committee, Rep. Liz Cheney has worked against the interests of everyday people, much like the whole Republican Party.
(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...

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