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Opinion | Romanticizing Canada takes away from the nation’s serious issues

Opinion | Romanticizing Canada takes away from the nation’s serious issues
October 18, 2020
Americans view Canada as a liberal safe haven, but this romanticized view of our neighbors to the North does not tell the whole story.

Editorial | Stop commodifying activism

Magnets and buttons for sale are displayed at the 2019 Pittsburgh Womens’ March.
October 8, 2020
When we turn to capitalism and start selling goods with funny taglines, it distracts from larger issues of politics and justice that need to be recognized and advocated for.

Opinion | Trump’s a racist — vote him out

Demonstrators gathered in December 2019 outside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to protest President Donald Trump, who visited Pittsburgh to speak at the annual Shale Insight Conference.
October 4, 2020
Voting for Trump is giving a rubber stamp to his harmful and unprecedented rhetoric and policies.

Opinion | The U.S. has a problem — the voters don’t care. Let’s fix that.

Opinion | The U.S. has a problem — the voters don’t care. Let’s fix that.
September 15, 2020
Though there are many reasons why Americans don’t vote, there are ways to eliminate this problem and create a culture of better informed voters.

Opinion | The RNC tops the DNC despite prevalent flaws

President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination on the South Lawn of the White House Thursday.
September 2, 2020
The unorthodox virtual Democratic and Republican National conventions have come to an end. The Republicans seem to have come out on top judging from recent polls.

Opinion | The NFL’s Rooney Rule can help diversify our governments

The Rooney Rule, adopted by the NFL in 2003, is named after late former Steelers owner, Dan Rooney (right).
September 1, 2020
The NFL instituted the Rooney Rule in 2003, which got its name from Steelers owner Dan Rooney’s efforts to make the personnel behind professional football more diverse.

Opinion | Americans need a populist that will fight for them

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ran on his famous New Deal platform that included many economic reforms, public works and many other social programs.
August 25, 2020
America needs a populist president.

Opinion | We shouldn’t be afraid to “politicize” coronavirus

Opinion | We shouldn’t be afraid to “politicize” coronavirus
May 12, 2020
We shouldn’t politicize the virus — but we should politicize our response to government inaction.

Opinion | What Biden can learn from Clinton and Sanders

Opinion | What Biden can learn from Clinton and Sanders
April 15, 2020
The last presidential election demonstrated that simply saying “I’m not as bad as Trump” won’t suffice. Wake up, Joe — it’s time to do some work.

Opinion | Trump’s coronavirus response sucks

President Donald Trump takes questions at a news conference about the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic at the White House March 13 in Washington, D.C. Trump is facing a national health emergency as COVID-19 cases continue to rise and 30 people have died from the virus in the United States, according to The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
March 15, 2020
‪At every stage of the coronavirus outbreak, Trump has done the wrong thing, presumably based on a combination of incompetence, narcissism and a desire to protect himself politically.‬
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