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Opinion | All mainstream media networks serve the same goal — make tons of money

Opinion | All mainstream media networks serve the same goal — make tons of money

By Ethan Tessler, Senior Staff Columnist April 7, 2021
There is no objective mass media, there is only corporate mass media.
Rakesh Tikait, spokesperson of Bhartiya Kisan Union, addressing farmers during the demonstration on Saturday, Feb. 6, in Ghaziabad, India. Farmers called for roads to be blocked across the country as protests continue against the central government's recent agricultural bill.

Opinion | The danger of foreign activism in Indian affairs

By Kartik Kannan, Staff Columnist February 24, 2021
Foreign activists involved in Indian affairs must recognize the risks posed by India’s distrust of foreigners and increasingly authoritarian politics.
Opinion | American politics are turning us into pessimists

Opinion | American politics are turning us into pessimists

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist February 16, 2021
After Trump’s second acquittal, it’s easy to feel disheartened, or even pessimistic about the future.
Opinion | Calls for unity won’t matter until Republicans cooperate

Opinion | Calls for unity won’t matter until Republicans cooperate

By Nithya Achanta, For The Pitt News February 8, 2021
The GOP needs to hold Trump and its leaders accountable in order for our country to move towards more effective bipartisanship.
Then-presidential candidate Joe Biden at MSNBC’s Public Education Forum in December 2020.

Opinion | If Biden continues to fail, a Trump-like figure may return to power

By Ethan Tessler, Staff Columnist January 26, 2021
Donald Trump’s presidency was a symptom of a much larger problem, and like any doctor will tell you, you can’t cure a disease by merely treating one symptom.
Scott Perry listens to a question following a COVID-19 Community Leaders Information Meeting hosted by Penn State Health on March 9, 2020.

Editorial | Scott Perry must resign

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 25, 2021
Either Perry must resign, or he must be expelled from the House.
Opinion | Romanticizing Canada takes away from the nation’s serious issues

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

By Loretta Donoghue, Senior Staff Columnist October 19, 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.
Magnets and buttons for sale are displayed at the 2019 Pittsburgh Womens’ March.

Editorial | Stop commodifying activism

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 9, 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.
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.

Opinion | Trump’s a racist — vote him out

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist October 5, 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.

By Ethan Tessler, Staff Columnist 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.
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