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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.

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.

By Ted Bryant, For The Pitt News

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).

By Kartik Kannan, For The Pitt News

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.

By Ethan Tessler, Staff Columnist

August 26, 2020

America needs a populist president.

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

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

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

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

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

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.

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

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.‬

Editorial: It’s time to condense the primary process

A voter casts a ballot in the Massachusetts presidential primaries, Tuesday, March 3, in Seekonk, Massachusetts.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 4, 2020

The United States should condense the far-reaching spread of primary elections into a single, nationwide day of primaries.

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.

Opinion | Don’t be so Swift to shake off Taylor’s politics

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles.

By Alison Sivitz, For The Pitt News

February 12, 2020

For the majority of my life, the most political statement she’d ever made was “haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate.”

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