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Opinion | Don’t let Republicans snag the first female presidency

Opinion | Don’t let Republicans snag the first female presidency

By Alison Sivitz, For The Pitt News

March 17, 2020

In the end, I worry that the progressive wing’s tendency to default to moral purity will ultimately mean that no progressive woman will live up to the standards necessary to satisfy voters and snag the presidency.

Editorial: Pa. abortion law will fail to catch fallout

House Speaker Mike Turzai delivering a speech in October. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 11, 2018

Even though the Supreme Court declared abortion a constitutional right 45 years ago with Roe v. Wade, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Speaker Mike Turzai seemingly pushed against that decision Monday. The Republican lawmaker unveiled a controversial bill in front of the Health Committee that wo...

Editorial: Third parties show need for all candidates to step it up

Supporters campaign for Democrat candidate Conor Lamb and Republican candidate Rick Saccone. Libertarian Party candidate Drew Miller went largely unnoticed during Tuesday’s special election. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 15, 2018

If any aspect of the massively hyped special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District went unnoticed, it was Libertarian Party candidate Drew Miller. After a preliminary count of the ballots cast Tuesday, Miller emerged with a paltry 1,379 votes — slightly more than half a percent of all votes cast in the election, which would usually relegate a ca...

Editorial: Despite new district map, parties still responsible for success

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court redrew the state’s congressional maps after finding the GOP-drawn map unconstitutional. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 21, 2018

The Supreme Court released a new Pennsylvania Congressional District map Monday, redrawn to correct the state’s 2011 Republican-drawn version of the map, which the Supreme Court ruled as being an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.” Democrats feel encouraged by the new map, while Republicans are understandably concerned this new congressional map...

Conservative-leaning groups deny association after members share racist memes

Two groups on campus released separate statements regarding racist memes their members shared in a group chat last year and claimed these members’ actions were not associated with their organization. (TPN File Photo)

By John Hamilton and Mackenzie Rodrigues

January 25, 2018

After members of two conservative-leaning campus groups were exposed for sharing racist memes, both the Pitt College Republicans and Polis Media released separate statements claiming these members’ actions were not associated with their organization. The Twitter account Racists @ Pitt started s...

Editorial: State gerrymandering decision needs action now

Map of Pennsylvania’s current congressional districts . (Photo via United States Census Bureau)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 24, 2018

As midterm elections loom and Pennsylvanians prepare to deliver their opinion on President Donald Trump’s first two years in office, the Commonwealth’s Supreme Court added to the drama Monday when it ordered a change to the lines of battle themselves: Congressional district borders. In a long-...

Op-Ed: A conservative reflects on Trump’s first year

Liz Stahl | Staff Illustrator

By Marlo Safi | Op-Ed Contributor

January 23, 2018

During my tenure as assistant opinions editor for The Pitt News in 2016, I wrote a scathing column about Milo Yiannopoulos’ visit to Pitt after the College Republicans hosted him. I was on the verge of apoplexy in this tirade — I was livid that this loud-mouthed charlatan who resembled Liberace in his bo...

Republican debate should disappoint conservatives

Republican candidates for Pennsylvania governor debate at Carnegie Mellon University Saturday. (Photo by Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer)

By Neena Hagen, Columnist

January 22, 2018

If the four Republicans running for governor of Pennsylvania want my vote, they'll have to work harder for it than they did Saturday at their first debate. Four Republican candidates — retired health care consultant Paul Mango, lawyer and Pitt Law alumna Laura Ellsworth, state senator Scott Wagner...

Editorial: Now’s the time for redistricting reform

(Illustration by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 1, 2017

After nearly six years, Pennsylvania residents dissatisfied with the current scheme of representation for the commonwealth in the House may finally get some relief. A lawsuit from the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, originally filed in June, received new attention last week as a Republican staffer in the state legislature came forward in...

No mercy for Menendez

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) speaks during a meeting of the Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs in Washington, DC in 2009. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

By Ben Sheppard | For The Pitt News

September 24, 2017

The last time the U.S. Senate had to expel a member, the country was tearing itself apart in the Civil War. With a country that feels almost as divided today, 2017 may see another Senate expulsion — Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. Federal prosecutors in Menendez’s home state opened a trial again...

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