The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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Pitt students say youth vote boosted Democrats in midterm elections

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer November 11, 2022
Some Pitt students believe high youth voter turnout may be the reason for Democratic victories in Pennsylvania. More than 31% of registered voters in Pittsburgh’s fourth ward — home to Pitt’s campus — voted on Tuesday.
President Joe Biden speaks outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia  on Sept. 1.

Opinion | As Democrats continue to fail on policy, Biden’s harsh rhetoric is necessary

By Paul Beer, For The Pitt News September 22, 2022
President Biden’s new anti-MAGA rhetoric is a smart campaign strategy for the next election.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis complains about the FDAs decision to revoke its emergency authorization for two COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments during a press conference, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in North Miami, Florida.

Editorial | Florida is the ‘freedom’ state restricting rights

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 1, 2022
Florida Republicans shouldn’t paint themselves as fighters for the “freedom” state, as they approve and pass more and more laws that prohibit people from living their authentic lives.
Opinion | Political hypocrisy shouldn’t stay the norm

Opinion | Political hypocrisy shouldn’t stay the norm

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist September 7, 2021
I wondered why it was so difficult for me to admit that Biden dropped the ball.
Opinion | We must unapologetically enforce consequence culture

Opinion | We must unapologetically enforce consequence culture

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Columnist April 1, 2021
The Republican party is increasingly defined by the myth of conservative censorship.
After stepping off of his plane at Pittsburgh International Airport, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waved a Terrible Towel and threw it into the crowd before his speech on Nov. 6, 2016.

Republicans reflect on Trump’s loss, down-ballot wins

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer November 11, 2020
While Joe Biden supporters celebrated his Saturday victory in the 2020 presidential election, President Donald Trump’s supporters had to face the reality of the Republican president losing reelection. While Biden may have turned Pennsylvania blue, Republicans still won congressional seats, giving Pennsylvania Republicans something to celebrate for themselves.
United States President Donald Trump holds a news briefing at the White House on Aug. 4 in Washington, D.C.

Opinion | The Republicans need a long-term plan

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist September 3, 2020
The Republican Party needs a vision for their party’s direction after the Trump presidency ends.
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.
House Speaker Mike Turzai delivering a speech in October. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Editorial: Pa. abortion law will fail to catch fallout

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 10, 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....

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)

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

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 14, 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...

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