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Opinion | We must unapologetically enforce consequence culture

Opinion | We must unapologetically enforce consequence culture

By Jack Troy, Senior Staff Columnist April 2, 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 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....

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 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...

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

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

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...

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)

Conservative-leaning groups deny association after members share racist memes

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...

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

Editorial: State gerrymandering decision needs action now

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...

Liz Stahl | Staff Illustrator

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

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...

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