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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

John Davis, former director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, leaves the Thad Cochran United States Courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi in September.

Opinion | Mississippi welfare scandal reveals deep flaws in social safety net

By Grant Van Robays, Staff Columnist October 9, 2022
Mississippi auditors found in 2020 that $94 million in federal welfare funds were subject to fraud, abuse or waste.
The MLB’s passive nature regarding defending and ensuring the integrity of the game has set themselves up to be marred by scandals. Pictured is New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole.

Column | MLB cannot be passive when policing pitchers’ foreign substance use

By Zack Gibney, Staff Writer June 15, 2021
After being embarrassed and having the game’s integrity be put into question in past scandals, most would assume the league had learned its lesson and would be more willing to address issues that harmed the game’s honor. Instead, MLB and their lackluster commissioner are once again struggling to defend their own rulebook.
New York Times Opinions columnist Bret Stephens.

Opinion | New York Times, fire Bret Stephens

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor January 7, 2020
His behavior can’t be excused with an editor’s note anymore.
While resigning, California Rep. Katie Hill promised a legal fight over leaked private photos.

Editorial: Katie Hill faces double standard in sex scandal

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 7, 2019
The media’s handling of Hill’s photos are a form of victim-blaming that reinforces the double standard surrounding men and women’s expected expressions of sexuality.
Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trumps former personal attorney, testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Editorial: Don’t ignore Cohen’s testimony

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 28, 2019
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony yesterday is something that deserves the nation’s refocused attention.

GOP’s Roy Moore pushed to quit Senate race after accusation he molested 14-year-old girl

Republicans' lock on an Alabama seat in the U.S. Senate was thrown into doubt Thursday when the party's religious-right candidate was accused of initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when...

New published reports are showing how some corporations, like Apple, lowered their tax bills. (Dreamstime)

Editorial: Paradise Papers demand transparent tax reform

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 8, 2017

What do Nike, George Soros, Facebook, Queen Elizabeth II, Apple, Bono and the Kremlin have in common? Their allegedly evasive financial maneuvers were exposed Nov. 5 in a massive project called the...

Adidas’ director of global sports marketing for basketball Jim Gatto was arrested by the FBI Sept. 26 for a pay-for-play scandal involving college basketball programs. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Change the system to avoid pay-for-play scandals

By Will Schulman | For The Pitt News November 1, 2017

The Federal Bureau of Investigation made headlines in the sports world when it arrested 10 people Sept. 26 for a pay-for-play scandal, in which coaches, agents and shoe company employees sent and received...

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