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Opinion | Things are actually pretty good right now

Opinion | Things are actually pretty good right now

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist

January 15, 2020

All things considered, the 2020s are starting out as a pretty good time to be alive, economically speaking, for most people in the United States.

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, at the United Nations in New York on September 11, 2017. (Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/TNS)

By Tracy Wilkinson | Tribune Washington Bureau

June 19, 2018

WASHINGTON _ The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is withdrawing from the U.N. body that oversees human rights around the globe, saying the 47-nation council has shown an "unconscionable" bias against Israel and a blind willingness to ignore abuse elsewhere. The decision to leave the U.N....

‘No Progress’ in NAFTA talks, Canadian labor leader says

By Josh Wingrove and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News (TNS)

September 24, 2017

The head of Canada's largest private-sector union said there's been "no progress" in North American Free Trade Agreement talks and that he expects the U.S., Mexico and Canada to eventually abandon them. The U.S. hasn't presented detailed written proposals at the third round of talks being held in...

Column: U.S. shows hypocrisy toward Puerto Rico

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Christian Snyder / Opinions Editor

July 12, 2017

Since the Spanish claimed Puerto Rico for their own in 1493, the land saw independent rule from July 17 to July 25 1898. Eight days. The American invasion of Puerto Rico on July 25, 1898, changed the land, politics and people forever. And today, it’s for the worse. Puerto Rico is in serious eco...

Wrestling: Gavin, Zanetta to take part in USA World Team Trials

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

May 29, 2014

Two Pitt wrestlers, one past and one present, will compete to represent their country at the USA World Team Trials.Former Pitt star Keith Gavin and rising sophomore Nick Zanetta will travel to Madison, Wis., for a chance to make national squads. Gavin will be competing for a spot on the U.S. 2014 Worl...

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