Monthly Archives: May 2019

Senator Pittman’s constituents

An analysis By David Loomis and Nathan Zisk INDIANA – As he celebrated on election night last week, Republican state Sen.-elect Joe Pittman responded to his Democratic opponent’s pointed campaign assertion that she refused to take corporate political-action-committee donations. “Corporate … Continue reading

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Town-gown comity during annual ‘senior bar crawl’

  An analysis By David Loomis and Nathan Zisk INDIANA – You may have missed it. On Saturday, May 4, IUP students indulged in yet another “high celebratory event,” as the university euphemizes. It was the annual “senior bar crawl,” … Continue reading

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Why I am a journalist: a 2019 commencement address

By Paula Reed Ward The author graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s journalism program in 1996. On April 15, she and a team of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staffers won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for their coverage of the … Continue reading

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Boser v. Pittman: Inherit the wind. And the sun.

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – Joe Pittman’s campaign mailers recall journalist H.L. Mencken covering the Scopes “monkey” trial in 1925. The sensational case, depicted in the film “Inherit the Wind” (1960), centered on Tennessee’s “anti-evolution law and the … Continue reading

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Pittman v. Boser: politics, policy and property taxes

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – One of the sharper contrasts between Republican Joe Pittman and Democrat Susan Boser emerged about 27 minutes into their May 2 broadcast debate at Butler County Community College. In what may be the … Continue reading

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