Olivia Riggio

Olivia Riggio

Olivia Riggio is a journalist based in New Jersey and New York. You can follow her on Twitter @oliviariggio97 and her website at oliviariggioblog.wordpress.com.

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A protester carries a sign during a "Defund the Police" march from King County Youth Jail to City Hall in Seattle, Washington on August 5, 2020. (Photo: Jason Redmond / AFP via Getty Images) Views
Friday, August 21, 2020
At Washington Post, Defunding Police Is a Step Too Radical
Since the May 25 murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police, calls across the US to defund police departments—shifting resources from law enforcement to social services—have grown louder. In June, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio shifted $1 billion from the NYPD—at least on paper ( Gothamist...
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New York Times depiction (8/26/19) of David Koch, a "generous benefactor of hospitals and museums." Views
Friday, September 06, 2019
NYT Remembers David Koch More as 'Philanthropist' Than Polluter
David Koch may be dead, but his legacy of support for far-right politics and climate change denial lives on. The New York Times , however, chose to focus more on his love for the ballet than on his pollution and profiteering. In its obituary ( 8/23/19 ), “David Koch, Billionaire Who Fueled Right-...
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The June 1 cartoon criticized Trump for his immigration policies. (Photo: Rogers) Views
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Spiked Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Cartoonist Speaks Out
Cartoonist Rob Rogers’ section on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website has remained static for the past week, displaying the same “Trade War” cartoon since last Tuesday ( 6/5/18) . Before that, six of his cartoons in a row were killed ( FAIR.org , 6/6/18 ), all of which criticized President Donald...
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The June 1 cartoon criticized Trump for his immigration policies. (Photo: Rogers) Views
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Anti-Trump Cartoons Stopped By Censor at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The work of Rob Rogers, longtime political cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , has been notably absent from his paper’s opinion page during this past week. Aside from a cartoon criticizing the trade war posted on Tuesday, June 5 , the most recent of Rogers’ drawings appeared last Thursday...
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