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Trump administration: a worldwide embarrassment

Trump administration: a worldwide embarrassment

By Josh Gaylord, For The Pitt News

October 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Trump claims he’s “accomplished more than almost any administration” — but his “accomplishments” have hardly been good. The president has pushed archaic policies and eroded political alliances.

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council

By Tracy Wilkinson | Tribune Washington Bureau

June 19, 2018


Filed under National News

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....

Editorial: Address landslides in local infrastructure plans

Editorial: Address landslides in local infrastructure plans

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 15, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

More than 70 landslides have hit Pittsburgh this year — but the one on Route 30 last week was possibly the worst. The collapsed roadway severely damaged four residences and raised the City’s landslide cost to an estimated $12 million in 2018 so far. But funding for repair efforts remains slim...

Emily West: Politics as (un)usual

Emily West: Politics as (un)usual

By Prachi Patel & Christian Snyder

March 30, 2018


Filed under Silhouettes 2018, Top Stories

Two years ago, Maureen West often found herself settled in her home office, hooked on watching CBS news on her computer. Every now and then, she’d spot someone on her screen and take a snapshot. When she saw her friends, West would whip out her phone and flaunt her pictures. “Look at this ...

Editorial: Post-Gazette editorial not representative of newspaper or city

Editorial: Post-Gazette editorial not representative of newspaper or city

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 16, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

If the Pittsburgh Post-Gazettes’ Monday editorial “Reason as racism” put a bad taste in your mouth, you’re not alone. The editorial defended President Donald Trump’s inflammatory statement he made in a meeting Thursday with lawmakers discussing immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and sev...

Editorial: In age of ‘fake news’ we must hold the president accountable

Editorial: In age of ‘fake news’ we must hold the president accountable

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 11, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Fake news is like a bad game of telephone — one source reports their truth, then everyone else runs with it, imparting their own spin upon it. Serious problems arise when people get their news from just one source, because that source could be the last person in the line. And when the presiden...

Column: Dear Ben Shapiro, You’re wrong about Trump

Column: Dear Ben Shapiro, You’re wrong about Trump

By Saket Rajprohat / Senior Columnist

June 20, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Dear Ben Shapiro, You have been completely wrong since May 10, the day after Trump fired Comey. In the June 8 episode of The Ben Shapiro Podcast, one of the most popular conservative podcasts in the nation, you declared you were “exactly correct” in your wildest theory to date — that Donald Trump fired James Comey not because ...

Private planes may not be taxed under Trump’s plan to update US airspace

By Curtis Tate | McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

April 5, 2017


Filed under National News

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser said Tuesday that the administration’s proposal to modernize U.S. air traffic control “probably” would not include a tax on general aviation or business aircraft. “We’re probably not even going to tax general aviation,” Gary Co...

GALLERY: Trump holds rally at airport

GALLERY: Trump holds rally at airport

By John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

November 7, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Visual

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Take a look: The Pitt News’ live blog of the first presidential debate

Take a look: The Pitt News’ live blog of the first presidential debate

By The Pitt News Staff

September 26, 2016


Filed under Election Coverage 2016

Welcome to The Pitt News' hub for 2016 election coverage. Here you'll find stories about Trump, Clinton and third party supporters on campus; updates on visits from politicians and analysis from our opinions writers with their takes on this year's contentious election. Monday night, columnists H...

YG’s Trump protest is the song of the summer

YG’s Trump protest is the song of the summer

By Matt Moret / Editor-in-Chief

July 19, 2016


Filed under Music

“Am I trippin’? Let me know / I thought all that Donald Trump b******t was a joke,” is the year’s most relatable rap line. Most songs with a claim to notoriety don’t come close to perfecting the mixture of political expression and thumping bass found on Compton rapper YG’s “FDT” —...

Gallery: Trump visits Oakland

Gallery: Trump visits Oakland

By Photo Staff

April 13, 2016


Filed under Visual

Criticism of Ronda Rousey an unfair double standard

Criticism of Ronda Rousey an unfair double standard

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

With one swift kick to the neck Saturday night, Ronda Rousey went from renowned role model to the Internet’s punching bag. A hailstorm of backlash and social media mudslinging hit UFC superstar Ronda Rousey this weekend following her UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm, one of the most shocking upsets in recen...

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