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Editorial: Inciting violence against politicians hurts everyone

Editorial: Inciting violence against politicians hurts everyone

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 15, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

It is natural to disagree with politicians, but no matter how opposed one is to their values, inciting violence against them through misinformation — as Trump did with his video — is never OK.

Editorial: Trump fundamentally misunderstands role of justice system

Editorial: Trump fundamentally misunderstands role of justice system

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court Friday to fast-track the case of the President Donald Trump’s military ban for transgender citizens, an obvious overstep by the executive branch — and it’s not the first time the Trump administration has crossed this line.

Editorial: Troops not necessary to welcome migrant caravan

Editorial: Troops not necessary to welcome migrant caravan

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

An order from the White House gives these troops permission to use lethal force against migrants to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel. This is yet another example of the Trump administration’s inability to humanely and intelligently deal with immigration.

Editorial: Trump wrongly blames forest management for fires

Editorial: Trump wrongly blames forest management for fires

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 19, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Unsurprisingly, President Donald Trump has once again proven himself incapable of appropriately responding to tragedy, resorting to victim-blaming and threats rather than promising to help with disaster relief.

Trump’s inadequate response to the Tree of Life shooting

Trump’s inadequate response to the Tree of Life shooting

By Mackenzie Oster, For The Pitt News

November 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Trump’s initial response to the Pittsburgh shooting was to suggest the addition of armed guards in places of worship and a stricter implementation of the death penalty. Both of Trump’s suggestions model the behavior that they seek to prevent — the addition of more violence and death to society.

Trump’s transgender policies disregard science, human rights

Trump’s transgender policies disregard science, human rights

By Sandy Fairclough, Staff Columnist

November 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The transgender community won’t be silenced by the Trump administration's transphobic policies.

Editorial: Heed Macron’s warning about nationalism

Editorial: Heed Macron’s warning about nationalism

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 13, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The centennial demonstrated that a century hasn’t made foreign relations any simpler — in fact, we may be sliding back into old habits. And French President Emmanuel Macron made a serious case for the collective good at a time when the forces of nationalism are dividing the world in the same way they did leading up to WWI.

The president who cried ‘fake news’

The president who cried ‘fake news’

By Kelly Loftus, Staff Columnist

November 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Trump’s tumultuous relationship with the media has quickly become a defining characteristic of his presidency. But this war against the media not only signifies a lack of respect for both the Constitution and American history, it represents a threat to one of democracy’s most basic fundamentals rights — freedom of the press.

Editorial: Attack on Acosta is an attack on all media

Editorial: Attack on Acosta is an attack on all media

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 9, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

President Donald Trump’s administration has a history of attacking the press, but its most recent attack is alarmingly reminiscent of ways authoritarian countries like China treat the press.

Editorial: Sessions’ resignation could curb Russia investigation

Editorial: Sessions’ resignation could curb Russia investigation

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 8, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Wednesday's events showed a president who feels trapped by an FBI investigation that is slowly drawing to a close and a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.

President Trump arrives in Pittsburgh in wake of Tree of Life shooting

President Trump arrives in Pittsburgh in wake of Tree of Life shooting

By Janine Faust and Hannah Schneider

October 30, 2018


Filed under City, News, Top Stories

As Air Force One touched down at the Pittsburgh International Airport around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, thousands of Pittsburghers gathered in Squirrel Hill to make their dissatisfaction with his visit known. But the two didn’t overlap — Trump made no public appearances in his time in Pittsburgh, and the...

Editorial: Pittsburgh doesn’t welcome Trump

Editorial: Pittsburgh doesn’t welcome Trump

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 30, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

If the president had any respect for the victims and their families, he would stay away and allow them time to mourn without his heavily politicizing presence.

Editorial: Leaving nuclear treaty is a mistake

Editorial: Leaving nuclear treaty is a mistake

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 21, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The president’s decision to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty not only further confirms the United States’ international reputation as a poor partner, but it also presents a real threat to nuclear disarmament and world security.

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