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Editorial: Democrats can’t stall impeachment any longer

President Donald Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico border, east of the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, on Sept. 18.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 24, 2019

If Trump’s behavior was corrupt and constitutes an impeachable offense, not impeaching him would be accepting the president’s power to seek foreign interference in our democracy.

Editorial: Inciting violence against politicians hurts everyone

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., walking from her new office in the Longworth House Office Building to the U.S. Capitol, a few hours before being sworn in as a member of Congress.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 15, 2019

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

The Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to bypass the lower courts and take the president’s military ban for transgender citizens upon itself.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 27, 2018

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

Eulalia Dalila Pojoy Cuyuch, 33, of Guatemala (far right) and her family say goodbye to a friend as they wait along the border fence to turn themselves into U.S. Customs on June 14, asking for asylum in Tijuana, Mexico.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 26, 2018

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

An El Dorado County search and rescue team looks for the remains of a body in Magalia's West Park Drive on Thursday after the Camp Fire burned many homes in the area.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 19, 2018

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

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

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

Editorial: Heed Macron’s warning about nationalism

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron were photographed together at an event in Paris on July 13, 2017.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 13, 2018

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’

President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House.

By Kelly Loftus, Staff Columnist

November 12, 2018

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

A White House staff member (left) tries to take away the microphone from CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta during an exchange with President Donald Trump on Nov. 7 in Washington, D.C.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 9, 2018

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.

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