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Rejecting his legacy, Flake boldly speaks out

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) will not run for re-election next cycle amid discord with President Donald Trump. 
(Olivier Douliery/ Abaca Press/TNS)

By Ana Altchek | For The Pitt News

November 2, 2017

Growing up in a town between Princeton and Trenton, New Jersey, I was exposed to a diverse population — both racially and economically. And while I am grateful I grew up in a place that encouraged a progressive mind-set, this naturally precluded conservative views. A lot of people in my town thought this was ...

Bush 2020? One great speech can’t erase eight years

Former President George W. Bush gives a speech during the 2014 Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. (Vernon Bryant/Dallas Morning News/MCT)

By Brian Gentry | For The Pitt News

October 25, 2017

Defying all expectations of his speaking ability, former President George W. Bush gave an eloquent speech last week criticizing the Trump administration. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism — forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America,” he said. The for...

Editorial: Military rhetoric marks harmful double standard

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly attends a Medal of Honor ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 31. (Cheriss May/Sipa USA/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 23, 2017

From what we’ve heard in the past week from the Trump administration about respecting a former four-star general, you’d think it would show greater deference for other members of the military. A political dispute that began last week highlighted this sharp contrast between words and actions. A...

Editorial: Murphy’s abortion hypocrisy helps no one

U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy in August 2017. (Nate Guidry/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 4, 2017

Politicians can often debate the issues — even the most emotional ones — into a state of almost humdrum normalcy. There’s only so many times you can revisit a public outrage and still realize the issue’s real impact. One of Pennsylvania’s pro-life members of Congress appears to have reach...

The Blame Game: Trump’s simple, yet divisive rhetoric

The Blame Game: Trump’s simple, yet divisive rhetoric

By Vaibhavi Patria | For The Pitt News

September 21, 2017

In his mind, President Donald Trump can never go wrong — his actions are justified, his words are nothing but the truth and his band of followers is loyal and ever-growing. And when he’s not praising himself, he’s shifting the blame to others. “I inherited a mess, it's a mess at home and abroad. A mess,...

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