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Editorial: DeVos’ violation of court order shows her ineptitude

Betsy DeVos, secretary of education, speaks during the Wall Street Journal CFO Network conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, June 11.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 9, 2019

This case sheds light on an Education Department run ineffectively, forming another major crack in the Trump administration.

Editorial: Trump administration threatens women’s health care

Editorial: Trump administration threatens women's health care

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 15, 2019

The Obama-era requirement that companies provide access to free birth control to employees seems to be temporarily safe from the Trump administration, but as always under this president, the fate of women’s health care still hangs in the balance.

Editorial: HHS proposal threatens transgender rights

Protesters gathered in front of the White House after Trump’s proposed military ban against transgender people in the summer of 2017.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 23, 2018

A new policy from the Department of Health and Human Services would eliminate federal recognition of more than a million Americans who choose to identify with a gender they weren’t born into, an alarming leap backward in the fight for transgender rights.

US actions toward Venezuela contradict professed concern

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is pictured during a meeting at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 15, 2017. The Trump administration imposed individual sanctions against 10 Venezuelans who are top allies of Maduro. (Xinhua/Venezuela’s Presidency/Sipa USA/TNS)

By Gabriela Cadahia | For The Pitt News

June 27, 2018

Venezuela, once the richest country in Latin America, is currently in the midst of an economic collapse of unprecedented magnitude. Falling oil prices and political corruption have sent the country into a spiral of hyperinflation and hunger that has forced 1.8 million people to flee in the past two ye...

Editorial: Separating families is unethical no matter how it’s handled

Hayti Alvarado, 26, holds her son Esteban Alvarado, 3, as her daughter Gabriella Alvarado, 11, cries in fear after being detained near the Rio Grande River. The Alvarado family had to flee their country after Gabriella was threatened at school. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

June 20, 2018

Reporters were recently permitted to visit to a shelter in Texas housing 1,500 migrant boys who crossed the southern U.S. border illegally. The children staying in the shelter have been deemed “unaccompanied minors.” Not all of them arrived that way. Nearly 2,500 children have been separated from ...

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