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Editorial | We need to talk about WeChat

In this photo illustration, the WeChat app is displayed in the App Store on an Apple iPhone.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 20, 2020

Outrage over President Donald Trump’s attempts to ban TikTok in the United States has erupted on social media over the past few months. But there’s another app, WeChat, that the administration is looking to place restrictions on.

Opinion | The Republicans need a long-term plan

United States President Donald Trump holds a news briefing at the White House on Aug. 4 in Washington, D.C.

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist

September 3, 2020

The Republican Party needs a vision for their party’s direction after the Trump presidency ends.

Opinion | Just wear the mask — even you, Trump

Opinion | Just wear the mask — even you, Trump

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

April 5, 2020

Whether we’re greeting dictators, kings and queens or simply making a trip to Trader Joe’s, we should be following all of the CDC guidelines.

Opinion | Trump’s acquittal changes nothing — vote him out

President Trump holds up a newspaper with the headline that reads

By Paige Lawler, Senior Staff Columnist

February 11, 2020

It is vital that, in the wake of Trump’s acquittal, Americans stick together and vote him out of office in the 2020 general election.

Opinion | Trump weakens environmental regulations, leaves streams and wetlands vulnerable

Opinion | Trump weakens environmental regulations, leaves streams and wetlands vulnerable

By Paige Lawler, Senior Staff Columnist

January 27, 2020

This rule — a replacement to the Waters of the United States rule that was repealed in September 2019 — is a massively inferior update to the policy it replaces and is the latest of Trump’s careless environmental policies.

Opinion | Acquit Trump of both impeachment articles

Opinion | Acquit Trump of both impeachment articles

By Hayden Timmins, Staff Columnist

January 22, 2020

Removal would create a precedence of impeaching and removing presidents based on miniscule evidence at best and pure speculation and deliberate misinterpretations of law at worst.

Opinion | Spotify Wrapped: American politics of the decade edition

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks on Dec. 19, 2019, in Washington, D.C., during a weekly news conference.

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

January 7, 2020

Here are some of my favorite moments in American politics throughout the decade — think of it as a Spotify Wrapped for our nation.

Trump’s Pittsburgh speech draws protesters Downtown

Demonstrators gathered outside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to protest President Donald Trump, who visited Pittsburgh to speak at the annual Shale Insight Conference.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

President Donald Trump’s speech at the Shale Insight Conference on Wednesday turned the intersection of Penn Avenue and 10th Street into the marching ground for a few hundred protesting Pittsburghers.

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.

Opinion | Trump’s unpresidented response to impeachment

Opinion | Trump's unpresidented response to impeachment

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

October 8, 2019

While Trump is not the first president to face this political battle, his reactions thus far fall in uncharted territory.

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