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Democratic presidential candidates discuss tuition, unions at Public Education Forum

Sen. Bernie Sanders was one of seven 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who spoke about issues relating to public education downtown on Saturday.
December 14, 2019
The candidates did not share the stage, instead receiving about 20 minutes each to answer questions about issues relating to public education.

Opinion | The end of Kamala Harris’ campaign is a big loss for Americans

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., greets the crowd at a campaign rally at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa, on Feb. 23.
December 4, 2019
Whether or not Harris was your candidate, the loss of her perspective in this primary is a big loss for everyone.

Opinion | Candidates who didn’t qualify for the September debate need to drop out

Opinion | Candidates who didn’t qualify for the September debate need to drop out
September 9, 2019
The Iowa caucus is still about five months away, and already people are starting to feel fatigued from the Democratic Primary.

Gillibrand discusses health care, labor rights in Oakland

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) stands for a picture with supporters at a roundtable discussion on healthcare in Oakland July 11. | Janine Faust, contributing editor
July 11, 2019
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), another Democratic presidential hopeful, came to Oakland for a roundtable discussion with several UPMC and Allegheny Health network employees and union organizers.

Opinion | A leftist push won’t help Democrats

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during a presidential campaign rally on Pitt’s campus on April 15.
June 25, 2019
There is still room for a moderate to take the nomination and defeat Trump.

Opinion | Candidate “electability” argument isn’t relevant

Presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks at a round table discussion and press conference at the Georgia state capitol on May 16 to discuss abortion bans in Georgia and across the country. Georgia was the fourth state this year to pass anti-abortion
May 28, 2019
People don’t seem to understand what they’re saying when they talk about electability or what a self-fulfilling prophecy it becomes, and voting for the candidate they deem most “electable” in the Democratic primary instead of the candidate they genuinely want isn’t a good way to go about things.

Opinion | Don’t discount Mayor Pete

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has thrown his hat in the race for the 2020 presidential election.
April 1, 2019
Despite his youth, Buttigieg has an impressive resumé and shouldn’t be discounted in the 2020 race.

Analysis: Is Brad Pitt gearing up for a presidential run?

It is unlikely, but not impossible, that Brad Pitt will run for President.
March 31, 2019
There’s a handful of celebrities who have transitioned from the entertainment business to politics, from Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger to our current president, Donald J. Trump. The pattern raises the question — who will be the next movie star to grace the political stage?

Editorial: Democratic newcomers need to learn from 2016 mistakes

From left, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bill Nelson respond to cheering supporters as Biden headlined a rally for Democrats in downtown Orlando, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.
January 13, 2019
If Democrats want to win back the White House, their presidential candidates need to learn from the last time around and not allow campaigning and rhetoric to get as ugly and intense as it did in 2016.
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