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Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: the good, the bad and the Biden

Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: the good, the bad and the Biden

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

September 15, 2019

While less chaotic than the previous debates, Thursday night did not disappoint on delivering catchy one liners, cat fights and some extremely powerful statements.

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

By Devi Ruia, Staff Columnist

September 9, 2019

The Iowa caucus is still about five months away, and already people are starting to feel fatigued from the Democratic Primary.

Opinion | Want to break the glass ceiling? Stop focusing on gender

Opinion | Want to break the glass ceiling? Stop focusing on gender

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

July 9, 2019

Focusing on anything other than candidates’ abilities is not only a slap in the face to women who have spent their lives fighting to serve the country, but also hinders our ability to get the best person for the job. 

Opinion | Candidate “electability” argument isn’t relevant

Opinion | Candidate “electability” argument isn’t relevant

By Devi Ruia, Staff Columnist

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.

Former VP, presidential candidate Joe Biden to visit Pittsburgh Monday

Former VP, presidential candidate Joe Biden to visit Pittsburgh Monday

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

April 25, 2019

Joe Biden, former vice president of the U.S., will visit Pittsburgh next Monday.

Pitt law professor mounts primary challenge against Rep. Doyle

Pitt law professor mounts primary challenge against Rep. Doyle

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019

A Pitt law professor is preparing to mount a primary challenge against Rep. Michael Doyle, D-Pa., Pittsburgh’s representative in the U.S. House.

Elizabeth Warren “100% behind” Pitt grad student union

Elizabeth Warren “100% behind” Pitt grad student union

By Emily Wolfe, Assistant News Editor

April 9, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., encouraged the union hopefuls in a short video posted to social media Tuesday.

Sanders will hold Sunday rally in Schenley Plaza

Sanders will hold Sunday rally in Schenley Plaza

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

April 8, 2019

The already-crowded race for the 2020 Democratic primary is about to get its first Pitt stop with a visit from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who will hold a rally this Sunday in Oakland.

Opinion | Don’t discount Mayor Pete

Opinion | Don’t discount Mayor Pete

By Devi Ruia, Staff Columnist

April 2, 2019

Despite his youth, Buttigieg has an impressive resumé and shouldn’t be discounted in the 2020 race.

Editorial: Stop calling Beto O’Rourke a progressive candidate

Editorial: Stop calling Beto O’Rourke a progressive candidate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 19, 2019

While O’Rourke quickly rose in fame and favor following his failed Senate bid, his past voting record as a member of the House of Representatives doesn’t match the progressive image he currently projects.

Opinion | Bust the filibuster

Opinion | Bust the filibuster

By Devi Ruia, For The Pitt News

March 5, 2019

The Senate filibuster isn’t exactly the top issue of the 2020 presidential election. But while it may not be talked about as much as climate change, health care or gun violence, it could be the key to passing legislation regarding these issues.

Editorial: Sanders isn’t the answer for 2020

Editorial: Sanders isn’t the answer for 2020

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 21, 2019

Many Democratic contenders are running on platforms that were heavily influenced by the ideas Sanders supported in 2016. He should allow them to do so and act as their mentor, instead of insisting on carrying on his own legacy.

Opinion | Gillibrand’s ‘Women-Plus’ campaign is exactly what we need right now

Opinion | Gillibrand’s ‘Women-Plus’ campaign is exactly what we need right now

By Devi Ruia, For The Pitt News

February 21, 2019

Her "Women-Plus" campaign could prove to be the perfect strategy for her, and one that the American people need to witness — regardless of whether or not she gets the nomination.

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