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Opinion | Political hypocrisy shouldn’t stay the norm

Opinion | Political hypocrisy shouldn’t stay the norm

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist September 7, 2021
I wondered why it was so difficult for me to admit that Biden dropped the ball.
Opinion | Democrats should rely on young people to navigate political crossroads

Opinion | Democrats should rely on young people to navigate political crossroads

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist July 13, 2021
Campaigns, legislators and organizations will gladly accept our unpaid labor, but don’t care about what we have to say.
A view of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Opinion | Moderates are holding the Democratic Party back

By Ethan Tessler, Staff Columnist November 15, 2020
The era of centrist “Bill Clinton” type democrats is over and if democratic candidates fail to embrace the ever-popular progressive policies then they will fail to win re-election.
Opinion | Don’t let Republicans snag the first female presidency

Opinion | Don’t let Republicans snag the first female presidency

By Alison Sivitz, For The Pitt News March 17, 2020
In the end, I worry that the progressive wing’s tendency to default to moral purity will ultimately mean that no progressive woman will live up to the standards necessary to satisfy voters and snag the presidency.
Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Opinion | Bloomberg undermines and threatens Democratic values

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist February 23, 2020
His obscene personal wealth, deeply troubling political record and corrupt campaign strategy make him one of the largest threats to the integrity of the Democratic Party. 
Democratic presidential hopefuls participate in the sixth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Dec. 19, 2019.

Opinion | Democrats — unify or die

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist January 26, 2020

It’s finally here. The ultimate showdown. No, I’m not talking about the Super Bowl. I’m talking about the Iowa caucuses — which some may say are actually the Super Bowl for political science...

Opinion | Climate change should not be a partisan issue

Opinion | Climate change should not be a partisan issue

By Paige Lawler, Staff Columnist November 17, 2019
Often, the climate crisis is written off as a problem solely on the liberal agenda when, in reality, it is all encompassing.
Opinion | The politics of impeachment wont destroy Democrats

Opinion | The politics of impeachment won’t destroy Democrats

By Devi Ruia, Staff Columnist September 30, 2019
The politics of impeachment are much better for Democrats than they think. In fact, it could help secure a Democratic victory in 2020 — not just against Trump but in Congress as well.
Some worry that Beto O’Rourke’s firm stance on guns endangers future efforts of gun control legislation.

Opinion | Democratic calls for rifle bans are misinformed

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist September 29, 2019
For the sake of competent policy, Americans should hope that proposed gun legislation like this is not put into action.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during a presidential campaign rally on Pitt’s campus on April 15.

Opinion | A leftist push won’t help Democrats

By Michael Clifford , For The Pitt News June 25, 2019
There is still room for a moderate to take the nomination and defeat Trump.
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