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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 won’t 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.

Opinion | Democratic calls for rifle bans are misinformed

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.

Opinion | A leftist push won’t help Democrats

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.

Editorial: Democratic newcomers need to learn from 2016 mistakes

Editorial: Democratic newcomers need to learn from 2016 mistakes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

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.

Editorial: Eliminating superdelegates is the best policy for democrats

Editorial: Eliminating superdelegates is the best policy for democrats

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 29, 2018

But since superdelegates have never voted against the decisions of primary voters, granting special voting rights to party officials — including elected Democrats — never had any real influence on the election. And if Washington elites did have the audacity to vote against their base, they could throw the Democratic party into a hugely divisive state.

Editorial: Eliminating superdelegates is the best policy for democrats

Editorial: Eliminating superdelegates is the best policy for democrats

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

August 29, 2018

But since superdelegates have never voted against the decisions of primary voters, granting special voting rights to party officials — including elected Democrats — never had any real influence on the election. And if Washington elites did have the audacity to vote against their base, they could throw the Democratic party into a hugely divisive state.

Editorial: Third parties show need for all candidates to step it up

Editorial: Third parties show need for all candidates to step it up

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 14, 2018

If any aspect of the massively hyped special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District went unnoticed, it was Libertarian Party candidate Drew Miller. After a preliminary count of the ballots cast Tuesday, Miller emerged with a paltry 1,379 votes — slightly more than half a percent of all votes cast in the election, which would usually relegate a ca...

Lamb misses the mark on gun issues

Lamb misses the mark on gun issues

By Jeremy Wang | Senior Columnist

February 21, 2018

Southwestern Pennsylvania loves its guns. And for many Democrats outside Pittsburgh’s City limits, that part of the region’s culture has become a stumbling block to winning public office. Throughout his campaign, Conor Lamb — the Democratic candidate for March’s special election in Pennsyl...

Editorial: Despite new district map, parties still responsible for success

Editorial: Despite new district map, parties still responsible for success

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 21, 2018

The Supreme Court released a new Pennsylvania Congressional District map Monday, redrawn to correct the state’s 2011 Republican-drawn version of the map, which the Supreme Court ruled as being an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.” Democrats feel encouraged by the new map, while Republicans are understandably concerned this new congressional map...

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