The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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Pitt students say youth vote boosted Democrats in midterm elections

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer November 11, 2022
Some Pitt students believe high youth voter turnout may be the reason for Democratic victories in Pennsylvania. More than 31% of registered voters in Pittsburgh’s fourth ward — home to Pitt’s campus — voted on Tuesday.
Rep. Summer Lee, right, speaks to students gathered in a Barco Law building classroom on Thursday evening.

‘Our words are not matching our actions’: Summer Lee critiques Democratic party during Pitt visit

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer October 7, 2022
Pitt College Democrats and Pitt Law Democrats hosted Summer Lee to discuss her campaign and the current state of Pennsylvania politics. Lee spoke about her campaign, the Democratic party and the youth vote.
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.
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