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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.

Opinion | Bloomberg undermines and threatens Democratic values

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. 

Opinion | Democrats — unify or die

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 majors. The Democratic primary has already gone on for more than a year and we’ve watched many debates and se...

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.

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