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Opinion | We shouldn’t be afraid to “politicize” coronavirus

Opinion | We shouldn’t be afraid to “politicize” coronavirus

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

May 12, 2020

We shouldn’t politicize the virus — but we should politicize our response to government inaction.

Opinion | What Biden can learn from Clinton and Sanders

Opinion | What Biden can learn from Clinton and Sanders

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

April 15, 2020

The last presidential election demonstrated that simply saying “I’m not as bad as Trump” won’t suffice. Wake up, Joe — it’s time to do some work.

Opinion | Trump’s coronavirus response sucks

President Donald Trump takes questions at a news conference about the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic at the White House March 13 in Washington, D.C. Trump is facing a national health emergency as COVID-19 cases continue to rise and 30 people have died from the virus in the United States, according to The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

March 15, 2020

‪At every stage of the coronavirus outbreak, Trump has done the wrong thing, presumably based on a combination of incompetence, narcissism and a desire to protect himself politically.‬

Editorial: It’s time to condense the primary process

A voter casts a ballot in the Massachusetts presidential primaries, Tuesday, March 3, in Seekonk, Massachusetts.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 4, 2020

The United States should condense the far-reaching spread of primary elections into a single, nationwide day of primaries.

Editorial: Allegheny County endorses Heather Kass, neglects more progressive candidates

The Allegheny County Democratic Committee endorsed Heather Kass in her campaign for the state House of Representatives.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 18, 2020

The ACDC’s endorsement of Kass is a poor decision because her views are not reflective of the larger Democratic party and her receiving the endorsement will not unify Democrats in the region.

Opinion | Don’t be so Swift to shake off Taylor’s politics

Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles.

By Alison Sivitz, For The Pitt News

February 12, 2020

For the majority of my life, the most political statement she’d ever made was “haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate.”

Opinion | “IOWAit” a better primary system

In the Iowa Caucus, Pete Buttigieg (pictured) received 26.2% of the votes, and Bernie Sanders received 26.1%.

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

February 10, 2020

It’s time we do away with caucuses, switch to a ranked choice voting system instead and change which states go first in the primaries.

Pittsburgh Against Fascism in India holds teach-in

The Pittsburgh Against Facism in India Teach-in was held on Friday in Posvar Hall to raise awareness of India’s current political state.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor

January 21, 2020

The Pittsburgh Against Facism in India Teach-in was held to educate people on India's current political state.

Pitt grad students and faculty speak out against fascism in India

Students and staff at Jawaharlal Nehru University — a major public university in New Delhi, India — were attacked on Jan. 5 by a group of masked assailants with rods, sticks, acid and other weapons.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor

January 17, 2020

Tanvir, Mukherjee and other fellow graduate students and faculty concerned about the political climate in India began to discuss the possibility of organizing a movement in Pittsburgh.

Opinion | Spotify Wrapped: American politics of the decade edition

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks on Dec. 19, 2019, in Washington, D.C., during a weekly news conference.

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist

January 7, 2020

Here are some of my favorite moments in American politics throughout the decade — think of it as a Spotify Wrapped for our nation.

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