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Opinion | Want to break the glass ceiling? Stop focusing on gender

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on Thursday, June 27, at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

July 9, 2019

Focusing on anything other than candidates’ abilities is not only a slap in the face to women who have spent their lives fighting to serve the country, but also hinders our ability to get the best person for the job. 

Analysis: Is Brad Pitt gearing up for a presidential run?

It is unlikely, but not impossible, that Brad Pitt will run for President.

By Maggie Young, Senior Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

There’s a handful of celebrities who have transitioned from the entertainment business to politics, from Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger to our current president, Donald J. Trump. The pattern raises the question — who will be the next movie star to grace the political stage?

Top 10: People we would actually support for president

Top 10: People we would actually support for president

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 22, 2019

Amy Klobuchar defended her harsh staff treatment, claiming toughness is needed to deal with Putin, but has she ever threatened her rival one hour into starting her new job? Gritty has.

SGB President Maggie Kennedy is ready for the year ahead

Maggie Kennedy is Pitt’s SGB President for the 2018-19 school year. One of her top goals is to focus on increasing student engagement with SGB. (Photo courtesy of Maggie Kennedy)

By Grant Burgman | News Editor

May 30, 2018

Maggie Kennedy has hardly had a chance to relax since winning Pitt’s Student Government Board election in February. Kennedy, a senior political science and communication rhetoric double major at Pitt, has spent most of her time over the last three months meeting with University officials and Studen...

Editorial: The Pitt News endorses Maggie Kennedy for Student Government Board President

The Pitt News editorial board endorses Maggie Kennedy for SGB president. (Photo via Student Government Board)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 19, 2018

Candidates for the position of Student Government Board president run campaigns every year, requiring them to sit down with any number of student organizations, clubs and social groups and explain their case. With election day right around the corner, this year’s two candidates met with one more gr...

Bush 2020? One great speech can’t erase eight years

Former President George W. Bush gives a speech during the 2014 Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. (Vernon Bryant/Dallas Morning News/MCT)

By Brian Gentry | For The Pitt News

October 25, 2017

Defying all expectations of his speaking ability, former President George W. Bush gave an eloquent speech last week criticizing the Trump administration. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism — forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America,” he said. The for...

The Blame Game: Trump’s simple, yet divisive rhetoric

The Blame Game: Trump’s simple, yet divisive rhetoric

By Vaibhavi Patria | For The Pitt News

September 21, 2017

In his mind, President Donald Trump can never go wrong — his actions are justified, his words are nothing but the truth and his band of followers is loyal and ever-growing. And when he’s not praising himself, he’s shifting the blame to others. “I inherited a mess, it's a mess at home and abroad. A mess,...

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