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Opinion | Moderates are holding the Democratic Party back

By Ethan Tessler, Staff Columnist November 16, 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 | Progessive voters, it’s time to choose your fighter

Opinion | Progessive voters, it’s time to choose your fighter

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist January 21, 2020
We’ve finally reached the fork in the road.
Rep. Beto ORourke (D-Texas) during a debate with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at McFarlin Auditorium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Sept. 21, 2018.

Editorial: Stop calling Beto O’Rourke a progressive candidate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 19, 2019
While O’Rourke quickly rose in fame and favor following his failed Senate bid, his past voting record as a member of the House of Representatives doesn’t match the progressive image he currently projects.
Kyle Guinness and Katherine Ranck, members of Pitt Libertarians, debate wealth redistribution Wednesday night in the William Pitt Union. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

Progressives, libertarians debate wealth redistribution

By Madeline Gavatorta / Staff Writer February 22, 2018

The Pitt Progressives and the Students for Liberty met Wednesday night in the William Pitt Union Kurtzman Room to debate their views on the government and distribution of wealth. The Bully PulPitt and...

Reporters surround Mayor Bill Peduto after his victory in the Democratic primary this May. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

Editorial: Use Election Day as opportunity for progress

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 7, 2017

In the aftermath of last fall’s presidential election, many young voters eagerly looked forward to the next chance they’d have to influence their communities through the ballot box. Unfortunately for...

The Political Science Student Association hosted its yearly debate between the College Democrats and College Republicans last September. (TPN File Photo)

Pitt’s political clubs: left, right and in between

As political protests and marches rocked campus last fall, Pitt’s campus political organizations reacted and changed with the rapidly shifting political landscape in Pittsburgh and around the country....

Kenyatta Bundy performs a poem he wrote during the Pitt Progressives open mic night in Nordys Place on March 29. Elaina Zachos | Senior Staff Photographer

Pitt Progressives aims to fill gap in the left

By Amanda Reed / Contributing Editor April 12, 2017

Becca Tasker, a junior majoring in anthropology, first started researching civil rights in middle school. She had learned about the murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African American boy who was...

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