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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.

Editorial: Stop calling Beto O’Rourke a progressive candidate

Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) during a debate with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at McFarlin Auditorium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Sept. 21, 2018.

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.

Progressives, libertarians debate wealth redistribution

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)

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 Pitt Political Science Student Association hosted “Government and the Redistribution of Wealth”...

Editorial: Use Election Day as opportunity for progress

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

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 those of us in Pittsburgh, however, some of today’s most visible municipal elections offer littl...

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

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

By Grant Burgman and Henry Glitz | The Pitt News Staff

May 30, 2017

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. Politically-minded students of all ideological allegiances became more involved and, in some cases, formed completely new groups. The Pitt ...

Pitt Progressives aims to fill gap in the left

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

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 lynched in 1955 after being falsely accused of flirting with a white woman. “I was always into histor...

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