Author Archives: Penn Dems

Bookers and Barakas: Democrats’ Divergence on Education Reform

    In 1983, the Reagan administration’s National Commission on Excellence in Education released an explosive report called A Nation at Risk, and its findings were alarming. The United States, despite its proud place on the frontier of cutting-edge technological innovations like space travel and computing, had an education system that somehow ranked near the

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Blog Post by Brian Doyle: Not Feelin’ the Bern

Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Democrats as an organization. I like Bernie Sanders. I think he’s an honest, principled man, with admirable ideals and good priorities. He’s ideologically consistent and has largely stayed away from the demagoguery that other candidates have so readily embraced. Unfortunately, however,

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Penn Democrats Endorses Katie McGinty

This year’s Pennsylvania Senate race is one of the most competitive in the country; it is vital in determining which party controls the U.S. Senate. The ongoing effort by President Obama to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated in the wake of Justice Scalia’s death has further highlighted the importance and consequence of this year’s

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Penn Democrats Endorses Dwight Evans

At our Congressional Candidates Forum on February 22nd for Democrats running to represent Pennsylvania’s 2nd Congressional District, members of Penn Democrats had the privilege to hear directly from the candidates why they should represent our congressional district. Though the Democratic field offers many candidates with compelling resumes and progressive platforms that we support by and

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Superdelegates and the Undemocratic Democratic Primary

Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Democrats as an organization. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton exited the Super Tuesday primaries with a fairly wide discrepancy in delegate count. After the results of these elections, Hillary has gathered a significant 1,052 delegates to Bernie’s mere 427.

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Penn Democrats Endorses Hillary Clinton

In 2008, Penn Democrats was proud to endorse then-Senator Barack Obama in the Democratic primary. That November, the American people agreed and elected him to be the 44th President of the United States. We made history that year, electing our nation’s first African-American President. This year, as we reflect on the progressive legacy he will

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Blog Post by Joe Sageman: The Flawed Case for Hillary

Note: Blog posts reflect the views and opinions of their authors and not necessarily those of Penn Democrats as an organization.   Single payer health care. Overturning Citizens United. Free college tuition. A $15/hour minimum wage. The same platform that has galvanized millions of Americans to support Bernie Sanders is the one under attack from the Clinton campaign. The

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