Pete Buttigieg is the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a possible candidate for president in 2020. A Rhodes Scholar and U.S. Navy Reserve veteran, Buttigieg was elected at age of 29. He’s the author of a new book, Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future.
REFERENCES AND SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL:
Q&A and button
- The House Judiciary Committee’s Document Requests, issued on 3/4/19, to 81 recipients
- Representative Jerry Nadler’s interview on This Week (3/3/19), where he says impeachment is “a long way away”
- An article in the NYT on Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment
The Interview –
Buttigieg’s political profile
- An article from the NYT on the launch of Buttigieg’s Presidential exploratory committee
- Frank Bruni’s 2016 op-ed, The First Gay President?
- An article in the New Yorker from 2016 when Obama identifies Buttigieg as a rising Democratic star
- Buttigieg’s 2015 op-ed, South Bend mayor: Why coming out matters
- Buttigieg’s 2000 winning essay for “Profiles in Courage” on Bernie Sanders
Philosophers and philosophies
- An overview of John Rawls’ philosophies, plus his 2002 obituary
- A history of utilitarianism
- An overview of Immanuel Kant’s moral philosophy, plus a chapter by Professor Michael Sandal, who helps break down Kantian ethics (and how it compares to a utilitarian perspective)
Labels and etymology
- A fact check from the Washington Post about the application of the word “socialism,” and its shifting usage in politics (historical and present); Plus analysis from Gallup polls on Americans’ perception of socialism
- An explanation from Merriam-Webster Dictionary on the origin and etymology of the word “liberal”
- A definition of “progressive” plus an article from the NYT Magazine analyzing the use of the word “progressive” in politics
Presidential politics and policy
- Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar’s announcement, in the middle of a snowstorm
- An op-ed in the Washington Post about presidents and military service
- The Intermediate-Range Treaty, plus an explanation from the NYT on the INF Treaty, and what it means that the U.S. is withdrawing from it
- A video from Ted-Ed on the Electoral College and Congressional Research Service report on its history, plus an article from Politico on the prospect of electoral college reform
- An article from NBC Chicago on Obama’s Indiana win in 2008
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