Today we want to introduce to you our newest form of programming: the State of the Union blog. We understand that a lot of content is best consumed on-demand, and in times like these, in the comfort of your self-quarantine. Our blog will be at least a bi-weekly one, and we hope to cover as many of the political subjects that you’re used to seeing in our Monday night debates--this means everything from electoral politics to climate change, but also prominent Northwestern campus issues as they arise.
Our posts will primarily be analytical explainers to inform members on subjects we are debating, supplemented with compilations of links to reliable external sources. We recognize that our perceptions of politics will influence the way we present the explainers to you, and we will make clear when we are offering our own opinion on the subjects we cover.
Amidst the current coronavirus crisis, we’ll focus on the stories in politics and the world that you might have overlooked. Some explainer pieces will touch on political and economic aspects of the COVID-19 crisis, such as Zack’s upcoming post on Congress’s recent $2 trillion stimulus package. In general, we will try to avoid posting too much coronavirus-related content, with the prominent exception of a growing list of interesting and reputable sources of information specifically about the coronavirus crisis. This list contains links to news updates and health and safety information that you might find useful.
This spring quarter is far from a normal one, and we at Political Union are doing our best to transition as much of our content to an online platform as we can. We understand that a big part of what makes our club appealing is its ability to foster community, while simultaneously engaging in provocative conversation over some of the most challenging political issues that we face. Outside of this blog, the Political Union Executive Board has been working hard to transition our weekly debates and other events like Civics and Snacks to an online format, which will begin this week.
Finally, we wanted to introduce ourselves to you:
Welcome to Political Union's blog! All opinions expressed are those of our writers, and not NU Political Union.