Alexei Navalny, 44, has spent a quarter of his life really bugging the Kremlin. At times, he has done more than that: in 2011, Navalny gave a one-liner to a radio station as thousands of Muscovites protested rigged parliamentary elections, describing Putin’s United Russia as a “party of crooks and thieves”--the phrase has remained a rallying cry for the diminished anti-Putin minority in Russia. Navalny was later the runner up in a 2013 mayoral election that the Putin-allied candidate felt he needed to rig in order to maintain his power. Navalny announced his candidacy in the 2018 presidential elections, only to be banned from participating through yet more chicanery.
With the Democrats winning the Senate recently, the $15 an hour minimum wage policy goal endorsed by President Joe Biden appears to be very close to becoming a reality. Thus, Political Union thought it would be apt to discuss the merits of this policy proposal tonight. Here are a few perspectives on minimum wage issues that you can read to become more acquainted with the subject.
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For those Americans who wield power in society, the cost of breaking with America’s foundational ideology - arrogance - is greater than the benefits, allowing American exceptionalism to be a conservative force and slow down the USA’s progress. It prevents change from being enacted, better examples from being followed and actively works to preserve broken systems and practices.
This week, we’re trying something new. Instead of writing up an article of our own attempting to prepare you for our debate this week, we’re compiling a number of articles, podcasts, and videos that you can pick from as you learn more about social media censorship and platform regulation.
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Two big ideas have changed my political thought over the past year. Fittingly for a leader of a Political Union, one hails from the right and the other from the left.
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