CQ Roll Call is excited to offer the first installment of a new video series, “Opinion Duel,” created by The Purple Network. CQ Roll Call has partnered with National Review and The Nation to bring you in-depth discussions of top political issues with more discussion than a short cable news segment. Representing the left, right and center, each Opinion Duel program will feature an intelligent debate on key legislative issues between The Nation on the left, National Review on the right, and CQ Roll Call editors playing the important role of moderator.
In this first installment of Opinion Duel, Roll Call’s Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni moderated a discussion with Charles C. W. Cooke, from National Review and The Nation‘s Zoë Carpenter. Carpenter and Cooke discussed the interests surrounding the Keystone XL pipeline and whether President Barack Obama has been active on the climate change agenda. Bellantoni led the discussion with questions that allowed Cooke and Carpenter to give more than soundbites and really explain the differing perspectives on the political spectrum over the Keystone XL pipeline and the administration’s current delay of any resolution to the hot-button issue.
The Purple Network is a partnership which strives to deliver content from all sides of the ideological divide to inform the whole spectrum of politically engaged thought leaders.