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Opinion Duel: The Minimum Wage

In this installment of the The Purple Network’s Opinion Duel video series, Roll Call editor-in-chief Christina Bellantoni moderates a discussion with National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke and Zoë Carpenter of The Nation on the politically charged topic of raising the minimum wage. They discuss the momentum for legislative action, whether the economy could sustain and grow with a raise in the minimum wage and if President Obama’s current actions will make any difference.

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