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  • Sunday Funnies: Cobalt Mining in the Congo for Renewable Energy Sources

    There’s more than a twinge of hypocrisy among liberal environmentalists that want to stop responsible mining for copper, nickel, and cobalt in Minnesota at all costs, yet demand that the state transition to 100 percent carbon free electricity without nuclear or large hydro. Wind and solar power use enormous amounts of copper and nickel and Minnesota has the largest undeveloped reserves of these metals in the world. It’s our responsibility to mine them responsibly, not to export environmental damage, and our conscience, to developing countries.  

  • Hello! Have you made your climate confessions yet? This week’s edition of the In the Tank podcast features Heartland’s Donny Kendal, Justin Haskins, Jim Lakely, and American Experiment’s Isaac Orr. The gang talks about the NBC news climate confessions website, which was gloriously trolled, and Bernie’s new Bill of Rights. Enjoy!

  • Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 9/20/19

    A round-up of the last week’s economic news stories in Minnesota.


  • Minneapolis Cop Blames Crime Wave on Anti-Police City Council

    Who bears responsibility for enabling the violent crime wave in downtown Minneapolis? It’s evident much of the problem lies with elected officials who refuse to take ownership of the problem and do something about it–the Minneapolis City Council. So Minneapolis Police Federation President Lt. Bob Kroll made sure they got the message, unloading on local elected officials on national television this week in an interview picked up by Fox News. “The city council… ran on an anti-police agenda and they all made it. It’s ultra-left. It’s been [an] extreme Democrat-controlled council,” he said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday. “It’s been...

  • Public broadcasting = Government broadcasting

    Private sector broadcasters like NBC have an incentive to provide programming the public likes. 'Public' sector broadcasters like TPT have an incentive to provide programming the government likes. That is how video tapes get erased.

  • Renewables Threaten German Economy & Energy Supply, McKinsey Warns In New Report

    Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan and other lawmakers recently traveled to Germany to supposedly learn about Germany’s “Energy Transition,” and bring home useful lessons that can be gleaned for Minnesota’s energy future. From what I can tell, they group didn’t get their money’s worth, because almost all of the media covering Germany’s attempt to close their nuclear plants and rely on wind and solar are saying that the policy is a disaster. It’s not just people who work at think tanks, either. In fact, consulting giant Wood McKinsey wrote that Germany’s energy policy poses a signficatn threat to the nation’s economy...

  • Walz Doubles Down on Deleted Video of Wife at Public TV Forum

    DFL Gov. Tim Walz may have hoped to end the controversy over his administration’s role in Twin City Public Television’s deletion of a video of a criminal justice forum featuring First Lady Gwen Walz. But Walz’s remarks in followup coverage by MPR only served to reinforce concerns over the political pressure exerted behind the scenes to destroy the video of a performance that rattled the First Lady’s handlers. Public TV Deletes Video of MN First Lady Under Pressure From Top Walz Aide After stipulating he values “transparency highly,” Walz made it clear he approved of the  destruction of the problematic...