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This Week’s Master Class: What can state governments do to influence the economy?

Stuck at home? Learn over your lunch hour with American Experiment economist John Phelan, as he explains what state government can — and can't — do to shape the economy. Sign up HERE! Wednesday, April 1st at 12:00 PM Stick around after the course, where John will answer your questions in a live audience Q&A. Submit your questions in advance here. Upcoming Master Classes: April 8: Catrin Wigfall on How good are Minnesota’s public schools, really? Sign up here. April 15: Isaac Orr on Everything wrong with the Green New Deal. Sign up here. April 22: Martha Njolomole on How regulation affects your everyday life. Sign up here....

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Introducing: a Master Class Series in Public Policy

Center of the American Experiment invites you to join us for a free 4-week live online course in public policy, featuring our expert economists and policy fellows. The first four Wednesdays in April, we will broadcast right to your laptop or phone during the noon lunch hour! Each Zoom webinar will be moderated by President John Hinderaker in a way that allows for maximum audience participation. And if you can't make the live airing, everyone registered will be sent a video recording of the event after it has ended. This is your chance to get all your questions on Minnesota policy...

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NEW DATE: 2020 Annual Dinner Featuring Sarah Huckabee Sanders

ATTENTION: Due to conditions outside of our control, this event has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 18th. All tickets bought for the April 4th date are transferrable. We are so sorry for any inconvenience this has caused, but we look forward to seeing you on June 18! Direct any questions to Kathryn Hinderaker (kathryn.hinderaker@americanexperiment.org or 612-428-7005).

Ball of Collusion

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2020 Issue of Thinking Minnesota, now the second largest magazine in Minnesota. To receive a free trial issue send your name and address to info@americanexperiment.org. You have been writing for several years about the Russian collusion story and related matters. Your new book, Ball of Collusion, brings it all together. Tell us how that book came to be and its key messages.  While I have concluded that there really was collusion in connection with the election, it did not involve Trump being in cahoots with Kremlin to undermine the election. The most sinister collusion came from the incumbent administration...

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Mark Your Calendars for My “Morning in Minnesota” Talk on our Report Doubling Down on Failure: How a 50 Percent By 2030 Renewable Energy Standard Would Cost Minnesota $80.2 Billion

Hi everyone! Don't forget to mark your calendars for my August 27th talk discussing our award-nominated study (vote here!) Doubling Down on Failure: How a 50 Percent by 2030 Renewable Energy Standard Would Cost Minnesota $80.2 Billion, and a broader discussion of the Green-New-Deal styled policies that were proposed by DFL members of the Minnesota House of Representative and Governor Walz. Minnesota families already experienced their highest electricity bills ever in 2018, but the politicians who want to mandate that 100 percent of our electricity come from carbon-free sources by 2050 will make this problem even worse. I am pleased to announce that I...

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WSJ Columnist Kimberley Strassel Explains Mueller Testimony, Will be Keynote Speaker at Center’s Fall Briefing

Kimberley Strassel, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, recently reported on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before two House committees this past week and how we are left with “more questions than answers.” Strassel will be the keynote speaker at the Center's Fall Briefing on October 7. ...

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Candace Owens returns for another successful Annual Dinner

Candace Owens returned to Minneapolis almost exactly one year after her first appearance at an American Experiment event to headline our 2019 Annual Dinner. When she first spoke for a lunch forum audience of 550, Owens had just exploded onto the scene with her YouTube videos and Twitter controversies. A year later the Center's audience had nearly doubled in attendance, and her star power had grown exponentially. Owens is an incredible orator. She gave her entire presentation in front of the podium, without notes, seamlessly weaving together her political analysis and personal experiences. Her discussion focused on social media and how...

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The Year I Met Margaret Thatcher…Twice (RIP, Mrs. Thatcher) by Jeffrey C. O’Brien

Back in 1997, I was working as an intern at Center of the American Experiment.  Lady Thatcher was scheduled to keynote the Center’s annual dinner in May 1997 and I was going to be one of the fortunate folks that was going to assist with the event and, since I was staff, meet Lady Thatcher....

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