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The Thrill is Gone: Minnesota Students Are Being Deprived of Real Protest. Even in Chaska.

Do you remember the good old days when walking out of school, or skipping school, had real consequences? Now in many school districts in Minnesota and around the country, the left has so deeply permeated school administrations and the teachers’ union, that they are helping students stage protests. They are even helping students make posters in the classrooms. providing materials and class time! ...

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When Harry Became Sally: The Left’s Assault on Reality

In October, 2015, Nova Classical Academy in St. Paul, one of the top charter schools in the nation at the time, was torn apart trying to accommodate a “transgender” five-year-old who only stayed four months before his activist parents pulled him out and filed a complaint with the Human Rights Department.  The tragic story, chronicled by Katherine Kersten in First Things, along with a detailed discussion of how to best help those suffering from gender dysphoria, is available here. Now, on the same subject, I commend to you Nation Review’s compelling review of Ryan Anderson’s compelling book, When Harry Became Sally:...

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Children Are Being Used to Call for Gun Control Wednesday: Keep Your Children Home (In Protest) #KeepYourKidHome

School aged children will be walking out of classrooms tomorrow morning all over Minnesota and the nation to “protest” in favor of new gun-control laws. My suggestion if your school is participating? Keep your children home from school. The districts will lose the per diem funding from the state for the whole day. It is the only thing that will get them to sit up and take notice from Minnesotans who do not think this is proper. #KeepYourKidHome...

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Another Mass Shooting: the Left Uses Tragedy and Students to Ignore a Culture of Death

National Public Radio (NPR) is reporting that “students” in Florida are organizing big, national events to demand more gun control. Wouldn’t it be more honest to report who is actually planning these events? Say, for example, Democratic party operatives and their vast network of social organizers and disrupters who are using these students and this tragedy for political gain? ...

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Heart-Warming Valentine’s Day Headlines

Is anyone else feeling pessimistic today? Sure, Valentine’s Day can bring out the dark side in a lot of people. It’s just a made-up holiday to get us to buy cards, flowers, candy, and jewelry, right? Or maybe Catholic guilt is hanging over me because it’s been a while since I’ve been to mass and Lent is starting and all I want is a steak but I can’t because it’s also Ash Wednesday and I’m supposed to be fasting… Turns out, I’m not alone. These are a few headlines I ran across that made even this pessimist chuckle. Low ‘Valentine’s Day inflation’...

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Bad News for Jihadists, Good News for Minnesota: Trump Administration Establishes National Vetting Center

President Donald J. Trump signed a National Security Presidential Memorandum to establish a National Vetting Center (NVC) to coordinate the efforts of departments and agencies to better identify individuals seeking to enter the country who present a threat to national security, border security, homeland security, or public safety…. The Federal Government’s current vetting efforts are ad hoc, which impedes our ability to keep up with today’s threats....

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Two Nice Super Bowl Stories

Lots of people like to bash the Super Bowl, and it is common for negative stories to spring up around the game. Like the claim that wife-beating spikes on Super Bowl Sunday--totally made up--and the stories about prostitution being part of the festivities--probably true, although in Minneapolis it is pretty cold for streetwalking. But this year's Super Bowl has given rise to some nice stories, two of which I want to highlight. The first relates to Pink, who will sing the National Anthem. She has been diagnosed with the flu, and her voice is questionable. But she tweeted that she considers...

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SKOL: Snow Days are Fun, Living in “The North”

Snappy ad campaigns like “the North,” designed to get Minnesotans to embrace our inner Nordic and attract people from other states, no matter how successful, are no match for the bad policies that have contributed to the state’s loss of population and wealth. The competition for talent and wealth is fierce. Maybe Eric Dayton, who seems like a great business guy, can talk to his parents. SKOL! ...

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Educational Freedom & MLK’s Dream

Yesterday, we celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and remembered the dream he had for all Americans. A dream where every person—regardless of socio-economic means—can freely exercise the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. For our children, access to an excellent and effective education is an integral part of exercising these rights. By giving all students the freedom to attend a high-quality school of their choice, we have the opportunity to honor and live out MLK’s legacy the other 364 days of the year. Educational freedom is not about strengthening one type of school...

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