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In the Tank 278: Corporatism Takes Aim at Conservatism and Individual Liberty

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 278 of the In The Tank Podcast. Recently, big corporations like Amazon, Google, and big banks are using their power to target conservatives and industries. The ITT crew discusses these events and how they are a result of corporatism and government action and not of the free market. They also talk about some of the executive orders issued by Joe Biden on his first day as president. https://youtu.be/iL-Aliw8AMI...

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Walz’s 100 Percent “Clean Energy” Mandates: Increasing Prices, Falling Reliability

On January 21, 2021, Governor Walz announced his administration would require 100 percent of Minnesota's electricity to come from "clean energy" by 2040. The plan also seeks to increase mandates for energy conservation and reduce emissions from existing buildings by half by 2035. This proposal is, by far, the closest thing to the Green New Deal that has ever been proposed in Minnesota. ...

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In the Tank Ep277: Big Tech’s Assault on Free Speech, Dallas Sonnier on the Movie “Run, Hide, Fight”

The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 277 of the In The Tank Podcast. The crew gives their takes on the assault on free speech by Big Tech and the destruction of Parler. In the second half, Donald is joined by film producer and entrepreneur Dallas Sonnier to discuss the Daily Wire’s acquisition of the distribution rights to the movie Run, Hide, Fight. https://youtu.be/8fPsGbALreE...

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Sad News: Closure Dates Announced for Boswell Power Plant

Earlier this week, Minnesota Power announced the utility would be "coal-free" by 2035 by shutting down Unit 3 of the Boswell Energy Center in 2030 and converting Unit 4 to another fuel that is not yet specified in 2035. As we detailed in our Spring 2020 issue of Thinking Minnesota, Boswell is the backbone of the Iron Range economy. It provides the electricity needed for Minnesota's iron mines and paper mills to run smoothly. It would presumably be the source of electricity for the PolyMet mine should it ever emerge from legal purgatory. In my opinion, the national security implications of losing these...

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Almanac Does Not Condone LaDuke’s Line 3 Holocaust Analogy

On November 13, 2020, Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) featured anti-pipeline activist Winona LaDuke on Almanac to discuss the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project. On the program, LaDuke made several false claims, and compared pipeline workers to security guards at Auschwitz. LaDuke's characterization of pipeline workers as employees at a Nazi death camp prompted Almanac to issue the following statement: "Every week, TPT's public affairs program "Almanac" works to include diverse perspectives about important issues affecting Minnesota. When reporting on complex or controversial issues, our goal is to provide balance and insight over the long term. The "Almanac" team has been reporting on the...

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