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Edina Parents and Students Rebel Against Politics in Classroom

American Experiment's recent post on left-wing politics permeating the halls and classrooms of Edina High School following the 2016 election has gotten a strong reaction. In it, John Hinderaker revealed that 80 Edina High School teachers crossed the line, signing what amounted to a left-wing political manifesto following the election of Donald Trump as president. Since then, parents and students at Edina High School have stepped forward to provide more evidence of the extent to which leftist ideology has invaded the Edina school system, even down to the kindergarten level. Dozens of parents, students and residents have responded via email and Facebook with instances...

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Edina Teachers Take Sides In Partisan Politics

Zephyrus is "the official news site of Edina High School." Students supply most of the content, but on November 22, 2016, 80 teachers--a remarkable number--signed an editorial addressed to the student body. The context for the editorial was the presidential election that had concluded two weeks earlier. Over the last week, in the wake of a disturbing example of racial hate speech at our school and a historically divisive election, you've heard and read a lot of calls for unity for the school and the nation. This letter is not one of them. The editorial's theme is that "[u]nity is not a...

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I’d be dancing, too (if I lived in a luxury loft subsidized by taxpayers).

Star Tribune photo by Jeff Wheeler

The A-Mill Artists Lofts, located along the Mississippi River, are a special “affordable housing” project of the Metropolitan Council, City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, et. al. The project is subsidized with taxes and grants, the below-market rate rents are tied to a certain income and reserved for people who are “committed” to being an artist. Anyone who voted to spend tax dollars on this project ought to be banned from public life. ...

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Minnesota’s “Antifascists” Are Fascists

I totally missed the rise of the "alt-right." Despite being personally acquainted with hundreds if not thousands of conservative activists, I had never heard of the "alt-right" until Democrats started talking about it during the last election season. Similarly, the "antifa" movement--antifa being short for antifascist--sprang up from nowhere. The difference being, I think, that the antifa movement actually exists. I know it exists because antifas keep starting fights. Yesterday there were anti-Sharia law marches and demonstrations in cities across the country. They were met by counter-demonstrations by people who are pro-Sharia, or something. Frankly, I am confused on that point....

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Senator Franken Cancels Appearance with Second Liberal Comedian

Senator Al Franken is having a hard time finding a fellow liberal comedian to appear in public with. The Minnesota senator canceled a guest appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” after Mr. Maher uttered a racial slur on air, "jokingly" referring to himself as a “house n—r.” This is the second comedian friend the self-proclaimed “giant of the senate” has had to distance himself from. Time for some new friends?...

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MN Senator Franken Stands By Kathy Griffin Despite Gory Photo of Beheaded Trump

We all know it to be true: Actions speak louder than words. And Minnesota Senator Al Franken’s decision to stand by Kathy Griffin amid uproar over her controversial actions speaks volumes. Franken condemned Griffin’s photo shoot with a bloodied and decapitated replica of Trump's head — calling it “inappropriate”— but recently told CNN he will still appear with Griffin in July to promote his new book, Al Franken: Giant of the Senate because she apologized and “begged for forgiveness.”...

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Why Can’t Young People Get Out of Their Parents’ Basements?

Good question! Census data indicate that an unprecedented number of America's young people haven't been able to establish independent lives and are living with their parents. Why is that? This American Experiment video, produced by our friends at Madison McQueen, explains that while there are many factors at work, liberal policies are a huge part of the problem. If we want our young people to enjoy a better future, we need better policies. Here is the video, titled "Parent's Basement": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6pi18ZKZgw We released the video on Friday, and it has already gotten over 70,000 views on Facebook and the internet. If you...

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