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Watch: Trump rally draws huge crowds in Minneapolis

Donald Trump's visit to Minneapolis filled the Target Center with a crowd of 20,000, and left thousands more standing outside waiting in the cold and rain to watch the rally on huge screens. Supporters came out in droves to a city that told the President he wasn't welcome. Full Trump speech In case you missed it, here's drone footage of the crowd waiting to get in to the Target Center: WOW, THANK YOU Minneapolis, Minnesota — on my way! #KAG2020 pic.twitter.com/Czl6GbCCxN — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019 This is the tail end of the growing line for the @realDonaldTrump Minneapolis rally. Hundreds more...

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Trump/Frey Spat Suggests DFL Stands for “Different standards For Liberals”

Today is the day that President Trump arrives in Minneapolis for a rally as he ramps up his efforts to carry the state in the upcoming election. President Trump is always seeking to be the center of attention, but Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has added fuel to the fire by taking unprecedented steps by attempting to prevent the rally from occurring. Interestingly, the controversy has brought to light a double standard that is becoming more and more evident in Minnesota, liberals are held to a different standard than conservatives. For example, the Star Tribune writes: "The city has historically not charged for similar...

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VIDEO: Isaac Orr visits Willmar, MN for a discussion on energy policy

This morning we kicked off our "Morning in Minnesota" breakfast series in Willmar, MN with a conversation about renewable energy standards in Minnesota. Rep. Tim Miller, Rep. Dave Baker, and Sen. Andrew Lang joined residents to give their perspective from the Capitol. For more information, download our recent report: Doubling Down on Failure: How a 50 Percent by 2030 Renewable Energy Standard Would Cost Minnesota $80.2 Billion.   Live from Willmar for our Morning In Minnesota Breakfast Series. Send in your questions. Posted by Center of the American Experiment on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 ...

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“Hey, Pals, This is Reading Kind of Ripe”

The Wall Street Journal ran a letter to the editor on Tuesday (August 13) from the president of the California State Board of Education about how an op-ed two weeks earlier, “California Wants to Teach Your Kids that Capitalism Is Racist,” was unfair since the curriculum in question was only a draft, not official policy.  A fair point, but only to a point, as the simple fact that the curricular draft was somehow deemed fit for dissemination and comment is telling.  Here are just two excerpts from the critical July 29th op-ed by Williamson M. Evers. “The document is filled with...

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Isaac Orr: Minnesota’s High Electric Bills Will Continue to Rise Higher

This article originally appeared in today's Pioneer Press. The version below is the same text, but with graphics added. Xcel Energy recently unveiled its plan to prematurely retire its coal plants and replace them with billions of dollars’ worth of wind, solar, and most importantly, natural gas. Unfortunately, Xcel’s plan will constitute a large increase in electricity costs for Minnesota families, businesses and schools, and these costs would far exceed any potential environmental benefit. Many people may not realize that Minnesota residential electric bills reached a new all-time high in 2018. In fact, these bills exceeded $103 per month for the first time ever...

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American Frackers, Not Wind and Solar, Increase Our National Security

America has the strongest military might in the world. We have 3,476 tactical aircraft, 760 attack helicopters, 637 unmanned drones, 157 bombers, 2,831 tanks, 93 cruisers, destroyers, and frigates, 10 aircraft carriers, 68 submarines, 31 amphibious ships, and probably more supply trucks than you can shake a stick at. The one thing these military vehicles have in common? They ain't running on wind and solar. They're running on oil. In fact, the United States military is the single-largest consumer of oil in the world, using more than 100 million barrels every single year. Fortunately, the oil used to keep America safe is...

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In the Tank (EP200) – Socialism and Modern Monetary Theory

Hello! Today's episode of the In the Tank Podcast, features a discussion of socialism, and why philosophy majors have the highest opinion of it (hint, can you think of a less practical major?), and we talk about how the left likely sees modern monetary theory as a means of implementing socialism in America, convincing the public that they can in fact get something for nothing. https://soundcloud.com/user-694711047/in-the-tank-ep200-socialism-and-modern-monetary-theory?in=user-694711047/sets/in-the-tank-podcast...

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Renewables Will Make Minnesota Less Energy Independent, Not More

Happy 4th of July, everyone. Today I'd like to debunk a common myth among renewable energy advocates about the impact wind and solar will have on Minnesota's energy independence. The common trope goes like this, "Minnesota doesn't have any coal, natural gas, or oil, so we should build wind turbines and solar panels to make our state less dependent on energy from other states." The first part is true, every ton of coal, drop of oil, or molecule of natural gas consumed in Minnesota must come from out of state, but that does not make the second portion of this statement true....

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