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What Would a Joe Biden Fracking Ban Look Like? A Series

During the Democrat debate on Sunday, March 15, 2020, between Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice-President Joe Biden, Vice-President Biden stated that he would allow "no new fracking," and touted his role in spending $90 billion on the solar industry as part of the Obama administration's stimulus package. While the Biden campaign is reportedly trying to walk back this claim, stating that the former Vice-President misspoke, no one can know for sure what Mr. Biden meant, but we can know a fracking ban would have a devastating impact on the American economy, increase the cost of energy, reduce our national...

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The Onion: Vindictive Amy Klobuchar Elected Mayor Of South Bend, Indiana

This article originally appeared in The Onion. SOUTH BEND, IN—Triumphantly celebrating victory with an adoring crowd of supporters, vindictive former Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar was elected mayor of South Bend, IN, sources confirmed Thursday. “South Bend has taken a step into a bright new day by finally electing a leader it deserves, and I’m here to help heal this broken city,” said the newly elected Mayor Klobuchar, relishing the crowd’s applause as confetti rained down over her shoulders. “When touring across America, I saw no city that had been more mistreated and dismissed by its local officials than South Bend....

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Sunday Funnies: Rom Rebuked at Ely Mining Meeting

Anti-mining activist Becky Rom was rebuked this week in Ely, Minnesota, when the city council unanimously passed a pro-mining resolution. According to the Star Tribune, more than 100 people packed into the council chambers, with many of them holding pro-mining signs. A small group of environmentalists was reportedly also in attendance, including Rom. It appears the pro-mining faction of the meeting did not agree with her viewpoint, turning their pro-mining signs toward Rom after her anti-mining resolution was not heard by the council.  ...

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childcare service shortage is bad not just for parents, but also for the economy.

In 2018, Wilder research provided data showing how much  Northeastern Minnesota's economy loses due to childcare shortage. Among other things, the report showed that: (1) Families in that region lose approximately $8.1 million in potential earnings due to lack of access to childcare. (2) Employers face a 13% reduction in worker productivity which translates to loss in thousands of dollars  per worker without access to childcare. (3) Local, state and federal governments lose an estimated $5 due to lost economic activity in that region. (4) The region will experience an estimated loss of $13.3 million in life time earnings from children currently without health...

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Xcel Energy Provides Strong Testimony Against the Community Solar Program

I have a lot of policy disagreements with Xcel Energy, but I firmly believe it is important to give credit when credit is due. The video below is from last week, and it shows Rick Evans of Xcel Energy testifying about the huge inefficiencies related to the Community Solar program. Evans makes many of the same arguments Center of the American Experiment makes about wind and solar every day. https://youtu.be/I-jPAY1wL-4?t=3431 Evans states: "Our customers are required to pay triple the cost of solar energy, in an unlimited quantity, that comes on to our system regardless of whether we need it or not. First of...

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In The Tank (Ep232) – Bernie Sanders’ Spending Proposals are INSANE!

Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 232 of the In The Tank Podcast. The latest debate brought us some laughs as well as some scowls. Sanders, the target of the night, defended the Castro regime and refused to explain how he is planning to fund his estimated $97 trillion is spending proposals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmqOmgHACCg&feature=youtu.be...

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Come Out to Moorhead Tomorrow For The Morning In Minnesota Breakfast Series!

Hello! Tomorrow morning I'll be in Moorhead, Minnesota to talk about American Experiment's award-winning research, Doubling Down on Failure: How a 50 Percent by 2030 Renewable Energy Standard Would Cost Minnesota $80.2 Billion. This research found a 50 percent wind and solar mandate would cost each Minnesota household $1,200 per year, every year, through 2050 and increase electricity prices by 40 percent. Such a large increase in electricity prices would destroy 21,000 jobs, especially in energy intensive industries like mining, manufacturing, forestry, and agriculture. If this seems extreme, the Walz administration wants to mandate that 100 percent of Minnesota's electricity come from carbon free sources. Come on...

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