The ghosts in Minneapolis’ “progressive” machine

Last year Nekima Levy-Pounds told me that conditions in the Twin Cities were ripe for it to be another Ferguson. I disagreed. The people in power here control their people with a smug brand of I-know-what’s-best-for-you liberalism, and the people under their boot often seem too docile to resist. A year later, I’m proven wrong. For …

How to save a school without saving kids

The video above tells the exultant story of one community’s fight to save a beloved high school from closure. It’s narrated by a friendly female voice over slick graphics and fast transitions between copy-written messages that artfully define school reformers as bad guys and teacher unionists as defenders of community values. The narrator frames the story in a way …