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Benjamin Gerber

Benjamin Gerber

Benjamin L. Gerber is a former lobbyist for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, an energy attorney, board member of the Minnesota Conservative Energy Forum, and believer that we can always do better.

COMMENTARY

A Republican on the future: We need a grand new party | Opinion

By: - January 14, 2021

It is time to build a grand new party. A party based on individual rights, economic freedom, common sense and market-based solutions to our most pressing problems like the environment, inequality, education.  But before we can rebuild, we must acknowledge the grandest problem of the Grand Old Party. The party leadership — I struggle to […]

COMMENTARY

A conservative climate change activist on poisonous partisanship

By: - June 26, 2020

As a former lobbyist and a self-professed State Capitol geek, I used to think divided government promotes bipartisanship, positive civil discourse, and the kind of change I like — the incremental kind. But the rising phenomenon of negative partisanship — defining yourself by what you’re against instead of what you’re for — is upending my assumptions. We’re the […]