The Progressive Mask Slips

July 9, at the Aspen Institute's Ideas Festival, a mask slipped, and the event was recorded on video.  We get a fascinating glimpse at hardball politics inside the progressive left, as a quiet network of leftists seeks to supplant part of the Democrat Old Guard, step by step. Jonah Edelman, director of Stand for Children, and son of Peter and Marian Wright Edelman, spoke at a seminar on education reform.  He was caught bragging (see video -- embedded below) about his involvement in undermining teachers' unions in Illinois.  It may look like business as usual for so-called education reformers to use lobbyists, PAC money, and influential politicians like Rahm Emanuel to get their agendas enacted, but Edelman gives us invaluable insight into the inner workings of a leftist's hardball approach to the opposition, in this case the unions.  The end result was a power shift in the education platform. Edelman operates out of Oregon, where he helped create SFC in 1996...(Read Full Article)