‘A moment of courage’

‘A moment of courage’: Glenn praises ESPN commentator’s bold condemnation of political correctness
ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith is once again under fire – this time for his defense of Dallas Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban’s comments about prejudice and race. In a bold condemnation of the political correctness police on ESPN on Friday, Smith called Cuban’s reasoning “100 percent correct.” Some in the black community have labeled the commentator an “Uncle Tom” and a “sellout,” but on radio this morning, Glenn praised Smith’s courage. Watch Smith’s monologue and Glenn’s reaction HERE

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Glenn: Are we morons?
After listening to ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith excoriate the politically correct crowd, Glenn wondered what it is people really want in America today. Is the goal to be coddled and spoken down to like morons? Or is the goal to be free? As Glenn explained, if we hope to be free, we are going to have to start accepting responsibility for our actions. Is it possible? WATCH.

Glenn takes a deeper look into the troubled life of the UC Santa Barbara killer
On Friday, Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, went a killing spree that left six dead before he took his own life during a shootout with police. The son of a Hollywood director, Rodger left behind a chilling YouTube video and a 141-page manifesto detailing his plans for a “day of retribution.” The mainstream media has largely focused on the violence of the incident, but on radio this morning, Glenn took a slightly different approach, taking a deeper look into Rodger’s past. WATCH

Oklahoma’s fight to repeal Common Core receives overwhelming, bipartisan support
Oklahoma is one step closer to repealing Common Core. On Friday, the Oklahoma legislature voted in overwhelming fashion to support legislation that would repeal the national math and reading standards. According to Fox23.com, the House voted 71-18 to reject the Common Core standards. The Senate then passed the bill 31-10 and sent it to Gov. Mary Fallin (R). Fallin is expected to sign the bill. Glenn reacted to the "huge, huge win" on radio this morning. WATCH

Three reasons Germany just elected a neo-Nazi to the European Parliament
For the first time, the German people have elected a member of the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) to the European Parliament. The son of a Nazi SA assault division member, Udo Voigt is a member of Germany’s far-right anti-immigrant party and has faced legal action in the past for referring to Hitler as “a great man” and questioning the number of Holocaust deaths. On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to Voigt’s election and referenced three specific conditions that he believes contributed to Voigt’s success. MORE

What can you do to help veterans in your community?
As details about the scope and breadth of the VA scandal continue to emerge, concerned citizens around the United States have taken it upon themselves to help our veterans in whatever ways they can. On radio this morning, Glenn spoke to Yvonne Donnelly, chair of the 9/12 Project, about a service initiative a Phoenix-based 9/12 member kick started. Learn more HERE

Tonight’s primetime lineup on TheBlaze TV:

  • 5pm ET - The Glenn Beck Program: Glenn reacts to the shooting at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Plus, Glenn talks to the 17-year-old candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates.
  • 6pm ET - Real News: A disturbed young man kills six people before taking his own life, and the world takes to Twitter to express outrage. The panel discusses.
  • 7pm ETWilkow!: Andrew takes a look at the bizarre circumstances that surrounded the White House revealing the name of the top CIA agent in Afghanistan in an email to more than 6,000 recipients including many news organizations.
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