Pulitzer Prize winner and former liberal David Mamet

David Mamet, one of the best authors and playwrights of the modern age, stopped by the radio show this morning to talk about his new book and his conversion to conservatism after spending much of his life involved with liberal Hollywood.

What prompted Mamet's switch to conservatism?

"It's like when you hear a word once you've never heard before and you hear it three more times the same day. I began to be aware of the pervasive animus in the West against the State of Israel. And as a serious Jew, I found it profoundly upsetting. And searched for the roots of it and thought a lot of it had to do with secular humanism and the rejection of religion and concomitant with the rejection of religion on the left is the rejection of the notion of the nation state. The two of them go right together. And that the nation state that we on the left are rejecting is unfortunately our nation state, the United States. And the more I looked, the more I saw that the culture was being dismantled in the service of good ideas and that we had seen such behavior before and great success among the Nazis and among the communists."

"The people of my generation - I was born right after World War II - would look back and say to our parents, you know, our dads were all in the Service, how was it allowed to happen. How was it allowed that the Thirties were allowed to breed this filth that led to the devastation of World War II. And we see the answer around us here today. It was allowed to happen little by little," Mamet told Glenn.

"Take us through your journey of going from a guy who was a liberal to where you are now," Glenn said to Mamet.

"Well, I realized I had never actually thought about politics. The view which I grew up was politicians were all corrupt but the Republicans were more corrupt than the Democrats. At least the Democrats were out to do good. And as I got a little bit older and went through - raised a bunch of children and went through a bunch of businesses, I saw that the - nobody liked the liberal policies when it came time to pay the rent, to pay the taxes, to hire and fire employees, to invest for the future, nobody liked them. And everybody acted as a capitalist. And yet half the country voted for the continuation and the inflation of these policies which they knew were destructive. So the question why fascinated me."

Does Mamet think liberal holly wood will wake up?

"No, they're dead asleep," he said. "It's like people said of the Nazis that the Nazis made everyone participate in atrocities because once they participate in atrocities, they couldn't go back. They couldn't change their mind. And the left is not committing atrocities but they are committing absurdities. And it creates the same group cohesion that once you've been sane for 45 years, we need more regulation, we need more government, we need to alleviate poverty by raising taxes. There's too much waste. The Earth is warming, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. You've committed yourself and your life to be able to undo any addiction, whether it's addiction to idiocy, to sex, to pills, to drugs. You've got to take it down to the bare paint and say, oh, my God, what have I done; can I have been that stupid and destructive. Because if you can't do that, you can't go on."

Pick up David Mamet's Secret Knowledge here.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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Glenn Beck has had enough of exposing scandal after scandal, just to have everyone look the other way: Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's emails, Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine and China … the list goes on, but no consequences are paid. Now, the media have called the election for Joe Biden and insist no one can question it. But for many of the more than 71 million people who voted for President Trump, our search for the truth isn't over yet.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn called out the left's long list of alleged corruption that has gone unchecked and stressed that Donald Trump's legal team must be allowed to go through the process of investigating the multiple allegations of election fraud to ensure our voting systems are fair.

"I don't know about you, but I'm tired. I am worn out. I am fed up!" Glenn said during his opening monologue. "I've had enough. I am tired of exposing corruption, doing our homework, even going overseas and having documents translated to make sure they're exactly right, [and] presenting the evidence ... except, once we expose it, nothing happens. Nobody goes to jail. Nobody pays for a damn thing any more!"

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