Glenn thoroughly dismantles erroneous Washington Post article attacking him, Lieberman

As Glenn predicted, anyone standing with Israel has started to come under attack. From Senator Lieberman to pop star Shakira, everyone standing with Israel is starting to feel the pressure to back down. Amazingly, The Washington Post found an article filled with vile lies fit to print this past Friday, claiming that Glenn is an anti-semitic ‘creature’ who is only standing with Israel now because he’s leaving FOX and trying to repair his career. Sorry, but Glenn has long been a defender of Israel and laid out his record and the facts on radio this morning.

“The charge that I’m an anti-semite seems to come from the idea that I put one guest on the air, out of the thousands I’ve had in my career, that supposedly believes that the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” are accurate. If you don’t know what the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" are, it’s a fake document from a century ago, that is supposed to be the minutes of a secret meeting of Jews plotting to rule the world. It was created by Russians a long time ago in attempt to vilify Jews,” Glenn said.

“If you’ve heard me talk about Israel at all, you might wonder why I would bring someone on to talk about the reality of a fake document that blames Jews for all of the worlds problems. Well—of course—I didn’t,” he explained.

Glenn then laid out that the guest in question did not talk about Israel or the document and the guest did not claim the document was real – quite the opposite actually.

Regardless of what one guest thinks about a topic Glenn has never spoken to him about—it might be better to focus on what he has actually said about the topic. For example, last year when Glenn was on the air on this very show calling the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" quote “despicable”.

Or that Glenn specifically criticized Syria for specifically recreating the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" - back in 2005—calling it anti-Semitic and hammering them for claiming Jews use hot pokers to gouge Palestinians eyes.

What about the claim that Glenn has only done a “couple of shows about the evils of anti-Semitism.”

“I know of no show that has spent more time of national airtime telling the truth about the growing wave of anti-semitism over the past decade than this show in all its forms. That’s important to point out, not to brag—but to show the incredible liars that the Washington Post allows to write on their pages,” Glenn said.

Glenn then laid out his record on pro-Israel statements and shows.

First, in March of this year on FOX News where he made clear his stance on Israel:

In 2009, Glenn made it clear that if other countries were having neighboring nations launching rockets at them that they would be well within their rights to retaliate. "If Canada was launching rockets at us, would anybody have this conversation that, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait, hang on, slow down. What do you mean those airplanes are flying over the Canadian border and bombing Toronto? You're damn right we'd be bombing Toronto. Stop launching the rockets at us," Glenn said at the time.

How about June 2008 when Glenn was still on CNN?

2007, when Glenn discussed Israel's right to survive? (WARNING: Glenn was funny at this point!)

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And in 2006, Glenn interviewed the current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Israel and Iran:

Glenn continued, "Let's go back to my first best seller, The Real America, which was back in 2003 where I talked about picturing how difficult it is to feel secure in Israel. Quote: Imagine you're living in a state smaller than the size of New Jersey and everyone in Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware wants you dead just because you're from the Garden State. I talked about Israel and how dangerous it was to be a Jew, in 2003."

"Or we could go back to this clip from the radio show in 2002 after a caller named Abdul called up trashing Israel as he usually did. I decided to play this time Wayne Newton over his call and made fun of him. He called back the next day to complain about it (call is at the end of the clip at the top of this page)."

"Ask yourself this question, especially if you write for the Washington Post: How could we possibly continue to smear and prop up lies?" Glenn said.

"We have filled hundreds of hours of broadcast and yet the Washington Post said we've done a couple of shows on the evils of anti‑Semitism."

"I suppose this is as good a time as any to announce that I am honored to receive the defender of Israel award from the Zionist organization of America. I am honored to be honored with this award as Joe Biden has been. As Tom DeLay has been, as prime minister Netanyahu, Eric Cantor, Dori Gold, Jeanine Kirkpatrick, Jim Woolsey, Mort Zuckerman, Ambassador John Bolton. I am honored to be this year's recipient of the defender of Israel," Glenn said.

"This summer is going to be the summer that I'm going to ask you to do a few things and challenge yourself and find out who you are and what you really truly believe in. I'm going to make the same challenge to you," Glenn said referring to the Restoring Courage event this summer.

"I am asking you to join me and stand as a human being. Recognize the times that we live in. Recognize that history always repeats itself. Recognize the great and powerful evil that has co‑opted almost every institution we have in this country. Recognize that our own churches are going to be split. But recognize united we stand, divided we fall. If we do not stand shoulder to shoulder in love and peace -and without fear - he world will be plunged in darkness again, but have no fear. Have courage. Have honor. Be who you were born to be."

And just for the WaPo, here are some more examples of Glenn's pro-Israel record

2/9/11 Discussing his first trip to Israel

9/4/2010 Discussing the coming conflict in the Middle East

8/23/2010 Why the Middle East matters and Israel's lack of allies

6/2/2010: Glenn explains the flotilla

11/15/2006 CNN transcript Glenn talks about the propaganda that portrays Jews in a terrible way.

In light of the national conversation surrounding the rights of free speech, religion and self-defense, Mercury One is thrilled to announce a brand new initiative launching this Father's Day weekend: a three-day museum exhibition in Dallas, Texas focused on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

This event seeks to answer three fundamental questions:

  1. As Americans, what responsibility do we shoulder when it comes to defending our rights?
  2. Do we as a nation still agree on the core principles and values laid out by our founding fathers?
  3. How can we move forward amidst uncertainty surrounding the intent of our founding ideals?

Attendees will be able to view historical artifacts and documents that reveal what has made America unique and the most innovative nation on earth. Here's a hint: it all goes back to the core principles and values this nation was founded on as laid out in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

Exhibits will show what the world was like before mankind had rights and how Americans realized there was a better way to govern. Throughout the weekend, Glenn Beck, David Barton, Stu Burguiere, Doc Thompson, Jeffy Fisher and Brad Staggs will lead private tours through the museum, each providing their own unique perspectives on our rights and responsibilities.

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What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.