Oh, great: Panetta announces troop reductions

The Obama administration and Leon Panetta are looking out for you America. Seriously, they’ve got your best interests at heart. Radical Islam is on the rise in the Middle East (…and the globe), Iran is cobbling together a coalition against Israel, while getting closer and closer to obtaining nuclear arms, and Israel is under intense threat along almost every inch of its border. If that’s not enough, the global economy is on the verge of complete collapse, Europe is on fire, China is on the rise, and Russia isn’t very happy with us (are they ever?). So, what better time could there be to drastically reduce the size of our military? Apparently Leon Panetta couldn’t think of a better time, and came out yesterday announcing that’s exactly what we’re doing.

Throughout 2011 Barack Obama has praised “the democracy” spreading across the Middle East. Just this week we found out that the Obama Administration is having high-level meetings with the Muslim Brotherhood, and now we’re dramatically reducing the size of our military. Does this make sense to anyone? Why are we preparing for peacetime when the world is on the brink of global conflict? Obviously, we hope that global conflict doesn’t come, but as Stu put it, “That's not how the military can respond to things. They can't respond with "I hope it's not coming." They need to be prepared for it whether it's coming or not.”

On the bright side, at least we’re not repeating history.  It’s not like the only two global wars America has experienced occurred under the leadership of big-time progressives who tried to fundamentally transform our country, like Woodrow Wilson and FDR. Oh wait…

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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