MRC's exposé on the Godfather of the left: George Soros

“Today I want to extend a heart-felt thank you to MRC. That's the Media Research Center, Dan Gainer and Iris Somberg, for their excellent expose on George Soros,” Glenn said this morning.

Glenn has often lamented the fact that during his time at Fox News he would break big, important stories others would be there to pick up the ball and run with it, but it never happened. “These two reporters at MRC have just written a piece taking on George Soros, something that almost no one does,” he said.

While the mainstream media loves to talk about the “evil” Koch brothers and their “filthy political influence,” they rarely report about the billions George Soros has been pouring into the left to manipulate currencies, elections, and young minds. MRC reports that Soros has spent more than $400 million indoctrinating student at universities all around the world – over 50 times the amount the Koch Brothers donated to education. Soros donated $76 billion to U.S. College Bard, where $20 million we want to start up a brand new department to be run by his wife at the time.

The Blaze reports:

Soros gives money to a variety of other schools specifically to promote his left-wing causes. In addition to heavily funding Central European University and Bard College, Soros funded programs and classes at universities around the world promote his radical ideology. Soros’s Open Society Foundations granted more than $400 million in gifts and commitments to higher education since the year 2000.

All of the Ivy League universities, along with a variety of state schools, private institutions, and even religiously-affiliated institutions are funded by Soros. These grants went a documentary on the War on Terror from Harvard to studying race and ethnicity at Ohio State University.

Every one of the Ivy League colleges and universities received funding from Soros. More than $15 million was granted since 2000 to promote specific programs that line up with the Soros ideology. Columbia and Harvard were the real winners, receiving more than $8 million and more than $5 million respectively. Dartmouth bottomed out with a mere $3,000 with Princeton following at $36,000. All of the other institutions received over $200,000.

Nineteen schools received more than $1 million from Soros. Central European University and Bard College led the pack followed by Columbia, the European University at St. Petersburg, and Indiana University.

“Just imagine if Charles Koch gave $25 million to Liberty University or BYU for his wife to manage her own conservative department there?” Glenn asked. “People’s heads on TV would pop.”

MRC also noted that George Soros has spent $36 million funding liberal politicians in the last few years, and another $550 million for liberal causes. “George Soros makes Charles and David Koch look like characters from Oliver Twist in comparison,” Glenn commented.

While the media flips out over groups like ALEC, yet no one seems to have a problem with the Soros funded groups like the Center for American Progress, the Tides Foundation, Media Matters, Sojourners, NAROL, Catholics for Choice, Planned Parenthood, Think Progress, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and multiple others.

“The real reason we’re talking about George Soros today on election day is because nothing can really compare to the mainstream media ignorance of the Soros election manipulating program called SOS – the SOS project,” Glenn said. “What is it? SOS stands for the Secretary of State project. It was established in July 2006 as an independent 5-27 organization devote to helping democrats get elected to the office of Secretary of State in selected swing or battleground states.”

Glenn explained that this is because of what happened in the 2004 election between George Bush and John Kerry in the swing states where there were recounts or close votes. The Secretary of State is the person who certifies candidates as well as the election results in his or her state. This person can potentially play a key role in determining the winner of a close election.

“Now, tell me that this isn't a story that the paper of record, with all the news that's fit to print, the New York Times. Tell me this isn't a story that they should be interested in. Tell me that Morley Safer at 60 Minutes wouldn't be beating down the door of David Koch's mansion,” Glenn said.

Glenn explained that Soros is not only an admitted manipulator of currencies, but he thinks it’s fun.

George Soros: “The first part was this subversive activity, disrupting a repressive regimes. That was a lot of fun.”

“Fortunately we're no longer alone on the exposure of the man who was trying to fundamentally transform the United States of America,” Glenn said. “We now have help from our friends at MRC. So, again, thank you.”

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.

President Donald Trump has done a remarkable job of keeping his campaign promises so far. From pulling the US from the Iran Deal and Paris Climate Accord to moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the president has followed through on his campaign trail vows.

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“It's quite remarkable. I don't know if anybody remembers, but I was the guy who was saying he's not gonna do any of those things," joked Glenn on “The News and Why it Matters," adding, “He has taken massive steps, massive movement or completed each of those promises … I am blown away."

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar brings white fan onstage to sing with him, but here’s the catch

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar asked a fan to come onstage and sing with him, only to condemn her when she failed to censor all of the song's frequent mentions of the “n-word" while singing along.

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“I am so sorry," she apologized when Lamar pointed out that she needed to “bleep" that word. “I'm used to singing it like you wrote it." She was booed at by the crowd of people, many screaming “f*** you" after her mistake.

On Tuesday's show, Pat and Jeffy watched the clip and talked about some of the Twitter reactions.

“This is ridiculous," Pat said. “The situation with this word has become so ludicrous."