Ann Coulter discusses her new book, The View, and the election

If Ann Coulter joined Glenn on radio this morning to discuss her new book, Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama. Ann's new book explains the Left's agenda to patron minorities, in particularly black Americans, and lie to the rest of the country while they're doing it. After being attacked by Whoopi and the most of the ladies of The View for "daring to write a book about black people," Glenn was a much friendlier interview.

"How dare you talk about race! Have you ever been black, Ann Coulter?" Glenn asked sarcastically, mocking the confrontation that occurred between her and Whoopi the previous day.

"Basically what she said to you Ann was how dare you talk about black people," Glenn commented.

"Well, it did become clear during the interview that they haven't cracked the book," Ann responded.

She noted how that actually made it a great interview, because they were throwing all of the myths out that she wrote about in her book.

"As I told Whoopie it's not how black people feel, and hurting America, and black America most of all," she added.

Not all figures on the left are opposed to Ann's book. Left leaning Juan Williams, a political analyst at Fox News, actually likes the book.

Glenn even noted that his eyes were opened up even more after reading the book. It incomprehensible how he is always labeled the racist because he doesn't have any black supporters as a conservative.

"We try to reach out over and over again - we want to be inclusive," Glenn said, "but the left continually paints us into everything that we are absolutely not. And somehow or another that's our fault."

Ann agreed, and commented on the huge historical events that have been warped to fit the liberal agenda. Most blacks were originally Republicans , because it was Republicans who led the movement to put an end to slavery. It was the GOP that, for the next 100 years, kept introducing the Civil Rights legislation that was repeatedly shot down by the Democrats.

It was the Republican platform that had anti-lynching legislation, anti-poll tax legislation, public accommodation legislation, etc. The Republican platform in 1956 endorsed Brown vs. Board of Education. The Democratic platform did not - in fact, in 1956 they ran a segregationist on their ticket.

"All the segregationists were Democrats, and they were not conservative Democrats - like we're always told," Ann noted. "They were liberal Democrats and they're still being honored by Democrats like Bill Clinton, who invited J. William Fulbright to his inauguration — an extreme segregationist. William Fulbright voted against the Civil Rights Act of '57 and '60, pushed by Eisenhower, and of '64 and '65 — he signed the Southern Manifesto, and Bill Clinton gave him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And at the speech, he commended Fullbright for teaching Americans to see Russians as people too. Well, he couldn't see black Americans as people too."

"And this is the history of our party. The roles have been reversed. As I said in my column this week, 'someday when America society comes to an enlightened understanding about the evil of abortion, as they did with slavery, the roles are going to reverse the history of that too. And suddenly, the Republicans are going to be the pro-choicers, while Democrats fought to save little baby fetuses sleeping in their mother's womb'. It's just a completely inverted history."

The question that leaves us with is how? How was that history changed? How did they erase everything Republicans were? The left now goes as far now as saying that the GOP is a party "that Lincoln would be ashamed of." When in fact, quite the opposite is true. He would be ashamed of the left. Frederick Douglass would be ashamed of the Democrats.

In Ann's book, she quotes Frederick Douglass, who said:

"Let us stand upon our own legs, work with our own hands, and eat bread in the sweat of our own brows. When you, our white fellow countrymen, have attempted to do anything for us, it has generally been to deprive us of some right, power or privilege which you yourself would die before you would submit to have taken from you. When the planters of the West Indies used to attempt to puzzle the pure-minded Wilberforce with the question, How shall we get rid of slavery? his simple answer was, "quit stealing." In like manner, we answer those who are perpetually puzzling their brains with questions as to what shall be done with the Negro, "let him alone and mind your own business." If you see him plowing in the open field, leveling the forest, at work with a spade, a rake, a hoe, a pickaxe, or a bill—let him alone; he has a right to work. If you see him on his way to school, with spelling book, geography and arithmetic in his hands—let him alone. Don't shut the door in his face, nor bolt your gates against him; he has a right to learn—let him alone. Don't pass laws to degrade him. If he has a ballot in his hand, and is on his way to the ballot-box to deposit his vote for the man whom he thinks will most justly and wisely administer the Government which has the power of life and death over him, as well as others—let him alone; his right of choice as much deserves respect and protection as your own. If you see him on his way to the church, exercising religious liberty in accordance with this or that religious persuasion—let him alone.—Don't meddle with him, nor trouble yourselves with any questions as to what shall be done with him."

This reminded Glenn of the clip that was released yesterday of the woman in Ohio with her "Obama phone."

This is exactly what you're talking about right now.

"I mean, this is slavery. This is slavery," Glenn said referring to the dependency on government Americans are being led to.

"And it's heartbreaking," Ann responded. "So much horror that has been done to the black family and the black community with specific policies by the Democrats. As you will find in my book, blacks were much more likely to be married than whites, up until the Great Society programs."

It's hard to believe that anyone who understood the magnitude of the Civil Rights movement would be, now, slapping it on all the other issues they care about as a tool to push their policies forward. Things like abortion on-demand, "homeless rights," gay marriage, and voter fraud.

She noted that, on the issue of voter fraud and voter i.d. laws, the left doesn't seem to mind insulting black Americans to make their "arguments" against the legislation. Based on their own word, they seem to think that being that black people are too stupid or too poor to get an i.d.

"The only people that have been keeping the blacks from voting are the Democrats, and the Republicans fought to get blacks the right to vote," Ann added.

Ann's book is mostly about more recent events and current figures on the left than the history of the Civil Rights movement. In her book she goes through public figures, like Chris Matthews, who are always shouting "racism" at the people they disagree with, but really have no foothold in the black community. It's simply a talking point and a tool they use to shutdown the people who disagree with their political ideology.

So how do you combat that? How to you beat a narrative being run by the mainstream media and half of our political leaders?

"How do we repair this? How do we come together as a people? A divided house is not going to stand," Glenn said. "And does Romney win?"

"I still think he win. The only danger is that the racial from the left will work again. I think Obama or any Democrat would have won in 2008 no matter what. We were running John McCain. The economy collapsed right before the election. It is a fact that more white people voted for Obama than they had in 50 years," she answered.

"But the point of this book is to remind people of the racial bullying has never produced anything good."

Ann Coulter will be joining Glenn's radio program occasionally through November 6th. You can get Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama HERE.

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.