Is this the ultimate story of redemption?

History is about so much more than memorizing facts. It is about the story. And, told in the right way, it is the greatest one ever written: Good and evil, triumph and tragedy, despicable acts of barbarism and courageous acts of heroism. Glenn’s latest book,Miracles and Massacres, is history as you’ve never heard it told. It’s incredible events that you never knew existed. And it’s stories so important and relevant to today that you won’t have to ask: Why didn’t they teach me this? 

Everyone has heard of “the butterfly effect” - the idea that a tiny change somewhere far away can snowball into a huge force, sometimes powerful enough to alter the future of the world.

The “butterfly” in this case was a man named Al Capone.

Capone was a very bad guy, and he was proud of it. Most people associate him with violence - and for very good reason - but he was also a scam artist. At the height of the Depression, Capone would bribe his way into the kennel at the dog track and feed nine of the greyhounds a fat porterhouse steak. Then he’d bet on the 10th dog because he knew it’d be hungry.

Because of all this, Capone was constantly in need a lawyer, preferably someone who was on the straight and narrow. He quickly found a good man for the job, an up-and-coming attorney named Eddie. Eddie took the job, but he didn't remain a good man for very long.

Like a lot of connected guys, the lawyer was soon given a nickname - “Easy Eddie” - and he helped “Scarface” Al Capone get away with every kind of crime you can imagine. Bootlegging through prohibition, buying protection with political pay-offs, even the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. And though the money was endless, none of this ever quite sat right with Easy Eddie.

Eddie had told himself that he'd only agreed to work for Capone to help provide for his wife and two young kids. But, little by little, he’d become almost as bad as Capone himself.

He had no way of knowing that the same day he'd made his deal with the devil, the butterfly effect had been set in motion.

That tiny flap of wind grew larger and larger until one day, against all odds, it lead to something quite remarkable. I can’t spoil it here, but I can tell you this: Easy Eddie’s decision to join the mob is connected to a hero who may very well have turned the tide for the Allies, thereby changing the outcome of World War II.

How is that possible? Find out in chapter 7 of Miracles and Massacres: Easy Eddie and the Hard Road to Redemption. You may never look at the choices you make in life the same way again.

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.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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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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