Was Iva Toguri the victim of the World War II propaganda movement?

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? 

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If heroes are people who put themselves at risk for the good of others – regardless of the consequences – then without a doubt, Iva Toguri was a hero.

Born on the Fourth of July, 1916, Iva was the first natural-born U.S. citizen in her family. Her folks had come here because they believed in the American Dream, and they were proud to pass those ideals along to their children.

Iva grew up as an all-American kid. She was a Girl Scout, a Methodist, a graduate of UCLA and, later on, a registered Republican who cast her first vote for Wendell Wilkie in his run against FDR.

When she was 25, Iva took a trip to Japan to help out a relative. While her travel papers only allowed for a one-way trip, she assumed there'd be no problem applying for a return.

She was wrong. It was December 1941.

With the U.S. suddenly embroiled in the Pacific War, Iva was stranded in Japan. When the authorities pressured her to renounce her U.S. citizenship, she flatly refused – “A tiger doesn't change his stripes,” she told them – and they responded by declaring her to be an enemy alien.

As an outcast, Iva was lucky to land any job. She worked for a time as a typist for the Japanese news, and later for Radio Tokyo. Though she was only making a few dollars a month, she still spent some of her paycheck to smuggle food and medicine to Allied POWs.

In 2006, Iva was honored by the World War II Veterans Committee for “her indomitable spirit, love of country, and the example of courage she has given her fellow Americans.” But almost 60 years earlier, after finally returning home to the country she loved, she'd been convicted by the press and imprisoned for treason by the United States government.

When you read this remarkable woman’s full story in chapter 9 of Miracles and Massacres, you'll learn an incredible truth: Iva Toguri was tried, found guilty of treason, and lived most of her life branded as a infamous war-criminal who'd never actually existed: A notorious but completely fictional villain named “Tokyo Rose.”

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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