From The Marketplace: Back-to-School small business gift guide

Can you believe summer is nearly over? School will be back in session before we know it, so take advantage of this opportunity to shop for some quality back-to-school products provided by some of the finest small businesses in America. Whether you’re homeschooling or getting your little ones ready for the school year, this gift guide will help you navigate academic achievement. All of these products are provided by hardworking entrepreneurs tirelessly working to earn your trust. Support them in The Marketplace by TheBlaze and help keep American ingenuity alive and well.

Vintage Family Game Set

game set

Price: $32.00 (Save 30%)

Photo courtesy Legends Library

Get those brain juices flowing ahead of the school year with these two mind-stretching games, designed to make you think on your feet. Take advantage of the short time you have left to spend together as a family before school starts up again. Invented in the early 1920s, these games have withstood the test of time, promising countless hours of brain-growing fun for groups of all ages.

History and Biography Pack for Kids

history book

Price: $31.35 (Save 40%)

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Just because school is starting doesn’t mean you can’t still be part of your child’s education. With this pack of four inspiring books, you’ll be able to introduce kids to people who are worthy of emulation. Young people will learn the value of hard work, responsibility and integrity.

Solmate Mismatched Kids Cotton Socks

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Price: $20.00

Photo courtesy Mountain Laurel Mercantile

No kid wants to be late for school because they couldn’t find matching socks. Well now, they can put those worries aside. These cheerful socks are perfect for kids. With bright colors and funky patterns, each set come with three socks, a pair with a spare!

ABCs Around the World Gift Set

ABCs

Price: $64.95

Photo courtesy Kids Heritage

With this gift set, a child can take a trip around the world, while learning the alphabet! Complete with the book, poster, puzzle and coloring book all inside a beautiful tote, children (and parents) will get a peek into 26 different countries, while reinforcing the ABCs through fun, rich and colorful worldwide topics.

West End Hand Bag – Houndstooth

hand bag

Price: $69.00

Photo courtesy Kensington House

Send your scholar to school in style! With this handbag’s deep interior and three pockets, she’ll be able to carry all of her personal items wherever she goes. Beautifully made in America, you can be sure this quality handbag will be reliable the whole school year and beyond.

Red Apple Necklace

red apple

Price: $12.00 (Save 50%)

Photo courtesy Heritage Jewelry

This beautiful red apple necklace is the perfect gift for anyone who works at a school. Measuring 13 x 20 mm, the apple is hand-carved from cherry quartz gemstone and comes on a handmade 18″ silver chain.

Teacher’s Pet Educational Software Bundle

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Price: $19.99

Photo courtesy Textbooks Heaven

Give your child a head start on classes this year with this fun and interactive educational software. Made especially for kids between 8 and 12 years old, this bundle includes five different software titles on one DVD-Rom.

Bullet Pen – Nickel

pen

Price: $30.00

Photo courtesy Shallus Pens

Made in America from a genuine nickel 30.06 shell casing, this quality ball point pen is rugged and ready to be put to the test. A great pen makes all the difference when composing a handwritten letter or even just doodling. A terrific gift for students and teachers alike.

JackieTop

jackie

Price: $48.00

Photo courtesy Mary Helen Clothing

Everyone wants to look their best on the first day of school. Give her something that’s made in America with true American quality and style. This dual patterned green and navy top with a green bow makes a perfect outfit that’s cheerful, stylish and cute.

Figure 8 Stitched Belt

belt

Price: $41.95

Photo courtesy Buffalo Billfolds & Belts

Nothing beats a great belt, especially for school. Beautifully crafted in America, this quality cowhide leather belt is oiled and waxed for a supple feel, ready to provide years of service. This 1 1/2″ wide belt is stitched with a classic figure eight pattern with heavy nylon thread.

Love Milk Honey Gift Set

bath

Price: $23.00

Photo courtesy The Charleston Soap Chef

Smell sweet and feel great with these two great all-natural skin care products, made in the USA. The Hand & Body Wash and Moisturizing Lotion go together like two peas in a pod. The set makes a great hostess gift, teacher gift or surcee for someone special. While you’re at it, go ahead and treat yourself too!

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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.

Watch the video below to hear the conversation:

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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.

Watch the video below to hear the conversation:

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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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