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%)

Photo courtesy Library and Educational Services

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

socks

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

cd

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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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

To hear more from this conversation click here.

Disclaimer: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-19 and/or COVID vaccine related questions & concerns.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn Beck share the details:

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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