Tuesday, January 26

Taxpayers to IRS: Fix the Debt Yourself

Suddenly, U.S. taxpayers don't seem to be in such a giving mood anymore. Taxpayers in recent years have voluntarily given the federal government a few million dollars a year to reduce the huge national debt. But at the start of fiscal year 2016, people seem to be keeping their money to themselves. MORE

Teen With Down Syndrome Becomes One of the Youngest Business Owners Ever

Blake Pyron and his family refuse to be held back by a world of “can’t”s. When Blake was born, doctors diagnosed him with Down syndrome and told his family that he may never walk or talk, his mother, Mary Ann Pyron, told ABC 13 News. “They didn’t give us much hope for Blake’s plans, but we had faith.” Mary Ann said. MORE

Interest in School Choice Is Skyrocketing Across America

This is shaping up to be the best year yet for National School Choice Week. The annual January event, which began in 2011, will feature 16,140 events, up from roughly 11,000 last year. The events, which are independently planned by schools and participating organizations, aim to increase the public’s awareness of education options, including traditional district schools, public charter and magnet schools, online education, private schools, and homeschooling. MORE

Ben & Jerry's Makes Bernie Sanders Flavor So You Can 'Taste the Bern'

We're not sure if anyone was exactly yearning for a dessert inspired by a 74-year-old politician, but here it is. Ben Cohen (co-founder and half the namesake of Ben & Jerry's) has whipped up several batches of a Bernie Sanders-themed ice cream flavor. It's a delicious show of support from Cohen for the Democratic presidential candidate. It's called "Bernie's Yearning," and it contains mint ice cream with a milk chocolate disc on the top. MORE

Rome Spares Iranian President's Blushes by Covering Nude Statues

Italian officials keen to spare the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, any possible offence on his visit to Rome covered up nude statues at the city’s Capitoline Museum, where Rouhani met Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister. In another placatory gesture by Italian officials, alcohol was not served at an official dinner held in Rouhani’s honor, abiding by a standard diplomatic gesture for visiting Muslim dignitaries. MORE

Dave Ramsey Slams Voters Who Think Politicians Will Solve All Their Problems

In an epic rant, syndicated talk show host and personal finance expert Dave Ramsey slammed voters who expect politicians to solve all their problems. In a video uploaded to YouTube last week, Ramsey is seen driving in his car while explaining that the news coverage surrounding presidential elections increases unhealthy expectations among Americans. Ramsey said voters are misguided if they think a candidate can fix their lives. MORE

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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