Will the Trump Tape Have a Bigger Effect on the Race Than Past Controversies?

Excerpt from FiveThirtyEight

Written by Julia Azari

I had said at least two times this week that “game changers” rarely happen. Single events or revelations rarely upend presidential elections, which tend to be decided by more structural forces instead, such as political partisanship and the state of the economy. And then, on Friday, the Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold revealed a video recording of Donald Trump making crude and vulgar comments about women — and the way rich men can treat them.

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The response to the Trump tape suggests that we might be seeing a real change in the political landscape. “Game change” moments are few and far between, and Hillary Clinton was already leading Trump pretty comfortably in national and swing state polls. But what might make the Trump tape have more of an impact than previous Trump controversies?

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The U.S. dollar is in trouble. Here's how YOU can prepare.

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The U.S. economy is in trouble, and Americans are feeling it. But thanks to central banks around the world, it’s not just the U.S. dollar facing a potential collapse. The British pound almost collapsed last week and currencies across the world are falling, but there are things we can all do to prepare for what's to come.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck explained how the world’s central banks are pretty much "destroying everything," and why — even though it may seem like it’s gaining strength — the U.S. dollar is facing a potential crash.

Glenn also broke down a list of things you can do to prepare for the worst-case scenario right now.

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JK Rowling TORCHES 'certain celebrities' who back pedophile-linked kids' charity — and takes no prisoners

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Famed "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to blast "certain celebrities" and "genderists" who continue to support and defend a controversial charity for transgender children that was recently linked to an organization that promotes services to pedophiles.

Dr. Jacob Breslow, the former trustee for trans youth charity Mermaids, stepped down after a bombshell report revealed that he gave a presentation defending the rights of pedophiles at a 2011 conference hosted by B4U-ACT, a group that promotes "services and resources for self-identified individuals (adults and adolescents) who are sexually attracted to children."

Rowling called out the "genderists" who are defending the charity's decision to hire a "paedophilia apologist" as trustee of a children's charity, saying, "I thought things were pretty bad when you were arguing to put convicted rapists in women's jails, when you shrugged off masked men roughing up lesbian protestors and tried to shout down detransitioners talking about what was done to them by ideologically-captured doctors. Women, gay people and vulnerable kids have suffered real harm and you? You cheered it all on."

"You still prefer wilful blindness and four word mantras to considering you might have got this badly wrong. You became part of an authoritarian, misogynist, homophobic movement and you didn't even notice. Enjoy the sense of your own righteousness while you can. It won't last," Rowling ranted.

Rowling accused the children's charity of hiring "a man who wrote sympathetically about orgasming 'on or with' a child," and an "online moderator [who] encouraged kids to move onto a platform notorious for sexual exploitation."

"They couldn't have achieved it without the money and public support of certain corporations and celebrities, who eagerly boosted them even though the red flags have been there for years," Rowling wrote in another Twitter thread. Celebrities including "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle have openly supported the charity for transgender youth.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck applauded the left-leaning author and activist for "drawing a line in the sand" when it comes to extremist gender theology.

"She's been labeled a TERF, a trans-exclusionary radical feminist. She has had death threats, but she still speaks out," Glenn said of Rowling.

"There are people standing up, and this is a very good thing. And necessary. My question is: Are you prepared now?"

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What is your line in the sand — the point at which you take a stand and say "no"? Is it an assault on your religion? Your kids and their education? The breakdown of society? The rule of law? Is it impoverishment and the collapse of the economy?

Frighteningly, ALL of them are currently under assault, and we’re being demoralized into submission. We’re being made to look the other way in the face of evil and to accept all of it as just part of the "new normal." We were warned this would happen back in the early 1980s. Now the media and Left try to dismiss any sane objection to depravity as “the new Satanic Panic.”

There is no cabal orchestrating our demise, but IT DID have an origin. There are but a few stages left until it’s all over. On "Glenn TV," Wednesday, Glenn Beck exposes the ultimate Achilles' heel of the entire process. We can stop America’s moral decline, but more Americans need to rise up and find the courage to say "NO FARTHER!" or this will be our new Alamo.

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A Russian submarine equipped with a “doomsday weapon” — a nuclear bomb that Russia claims can create a "radioactive tsunami" — has apparently vanished from its base in the White Sea, according to reports.

NATO has reportedly warned that the "Belgorod," a massive nuclear submarine, has "gone missing" from a Russian base in the Arctic Circle, and officials are concerned that Russia could be gearing up to test its advanced weapon system known as "Poseidon" or the "weapon of the Apocalypse."

Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, has suddenly been declared combat-ready after years of setbacks, technology issues, and delays.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck detailed just how powerful Russia's "missing" submarine really is and broke down how these "coincidental" current events mirror those that led up to World War II.

"It's really not a good thing ... but the world has gone through things like this before," Glenn said. "In the end, after it's all over, good things can happen. You just gotta get to the other side."

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