U.S. Not Included in the Top 5 Countries of the World

Congratulations, peoples of the United States of America, you're living in the 7th best overall country in the world!

U.S. News, in partnership with Y&R's BAV and Wharton, came out with its ranking of the best countries in the world, all wrapped up in a beautiful, dynamic website. It almost takes the sting out of dropping from 4th to 7th --- almost.

"They rank it on categories they call adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers, open for business, power and quality of life," Co-host Pat Gray said on The Glenn Beck Program.

Coming in at number one was Switzerland, because neutrality is always exciting.

"We're number one in power. So, obviously the most powerful nation on earth," Pat said.

There's just one teensy problem with that.

"Thank you, but that's evil to them," Co-host Stu Burguiere added.

Better luck next year, U.S.A.

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PAT: They just came out with another best countries in the world ranking. And, of course, Uganda is number one, best place in the world to live.

STU: Really?

PAT: Beautiful, especially this time of year.

PAT: Spring in Uganda, there's nothing like it. Actually, the number one country in the world, what would you expect it to be?

JEFFY: Well, certainly not the United States of America. Not a chance.

STU: It's got to be something like Norway or something.

PAT: Very close. Switzerland, number one.

STU: Switzerland has some things that do better than us when it comes to free markets, honestly.

PAT: Yeah.

STU: But that's probably not why they're rating them that high.

PAT: They rank it on categories they call adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers, open for business, power, and quality of life.

JEFFY: None of those the United States should rank anything above 25 or 30. Not one of those.

PAT: Number two -- number two is Canada. That's why everybody is flocking across the Canadian border to get there. Because it's the second greatest place in the world to live.

JEFFY: Right!

PAT: That's why 35 million people live in a country that's like 20 times the size of ours. United Kingdom is number three. Come on now, stop it. At fourth is Germany. Germany is always at the top five of these.

STU: There's certain decades --

PAT: Maybe not in the '30s and '40s.

STU: Certain decades.

PAT: Same thing with Japan. They're number five. And maybe in the '30s and '40s, they weren't quite as high.

At number six, you might be thinking, okay. Are we there? No. Sweden. Sweden, number six. And they're having some issues right now.

JEFFY: Yes, they are.

STU: I've heard that.

PAT: Number seventh is the United States of America. We went from fourth to seventh. They rank us 35th in adventure. I don't really know what that means.

JEFFY: Come on.

PAT: We should look at the criteria and mean -- what do you mean by adventure? Great places to go, things to do, I would think. And there's a lot here. Citizenship, I don't really know what that means. Citizenship, like how many citizens --

STU: It could be how easy it is to get citizenship or the value of citizenship?

PAT: Cultural influence, they rank us third. How do you rank the United States of America third in influence. Who is more influential than we are?

STU: And culture with Hollywood and everything -- maybe because we're not as high --

PAT: Every country in the world has been Americanized. How do you give us third in that?

STU: Yeah, that's crazy.

PAT: Entrepreneurship, number three. That's something we should be number one in.


PAT: Heritage, twenty-two. Movers -- whatever that means -- 24. Open for business, we're 35th --

STU: Movers? Like Three Men and a Truck in the middle of this countdown is kind of a -- look, just hard to book them. I'll just be honest about it. That's why they're number 22.

PAT: We're number one in power. So obviously the most powerful nation on earth.

JEFFY: Right.

PAT: They actually did cede that to us. Thank you.

STU: Thank you. But that's evil to them.

PAT: Of course.

JEFFY: Yes, it is.

PAT: And quality of life, we're only 18th.

JEFFY: What?

PAT: Probably things like crime factor into that. I don't know.

STU: Sure. And income inequality.

PAT: And I'm sure income inequality. And probably health care. Does the government pay for everybody's health care? That's why the United States will never do as well as we should in these things because of the criteria involved.

STU: Although seventh. I'm actually impressed --

PAT: Yeah, seventh is better than I thought it would be.

STU: Usually it's like right behind North Korea is where we have them this year. That's usually the way these things go.

PAT: Australia, France, and Norway, of course, round out the top ten. 888-727-BECK. More of the Glenn Beck on the way.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

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Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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