Like murder in broad daylight: Russia's brazen acts have reignited the Cold War

It’s a snowy Sunday afternoon in the bustling cobblestone city square of an English cathedral town. People huddle as they shuffle from one shop to the next. A man and his daughter stroll into a pub, then walk to a nearby restaurant for a meal. For a moment, life continues as usual. For a moment, this quiet town is quaint. After their meal, the man and his daughter sit on a bench.

Suddenly, they’re slumped over. On closer look, the woman is foaming at the mouth. Her eyes are pale. And she’s lost control of her bodily functions. A doctor, who’d been shopping nearby with her husband, takes a look at the two zombie-like people. It’s the first infection.

We’ve seen it in plenty of zombie films: The infection metastasizes rabidly, eventually disrupting life on a global level. Only, in this case, the infection is not a disease that transforms people into zombies, instead, it’s diplomatic chaos that grows more virulent with each reaction.

Within an hour, the man, a former Russian spy, and his daughter had become catalysts to the re-ignition of the Cold War. It seemed clear that the Russians had been brazen. The man they’d poisoned --- a former double agent who had retired in England after being convicted of high treason by Russian courts --- was a British citizen. They’d done it on British soil. In a cozy English town.

British Prime Minister Theresa May was outraged. She unequivocally castigated the Russian government (which has continued to deny involvement) and expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the country. The US followed suit, closing the Russian consulate general in Seattle and dispelling 60 diplomats. More than 20 countries dispelled Russian diplomats in an act of diplomatic unity with Britain in what is the largest expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in history.

Who knows what’s next?

Yesterday, the Russians followed through on their threats and ousted 60 American diplomats. In a press conference, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "Russia’s response was not unanticipated, and the United States will deal with it.”

This is political upheaval on a global scale --- played out like a game of checkers. Who knows what’s next? It’s taking place around us, like murder in broad daylight.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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