Glenn Beck: Scientists say ethanol (formerly good) now bad

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PRESIDENT OBAMA: We'll restore science to its rightful place.

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GLENN: Yes, that's right. Let's fix reason firmly in her seat and look at science now and especially you dummies that are just clinging to your -- have you cleaned enough guns this weekend? Here we go. Let's try to put science back into place.

Do you remember the phrase heaped on ethanol when it first started being talked about as an alternative fuel source? Remember? Renewable. It reduces pollution, it's cheaper than regular gasoline. We'll all be thinner because we're burning food to make it. Do you remember all of those? Yeah, here's the latest installment of the ethanol debate. "Wait a minute, we're debating? I thought all the debates were settled and they were settled when they were settled. You know what I'm saying?" Uh-huh. Here's the latest on the ethanol debate over the emissions impact of corn-based ethanol. Researchers from the University of Minnesota and other institutions found that corn ethanol is worse for health and the environment than regular gasoline and far worse than cellulosic ethanol. Let me restate: Ethanol not only burns up our food supply, it's worse for the climate and environment than regular old gasoline. Gee, who would have seen this one coming, you Bible-toting freak. I believe I was told by the scientists that ethanol was our path to energy independence. It wasn't the scientists, it was the government officials using the scientists. "I was assured we had go reason to burn our food." I don't understand it now. I guess that's why I'll never have a study published in the National Academy of Sciences like this article was. The study looked at various types of fuels, climate and health costs defined as a combination of health costs from the emission of fine particulate matter and climate costs from issues, litigation, carbon capture and the damage from sea level rise. Well, the findings identified corn ethanol, corn, the main feed stock produced in the United States as more costly than cellulosic ethanol or even regular gasoline. So as it stands now, ethanol is considered by scientists to be costly and bad, worse than gasoline. But stay tuned to this science channel because you never know when a new more exciting study will be released, disproving everything the scientists told us in this last study where they were just quoting somebody in the first study. It just never ends.

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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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