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Here's the one thing: Diplomacy is neat and everything, but while your right hand is shaking, your left better be ready to throw a punch.

When the only consequence of breaking your word — not to mention international law — is a strongly worded letter from the United Nations, diplomacy by itself will never work.

Take what's happening in North Korea right now: We've watched Kim Jong-Il and his goose-stepping army march down the streets in missile parade after missile parade and we've done virtually nothing.

Since Bill Clinton's first term in office, America's policy has basically been: "Hey, China, you deal with them."

How has that strategy worked out for us?

North Korea just conducted an underground test of an atom bomb comparable to about 4-5,000 tons of TNT.

The Chinese have plenty of leverage to stop Kim Jong-Il from going nuclear; after all, they do supply them with 90 percent of their oil, 80 percent of their consumer goods and half of their food.

Which means only one thing: The North Koreans don't have nukes in spite of China, they have nukes because of China.

Oh sure, China condemned the test and all, but if they'd really wanted to stop them they would've backed up their words with actions a long time ago. Of course, even if the Chinese threatened to hold back food, that wouldn't change much in North Korea since so many people are already being starved to death.

So, what else can we do? Quick, President Obama! Grab your teleprompter and start talking them into disarming!

We've taken this same exact flawed approach with Iran since 2003 when the world learned that they had hidden their uranium enrichment program for 18 years. All along, Iran has claimed it's only going for nuclear energy — which would be completely believable, if it weren't for the pesky fact that Iran is sitting on 10 percent of the world's proven oil supplies and they rank third in the world in oil supply (behind only Saudi Arabia and Canada) and they rank second in natural gas behind only Russia.

Other than that, it makes complete sense that they need that nuclear energy.

For the last three years, as we've waited for the U.N. to do something other than write a letter, Iran keeps inching closer towards a nuclear bomb.

And, while a showdown is clearly looming between Israel and Iran — 51 percent of Israelis want an immediate attack on Iran's nuclear facilities — we are sitting around waiting for China and Russia to deal with both the Iranians and the North Koreans.

Oh wait, I'm sorry — I apologize. We did do something. Last month in Europe, President Obama pledged to work toward a world free of nuclear weapons. That's just great: Our president is off in socialist utopia la-la-land while dictators are on the brink of acquiring nukes.

Wait, I'm sorry — again. I'm not being fair to President Obama. He is not in la-la-land; he is paying close attention to China and he has sent a special envoy to help push them toughen up against Iran and North Korea. He sent Nancy Pelosi.

Go get 'em, Nancy!

You know, a lot of academics believe that China still listens to us and would never threaten us because they need us as a market. But, despite what the men in tweed say, we don't have much chance of coercing China into putting pressure on Iran and North Korea.

Far from being stuck to the U.S., like The Financial Times and others have claimed, it's the United States who needs China to pay for $1.8 trillion in our red ink.

People say that China will never stop buying our debt — but they already are. China has actually removed more than $210 billion of capital from the United States this year. And when China has invested in the U.S., it's only in short term treasuries.

I would hope that while our speaker of the House was in Shanghai she would be talking about all of these matters of national security. But apparently we have far more pressing concerns than nuclear tests, because she was there to talk about global warming.

Memo to Washington: If you keep sending letters to countries that are developing nukes, I can promise you that certain parts of the Earth will be getting very, very warm — like around 10 million degrees.

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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