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GLENN: 888 727 BECK, 888 727 BECK. Okay, so here are the stats on healthcare. Remember, Romney healthcare, well, they didn't like it the way Romney put it in but then the Democrats could get in there and fix things and we've been able to insure everybody, which they haven't been able to do. They have just built another layer of bureaucracy. Now, once you get this bridge, it's not going to destroy the healthcare, it's not going to make your waiting time worse, you are still going to be able to keep your doctor. Have you noticed the difference between the language on the president? He used to say you're going to be able to keep your old doctor. Now he's saying we want you to be able to keep your own doctor. Have you noticed that?

STU: No, I haven't noticed that. Really?

GLENN: Oh, yeah. Listen to him. You'll be able to keep your own doctor. "Look, universal healthcare. We want you to be able to keep your own doctor." Subtle difference.

STU: I haven't noticed that.

GLENN: Gigantic difference. So anyway, so what's happening? According to the people, they just took a Rasmussen poll in Massachusetts and said, what do you think about healthcare? Stu, break it down.

STU: 26% of people in Massachusetts believe the reform has been a success.

GLENN: How many?

STU: 26%.

GLENN: 26%.

STU: Now, this is the best statistic for universal healthcare in this entire poll. So I'm leading with it. It's the best one for them.

GLENN: Wow.

STU: 26% believe that it has been a success. 37% believe it has been a failure and a bunch of people are undecided on it at this point. As we move down the chart, they start talking about more affordable or less affordable. Now remember this is the plug for universal healthcare. This is

GLENN: Make it more affordable. It's got to be more affordable or it's no good. Remember, the big push by Obama now is we are on an unsustainable path. Stu, did you see the budget? Did you see the thing I sent you from the GAO yesterday?

STU: You did, but I don't have my computer to open it yet.

GLENN: You haven't seen it? You haven't read it?

STU: Am I going to like it?

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. We'll break it down while we're on vacation. We're going to go on vacation tomorrow and then we'll be back and we'll break it down. The budget, the CBO is saying unsustainable, unsustainable. Warning, Will Robinson. But that is the big push from Obama. It's unsustainable at this we've got to lower the cost of healthcare. Do people in Massachusetts believe that the best healthcare system in the country is lowering the cost of healthcare.

STU: 21% say it's more affordable now. 27% say it's less affordable now. Now, what's interesting is you go deeper into the demographics and you find there's only one group who actually finds it more affordable by pay scale.

GLENN: Hmmm. Which pay scale would that be?

STU: Wouldn't it be the poor, Glenn?

GLENN: No.

STU: Shockingly enough, no. 29% of the poor say that the healthcare reforms have made healthcare less affordable, to 27% who say it's more affordable. The only group who has a positive answer to that question saying that overall it's been more affordable are people who make over $100,000 per year. Everyone else says the exact opposite, that either it's right close to equal or it's made it less affordable.

GLENN: Unbelievable.

STU: It is unbelievable. But that again we're leading with the best stuff for universal healthcare and now we get to the final question.

GLENN: All right, all right.

STU: The quality of your healthcare.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Has it become better?

GLENN: It will never affect it. We want you to have your own doctor.

STU: It's going to be either the same or it's going to improve it, right?

GLENN: Absolutely. It's not going to get worse. How could it?

STU: Certainly Barack Obama isn't running on a plan that he would admit makes healthcare worse, right?

GLENN: No.

STU: He is saying that it's going to improve it.

GLENN: It has to.

STU: Massachusetts has been living under it and what they found is 10 big percent of people have found that it's increased the quality of the healthcare. The problem with that, three times the amount of people, now 29%, say it has made the quality worse. But it goes further.

GLENN: It gets better for universal healthcare?

STU: No. No, it does not. In fact, it goes to again we go to, if you have children at home, okay, 32% say that the quality has become worse. 5% say the quality has become better. Now you go on again think about that. That's the most important demographic, isn't it? You go on to the income again which is to me really fascinating is that the poor once again are saying that their quality these are people who are making under $20,000 a year in Massachusetts, okay? They are about split. Actually more people, 26 to 25 say the quality has become worse. But the other targets here are the people between 20 and 60,000. These are the middle class people. Remember, the poor poor people who are making $3,000 a year might be able to get on the government program before. The people that are going to be helped here, the people making $20,000 to $60,000. Between $20,000 and $40,000, 23% to 9% say the quality has become worse. And then you go to $40,000 to $60,000 it's 29 to 8 the quality has become worse. And as you go up the scale, it gets more and more embarrassing. Between $60,000 and $75,000. By a count of 51 3% they are saying the quality's become worse. The next income scale up, it's 39 to 2%, and over $100,000 even they will admit, 21% to 7% say the quality has become worse. Now, these are people who could obviously find, they can go to a more expensive doctor, they can have more wider array of things that are covered by their healthcare insurance.

GLENN: So in other words, everyone over $20,000.

STU: It's a complete blowout.

GLENN: It's a complete blowout.

STU: But even those under $20,000 still think slightly it's made healthcare worse. That means everyone, in every income scale, believes it's made healthcare worse. It's close with the poor. Everyone else not even remotely close. This is the program that they are trying to implement. And again we've talked about it because they were distracting us, "Let's talk about healthcare" while cap and trade is coming. Well, cap and trade went through the house and they are going to start bringing up healthcare next and probably trying to distract us with something else. These are the effects of this program and again this was a good program as far as universal healthcare programs go. Mitt Romney had a big hand in shaking this to be more sensible with Barack Obama.

GLENN: Here's what's going to happen. You are going to have a reshaping of the cap and trade and it's going to get ready to go through the Senate. They now is a filibuster proof 60 votes in the Senate. There's no chance this isn't going to be passed in some form or another for cap and trade. You've got to do everything you can. Call your Democratic senators and tell them. Actively campaign. You have no idea what's coming. You call them every single day. I actually had somebody tell me that people stand at the fax machines. I didn't know people had fax machines. You e mail them, you call them. You wear them out because that's what they're doing to you. They are trying to wear you out. Wear them out. You don't pass that. At the same time that's going through the Senate, you watch. Healthcare will go through the house because they are going to try to wear you out. Prepare. Prepare. Connect. Get as much information as you can to your friends. Please go out. Borrow it from a friend or buy one yourself and then pass it on to a friend. Common Sense, available everywhere. Read it this holiday weekend and pass it on.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.