The CRAZY story behind Justice Brandeis' involvement in Woodrow Wilson's affair

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Any time you zoom in on a particular subject for a project like Glenn’s new history podcast, interesting tidbits inevitably end up getting cut from the final version. You just can’t squeeze in everything. For example, the pilot episode of this potential new podcast series mentions the fact that President Woodrow Wilson nominated his friend, the progressive lawyer Louis Brandeis, to the Supreme Court. An intriguing aside to that nomination veered off the main narrative of the episode, so it had to be left out. But here’s the story…

An affair in Bermuda...

Mary Peck carried out a years-long affair with Woodrow Willson after meeting in Bermuda.

Woodrow Wilson carried on a years-long affair with a divorced woman named Mary Peck whom he met in 1907 while vacationing in Bermuda. Wilson was married with three daughters when he met Peck. The pair exchanged hundreds of letters over the years – letters, which they both kept. Wilson ended up feeling embarrassed and ashamed of the affair and was terrified of the American public finding out about it once he was in the White House.

In 1914, Wilson’s wife, Ellen, died of kidney disease, which left Wilson distraught until he met Edith Galt just seven months later. They were engaged four months after meeting. As Wilson’s 1916 presidential re-election campaign was about to get underway, Wilson was stressed about how the existence of his love letters to Mary Peck could implode his romance with Edith (not to mention his presidency).

Hush money, infidelity, presidential campaigns, oh my!

Woodrow Wilson stands next to his wife and first lady, Edit Wilson (Galt).

In September 1915, Wilson sent Mary Peck $7,500 (around $183,000 today), supposedly to assist her in a California business deal. Earlier that year he had also asked the editor of Ladies’ Home Journal to publish an article written by Peck (Wilson even had Peck’s handwritten draft typed up by his White House staff and he personally edited it).

After sending Peck the $7,500, Wilson drafted a statement to be released in case his love letters leaked out (or in case Peck sold them to a publisher—after all, she was having financial trouble). Wilson’s statement said in part:

These letters disclose a passage of folly and gross impertinence in my life. I am deeply ashamed and repentant.

Brandeis and Wilson's "quid pro quo"

So, what does Woodrow Wilson’s love life have to do with his progressive pal Louis Brandeis? Persistent rumors at the time held that after Ellen Wilson’s death, Mary Peck had threatened to go public with her romance with Woodrow—and that Louis Brandeis acted as Wilson’s go-between. Rumor was that Brandeis arranged the $7,500 payment to buy her silence.

Young Louis Brandeis is pictured here before Wilson "conveniently" nominated him to the Supreme Court right after brokering Wilson's "hush money" deal with Mary Peck.

Regardless of who actually got the money to Mary Peck, just a few months after the payment, Wilson shocked the establishment by nominating Brandeis to the U.S. Supreme Court. Brandeis was a controversial nominee, which led the Senate Judiciary Committee to hold a public hearing on his nomination for the first time in U.S. history (setting the precedent for the confirmation circuses of today). Yet Wilson stood by his man, and Brandeis was ultimately confirmed.

In 1928, four years after Woodrow Wilson died, Mary Peck finally decided to sell her Wilson love letters for $31,500 (around $448,000 today). And who did she sell them to? Ray Stannard Baker, the uber-progressive journalist who was working on a biography of Wilson.

This is one of Wilson's hand-written love letters to Mary Peck that she sold and made public after the President's death.

Baker had an important cameo in the first episode of Glenn's history podcast pilot, but for the full story, you’ll have to check it out for yourself. Control Freaks: The ‘Scientific’ Roots of Progressive Tyranny is available now wherever you get your podcasts. Be sure to download and share the episode!

POLL: What did YOU think about the 2nd GOP presidential debate?

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Wednesday was a big night for the Republican presidential candidates during the second GOP debate... OR WAS IT?

Glenn wasn't impressed with the debate. In fact, he went as far as to say it was the worst Presidential debate BY FAR he had ever seen for THIS reason: NO ONE discussed the major issues that Americans are actually facing.

Inflation has doubled Americans' grocery bills. Gas is nearing a historic record of $100/barrel. We have DOUBLED our national deficit. Bidenomics and the globalists' green agenda pose an existential threat to core American industries while we continue to fund the Ukrainian people's pensions and small businesses. It is as if our government has forgotten the American people.

It is as if our government has forgotten the American people.

Do YOU think the candidates hit the mark during the second GOP debate? Do you support Trump's decision to skip two debates in a row? Let us know in the poll below!

Do you think the 2nd GOP debate was overall positive?

Did the candidates debate issues you are concerned about?

Do you think the "real" debate was between Trump and Biden in Michigan?

Do you think any of the other GOP candidates can beat Trump? 

Do you think Trump can beat Biden? 

Do you think any other candidate besides Trump can beat Biden?

Do you think it was a mistake for Trump to miss the first debate?

Do you think it was a mistake for Trump to miss the second debate?

COVID is back! Or that is what we’re being told anyway...

A recent spike in COVID cases has triggered the left's alarm bells, and the following institutions have begun to reinstate COVID-era mandates. You might want to avoid them if you enjoy breathing freely...

Do YOU think institutions should bring back COVID-era mandates if cases increase? Let us know your thoughts HERE.

Morris Brown College

Both of Upstate Medical's hospitals in Syracuse, New York

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United Health Services in New York

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

Glenn dove into the law AND MORE in this episode titled, "Parental Advisory: The EXPLICIT plot to control YOUR kids." To get all the research that went into this episode AND information on how YOU can fight back, enter your email address below:

If you didn't catch Wednesday night's Glenn TV special, be sure to check it out HERE!

The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279