American Library Association strips Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from childrens book award

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In case you haven't already had enough parts of your childhood ruined in recent months, now there's another favorite that critics are taking down — Little House on the Prairie.

Turns out that Laura from Little House on the Prairie was a xenophobic, racist, land-grabber. To be clear, I'm not talking about Melissa Gilbert, the actress who played Laura on the TV show. I'm talking about the real-life Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved series of Little House books that inspired the TV show.

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Last weekend the American Library Association voted to strip Wilder's name from a children's book award that had been named the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for over 60 years. The Association cited, "anti-Native and anti-Black sentiments in her work," as their reason and that Wilder's work, "includes expressions of stereotypical attitudes inconsistent with our core values of inclusiveness, integrity and respect."

Yes, Wilder's work contains a few lines that express the "stereotypical attitudes" that she's accused of. But should a few lines discount her entire body of work? And out of all literature, this is where you decide to focus your progressive fury?

The larger concern here is that progressives are working overtime on a cultural purge. Wilder is just the latest target in the drive to tear down or change symbols, flags, and statues across the country that don't measure up to progressive morality. It's really arrogant to judge all people of the past based on the pristine standards of 2018 progressivism.

Since they can't time-travel and ruin Wilder's career, or stop slave-owner Thomas Jefferson from writing the Declaration of Independence, progressives must be content to use their moral scissors to re-edit history based on their values, and through the lens of victimhood.

Progressives don't trust you to encounter difficult, controversial, or offensive things and deal with them on your own.

In the end, one of the saddest things about progressivism is that it doesn't trust you at all. Progressives don't trust you to encounter difficult, controversial, or offensive things and deal with them on your own.

Worst of all, there is no grace in the progressive mindset, not even for authors who have been dead for over half a century and who lived in a completely different context than our own. And that is tragic, because grace is exactly what we could all use right now.

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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