Don't buy into the lie. Socialism kills — period.

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In 1979 before the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the exchange rate was 70 Iranian Rials to one U.S. Dollar. Today that number has grown to 119,000 to 1 U.S. Dollar. Iranian currency is in a dramatic death spiral. It's dropped 18 percent in the past two days alone. Annual inflation is now at 221 percent.

And why is this happening now? Primarily due to the threat of U.S. sanctions returning. The first round is set to begin on Monday. The second round, hitting Iran's oil industry, begins in November.

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Iran's economy is collapsing and the sanctions haven't even officially begun yet. Social unrest has been breaking out all over the country. Food and water shortages are pushing people to the brink. Protesters have been heard yelling "Death to Khamenei" rather than "Death to America."

This is what would have happened, had the Obama administration not given Iran a lifeline with the nuke deal. They were at the breaking point, but we decided it was wise to infuse the world's largest state sponsor of terror with billions of dollars.

But let's pivot quickly to another failing state... Venezuela. The IMF just announced that the inflation rate in Venezuela will hit one million percent by the end of the year. I won't even bother telling you what the exchange rate is. Let's just say... it's bad. Fortune magazine reported back in May that the fake currency in the video game World of Warcraft was more valuable than the Bolivar.

So why group Venezuela and Iran together? Yes they're both failing states, but what else do they have in common? You'll never hear a Leftist, or probably even a Democrat, make this admission, but Iran and Venezuela are both examples of a failed socialist experiment. Sure, the revolution in Iran was anti-West, but it was also anti-capitalist. Redistribution and socialist ideology were co-partners with their Islamic ideology. In Iran, the government owns and operates all aspects of the economy. It's state owned and state directed. It's true Islamic socialism.

The fake currency in the video game World of Warcraft was more valuable than the Bolivar.

And, like Venezuela, socialism is killing the country. It's sucking it dry. Iran and Venezuela are two countries with vast amounts of oil reserves. There's no reason why they shouldn't be economic juggernauts.

When the state controls the economy, their people suffer. How many more examples do we need before we finally see the lie that is this new popular wave of American Democratic Socialists?

It doesn't matter how flashy the PR campaign. In the end... socialism kills.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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Glenn Beck has had enough of exposing scandal after scandal, just to have everyone look the other way: Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's emails, Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine and China … the list goes on, but no consequences are paid. Now, the media have called the election for Joe Biden and insist no one can question it. But for many of the more than 71 million people who voted for President Trump, our search for the truth isn't over yet.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn called out the left's long list of alleged corruption that has gone unchecked and stressed that Donald Trump's legal team must be allowed to go through the process of investigating the multiple allegations of election fraud to ensure our voting systems are fair.

"I don't know about you, but I'm tired. I am worn out. I am fed up!" Glenn said during his opening monologue. "I've had enough. I am tired of exposing corruption, doing our homework, even going overseas and having documents translated to make sure they're exactly right, [and] presenting the evidence ... except, once we expose it, nothing happens. Nobody goes to jail. Nobody pays for a damn thing any more!"

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