HERE are the two words that could denuclearize North Korea: McDonald's Pyongyang

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Big Mac diplomacy may be the Trump administration's recipe for peace with North Korea. Who would've thought that the President's love of the 'Golden Arches' could end up being common ground to help facilitate historic talks with the repressive regime? I know you can't really tell by looking at him, but Kim Jong Un apparently has a soft spot for a McDonald's quarter-pounder with cheese and extra-large fries.

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Could McDonald's be the actual reason that North Korea seems so eager to make this summit happen with the U.S.? According to U.S. officials the answer is, at least in part, yes. Apparently, Kim Jong Un may allow a McDonald's in Pyongyang as “a show of goodwill to the U.S." How generous of him.

It's said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. But what if the man has no heart, like Kim Jong Un? Is the promise of regular Happy Meals and chocolate milkshakes really all it takes to get Kim to relinquish his nukes? If so, why didn't the last big presidential McDonald's fan – Bill Clinton – think of this?

Regardless of North Korea's motive, the opening of a McDonald's there would be a potentially monumental breakthrough. Historically, when McDonald's franchises open in communist nations, it's usually a precursor to shaking off communist rule. Russians waited in line for hours when the first McDonald's opened in Moscow in 1990. It seems once a population goes Big Mac, there's no going back. Of course, Russia still has Putin, so maybe they need an In-N-Out Burger.

Historically, when McDonald's franchises open in communist nations, it's usually a precursor to shaking off communist rule.

During the 1970s, when McDonald's first expanded into Europe, its tagline there was “United Tastes of America." More than just offering burgers and fries, it was symbolic of American success, and that your country could have it too. Ray Kroc called his company “my personal monument to capitalism," and in a real sense, that's what McDonald's franchises became in many places overseas.

Of course, it may just be that international sanctions have put the squeeze on Kim's fast-food habit. His father, Kim Jong Il, apparently used to fly in McDonald's from China. Perhaps now Kim Jong Un simply needs a more convenient way to curb those midnight Big Mac attacks. If so, it's pretty much par for the course. Kim will be Lovin' It, right there in Pyongyang, while the rest of his people continue to subsist on shoe leather.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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