TAKE THE POLL: Are we headed toward another financial crisis like 2008?

The Silicon Valley Bank's collapse has sparked fear that we are headed toward another economic crisis like the one we experienced in 2008. Should we be preparing for another crisis, or is the media overhyping the story? Glenn says that we should be "healthily terrified" by SVB's collapse, and he is going to tell you why in TONIGHT's episode of Glenn TV about the SVB collapse.

But first, Glenn wants to hear from YOU. Do YOU feel secure about the current financial climate? Do you think banks are a safe place to keep your money? Let us know below!

Be sure to tune into Glenn TV this Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. ET on Blaze TV.

Do you think the Silicon Valley Bank collapse signals another economic crisis like 2008?

Do you think banks are trustworthy overall?

Do you think the government should be able to bail out a bank?

Would you feel more secure with your money in a large bank?

Would you feel more secure with your money in a smaller/local bank?

Do you have money invested in gold/silver?

Do you feel prepared if we were to go through another economic crisis?

For over a decade, philosopher and energy expert Alex Epstein has predicted that any negative impacts of fossil fuel use on our climate will be outweighed by the unique benefits of fossil fuels to human flourishing--including their unrivaled ability to provide low-cost, reliable energy to billions of people around the world, especially the world’s poorest people.

What does the future hold? In Fossil Future, Epstein, applying his distinctive “human flourishing framework” to the latest evidence, comes to the shocking conclusion that the benefits of fossil fuels will continue to far outweigh their side effects—including climate impacts—for generations to come. The path to global human flourishing, Epstein argues, is a combination of using more fossil fuels, getting better at “climate mastery,” and establishing “energy freedom” policies that allow nuclear and other truly promising alternatives to reach their full long-term potential.

Today’s pervasive claims of imminent climate catastrophe and imminent renewable energy dominance, Epstein shows, are based on what he calls the “anti-impact framework”—a set of faulty methods, false assumptions, and anti-human values that have caused the media’s designated experts to make wildly wrong predictions about fossil fuels, climate, and renewables for the last fifty years. Deeply researched and wide-ranging, this book will cause you to rethink everything you thought you knew about the future of our energy use, our environment, and our climate.

This post is a part of an ongoing series called "Glenn's Bookshelf" Have you ever wondered what topics Glenn is reading about on his own time? Follow the "Glenn's Bookshelf" series to get access to all the books that Glenn is reading. View series here.

Authors Joshua Charles and Alec Torres of Persecuted From Withinjoined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Program" to discuss how Christians are being persecuted from within the Church.

Many Catholics have either left the Church or been scandalized by the errors or immorality rampant in her clergy. We’ve watched aghast as faithful Catholics have been restricted or punished without just cause, while those who confuse, contradict, or undermine the Faith are elevated. In this bold and urgent book, the authors notice an apparent absurdity: those most disciplined by the Church at this time are often least deserving of correction. This protracted state of confusion and injustice, plain for all to see, has shaken the faith of millions.

Far from being just another diatribe, these absorbing pages provide a deeply illuminating historical perspective, revealing how this chaotic period in the Church is hardly unprecedented — or unpredicted. Instead, it represents a recurring feature of life in the Church throughout her history and is even a part of the divine plan. With this context, you will be able to make sense of and discover solutions to our present suffering.

This post is a part of an ongoing series called "Glenn's Bookshelf" Have you ever wondered what topics Glenn is reading about on his own time? Follow the "Glenn's Bookshelf" series to get access to all the books that Glenn is reading. View series here.

John Dollard (1900-1980) was a psychologist and social scientist best known for his studies on race relations in America. From 1942 to 1945 he served as a consultant in the Morale Services Division the United States Department of War, during which time he and fellow psychologists at Yale University’s Institute of Human Relations produced a study titled “Fear and Courage under Battle Conditions.”

The study investigated fear and morale of soldiers in modern combat conditions. With the active assistance of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade interviews with Lincoln Brigade veterans were carried out and a questionnaire distributed. Three hundred veterans who had served as volunteers with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade during the Spanish Civil War replied and became the research subjects for the study.

This book presents the findings from this intensive study for the purposes of military value.

This post is a part of an ongoing series called "Glenn's Bookshelf" Have you ever wondered what topics Glenn is reading about on his own time? Follow the "Glenn's Bookshelf" series to get access to all the books that Glenn is reading.

POLL: Should we give Zelensky what he wants?

MANDEL NGAN / Contributor | Getty Images

We are well into the holiday season, and many of us are preparing to receive friends and family into our homes. While this is usually an exciting time to catch up with loved ones, sometimes you have to deal with those relatives. You know, those relatives who bring nothing to dinner, get a little too cozy in your house, and spend the holidays begging all the relatives for money that they “will totally pay back, man!” (Spoiler: You won’t ever see that money again). Well, if you have been keeping up with Glenn, you will know that D.C. recently hosted one such guest: Volodymyr Zelensky has returned.

Zelensky arrived for talks in D.C. on Tuesday, December 12th, with intentions to garner favor for the $60 billionaid package Biden proposed for Ukraine as part of a larger emergency aid deal that includes the border and Israel.

Anna Moneymaker / Staff | Getty Images

But as Glenn and Stu discussed on today’s radio program, we have much a more pressing use of American Taxpayer dollars: security on the southern border. And so far, the Republicans in Congress have managed to fend off the aid package on these grounds. But, how long can the Republicans hold out? Glenn is not optimistic. He doubts the Republicans' ability to negotiate meaningful border reform into the aid package before it gets pushed through. Stu countered by asking Glenn if he would accept a deal where Ukraine gets another large sum of money in exchange for comprehensive border security, but Glenn doubts that Congress would even build "three inches" of the border wall with their track record.

Zelensky also held a joint press conference with Biden, where Biden doubled down on his promises to bring Ukraine into NATO "when all allies agree and conditions are met." As Glenn also points out, this goes against the spoken-word treaties NATO made at the end of the Cold War — that Ukraine would never join NATO.

So what do you think? If you were offered Stu's deal — more money to Ukraine for REAL border security — would you take it? And should Ukraine be allowed to join NATO? Let us know in the poll below:

Would you take Stu's deal?

Should Ukraine be allowed into NATO?

Do you think Congress will ever deliver on border security?