Some polar opposition here between the Cruz and Trump camps.
I have my own reservations about both candidates. Trump from a Bill of Rights perspective, and Cruz from an about-face perspective. To pretend neither has warts cannot be supported with fact.
What I do know is that I understand how we got here.
Trump has identified several key hot-button issues.
1) Illegals in the country are rampant and becoming belligerent. The GOP elites won’t even discuss this, and not one other candidate has said what they would do to stop it. It may surprise some that there are actually laws that went through congress to build the fence, but over time people lost track or became disinterested and congress chose to ignore the law. Trump has said he’ll build the fence.
2) The trade imbalance is killing us. In addition to the deficit and deficit spending, we have another half-trillion leaving the country. Trump is the only one that has articulated how one-sidedly bad the current deal are and the effect they’ve had on the working class. Again, neither the GOP elites nor any other candidate wants to speak about it. Deal-making is probably Trump’s strongest suit. It’s gotten people’s attention.
3) We have BAD people coming into this country that are exploiting political correctness. The elites? Nothing to say…the other candidates…pretty much the same. Trump says he will stop it.
Pretending Cruz is better at all the above seems like an empty claim. Where’s the beef?
Perhaps the beef lies in consistency. 1) Trump in 2012 said Romney's immigration policy was "mean spirited" and that you could not deport 11 million people. Now he says the opposite. What changed? 2) Trump's answer to the trade imbalance is a trade war involving tariffs. Historically,that has always been disastrous. Cruz ( although he has pulled out) pushed deregulation and tax reduction which are free market principles held in contempt by Trump. 3) Yes,we have bad people coming into the country but back in 2012 Trump supported the "Dream Act". When did he suddenly notice that "bad people" were coming in. In other words, why do you believe him when he held totally opposite views a couple of years ago and his economic solutions are questionable? Of course, it does not matter now, we only have two progressives running for president.
April 26, 2016 at 3:43pm
…“She’s one of the most talented business leaders of modern times.”
Riiiiight. Perhaps Mr. Sweet should actually look at her ‘accomplishments’. Actually, she may fit right in with what’s going on in Washington, as she is quite experienced with creative accounting.
Pick someone else, Ted.
 April 25, 2016 at 3:39pm
I would like to fly her in and set her up on a date with my son…or fly my son out to wherever she is.
 April 22, 2016 at 2:35pm
Judge Nap may be 100% right, but it won’t matter a bit. Anyone that thinks President BO is going to allow an indictment to be handed down to the Democrat Party nominee is delusional. Absolutely no way, no how, no chance.
Correct. But Fox News can keep yelling about it for the ratings.
 April 21, 2016 at 7:45am
Not in the sense that someone is making me sit down in a room I cannot leave and turning it on. However…the number of unsolicited chat messages I receive…along with assorted phishing emails…and tracking that is done via cookie by purveyors that pay ‘legit’ sites to allow the track…then yes.
 April 21, 2016 at 7:11am
Technically, you have a point, but in reality keeping up with the types of ‘blocks’ to which you are referring, require continuous effort to keep up with those looking to circumvent such blocks. At one time there were efforts to make those that traffic in adult content use a .xxx type of suffix. This approach would be the most effective way to preserve everyone’s rights and allow those who do not want it in their lives to have a method to permanantly block it without maintenance. Of course this is fought tooth and nail by those profiting. That would be the best way to allow it for those that want it…and prevent it from those who do not. The adult industry is disingenuous when they say they do not want this content in the hands of minors. What they want…and currently have…is the ability to pour it on 24×7 to everyone…even those who are unwittingly exposed.
keeping up with the types of ‘blocks’ to which you are referring, require continuous effort to keep up with those looking to circumvent such blocks.
This is what parents are for.
I do however; agree with your characterization of the industry, but we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but principalities...
[-1] April 21, 2016 at 7:01am
Larry Flynt is just not a very nice guy.
He never has been, and seems to think he has a right to pollute society that trumps anyone’s right to put anything in place to keep it out of our faces.
You and Bill need to lay off the sauce. I have yet to see a Black person with a tattoo on his forehead.
 April 19, 2016 at 12:36am
She was very funny and seemed quite classy. Definitely a credit to her craft.
 April 14, 2016 at 4:37pm
I’ve read that Einstein and Hawking have documented IQs of around 160 and this guy is at 176?
This may be proof that having an above-genius IQ has no connection to common sense.
 April 6, 2016 at 10:47am
Beck continues to hit new lows with each passing day. He’ll never regain the respect he’s lost and he’ll never be able to get on his high horse and preach about fairness and ethics again. For shame on Glen Beck.
now Donald Trump is an accessory to murder??? way to go Blaze!
I come here less often than I used to. I am no Trump supporter, but this is total crap.
Seriously carly you actually just posted a story trying to connect OJ to Trump. For what purpose was this posted.... To hurt OJ. Geez you must be so proud of your lack of anything that would resemble journalistic integrity, ethics or common decency. But hey you probably will get some cheap clicks. Kinda like the individuals at the bridges and tunnels in NYC who spray dirt on your windows and then offer to clean it up. Similar context in terms of adding real value to the world.
DUUH, Thats because he is in the "protected class". Geesh......
 March 29, 2016 at 9:12am
Proof once again that leftists will hijack literally any/every walk of life to promote their political agenda. It is sick that someone is so consumed with politics that they cannot control themselves enough to allow people to enjoy something as simple as dance without intruding into people’s innocent entertainment. Geraldo is absolutely repulsive and disgusting.
Notice the portrayal of a Mexican take over of the White House.
 March 22, 2016 at 4:28pm
There are just some people in this world that need attention so badly, they are willing to do practically anything to get it. Rivera is one of them…perhaps deserving of a top 5 slot if someone were to compile a list. Right up there would be Jerry Jones…our current POTUS…others come to mind. I thought I’d at least get a laugh watching Rivera ‘dance’, but it was almost painful to watch. It wouldn’t hurt him to acquire a little dignity. Fun is fun, but this was sort of disturbing.
 March 18, 2016 at 9:56am
By ‘getting along’, Beck means everyone should come to his way of thinking while he bashes Trump at every opportunity.
He sounds like the Republican Establishment, The keep rolling over to get along with the Democrats that are laughing in their face.
 March 11, 2016 at 3:08pm
‘no different’, eh?
Trump wants to secure the southern border, re-work trade agreements, suspend Muslim immigration, tear AFA out by its roots and replace it with his itemized plan which includes tax breaks for individual health care premiums…and you say there is no difference between him and Clinton/Gore/Obama? Absurd. I get it…you don’t like Trump…but at least try to be honest and fair.
Trump talks about securing the border -- then he purportedly tells NY Times he would be "flexible" -- about it. But refuses to release text of what he told Times -- That sounds like political games to me. Political games are what we are trying to have less of, not more of.
So I don't know anymore whether he wants to secure the border or not. Is he for amnesty now or not? As Clay Aiken says, "I don't know what Donald Trump will do if he is President; you don't know what Donald Trump will do if he is President; I don't know if Donald Trump knows what Donald Trump will do if he is President."
Ted Cruz, on the other hand, stands for what he has always stood for -- strong constitutional conservatism.
...talking about character here.
 February 21, 2016 at 9:31pm
I am quite torn between Cruz and Trump. To date, I have still not made my decision. While Beck would like everyone to think this is a simple matter between someone spiritual and someone who is not, the facts paint a different story.
Glen does more than enough to cast Trump in a bad light, there is no need for me to revisit his flaws and inconsistencies. What appears to also be the case regarding Beck’s endless diatribes is a complete lack of fairness.
It is disingenuous to ignore Cruz’s faults. Anyone thinking he has not knowingly allowed dirty tricks in this campaign is naive. Ask Dr. Carson. He has repeatedly utilized the famed Obama defense by claiming ignorance and/or confusion. Additionally, he is on the record of being on both sides of several issues. How is any of that so much different than Trump?
They both worry me in regard to several aspects related to the Bill of Rights, and they both stay away from topics that are important to the base because their bottom line beliefs are not in sync with the majority.
Cruz has demonstrated he is politically calloused and knows how the game is played…and Trump has shown he has NY values that are in fact not in sync with ‘true’ conservatism.
I am put off by Glen Beck’s self-righteousness…as if only his opinions and conclusions are the only ones that can be correct, and ultimately we are all in the same boat when it comes to supporting one or the other. Vote who you think will be most effective.
The author comes across as one of those that wants to pretend physical attraction doesn’t….or shouldn’t exist. All people have strengths and weaknesses. Some are smarter, stronger, faster, musically talented, etc. etc. up to and including better looking. It is called biology. People don’t need to be lectured about the merits of pursuing some sort of abstract enlightenment to see equal beauty between Michael Moore and Brad Pitt…or Rosey O’Donnell and Cindy Crawford. Using the examples of Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, etc. to portray ‘real beauty’ is just absurd. There is no need for a new definition of beauty…we already HAVE words for Rosa and Terry’s attributes: words like brave, charitable, smart, etc. If you want to make the case that those attributes should be valued more than beauty, then take that angle. There is no need to diminish physical beauty. If a person wants to think a weed is as beautiful as a rose, they are free to do so, but we don’t need elitists lecturing there is something wrong with those of us that don’t agree.
 January 19, 2016 at 9:37am
O’Reilly has an ego that will not allow him to be wrong. He is about as stubborn as they come and simply will not admit BO is at minimum a socialist. He would be sort of right if he said America would not knowingly elect a socialist (although that now remains to be seen given the number of takers may now outnumber the producers), but our current president has demonstrated over and over his willingness to do as much as he can to have government take over the energy industry and his method(s) of basically making de-facto employees of millions of undeserving and fraudulent on the public dole…which are not to be confused with those having genuine need.
I will always be grateful to O’Reilly for creating The Factor, but he went off the rails long ago.
 January 14, 2016 at 2:12pm
If Apple thinks migrating to a Lightning jack is going to make it better somehow, that is one thing.
However…for my lone voice among a multitude of a zillion iPhone owners I can say that I don’t want my phone any thinner just for the sake of of it. It is already a bit flimsy as it is…(I had to have it replaced because the chassis was slightly bent)…but even if that weren’t the case, it’s just thin enough already…I like to FEEL something in my hand when I’m holding it. If we’re getting a vote…or if anyone is actually listening to feedback…if there is new space achieved because of enginnering and technology, I’d rather see them use it to make the phone with a battery that lasts longer.
+1 for the longer battery!
I'm not really pro or against the move. If they hand me a waterproof phone sans the 3.5mm jack I'll take it. Plus a 3.5mm jack on a lightning cable doesn't bug me much. For people that rely on that jack I can see it being problematic though. Apple cut optical drives and hard drive bays from their computers so I don't think they'd give dropping the jack a second thought.
You will eat that cat poop!
Here are some things Steve Jobs has said and some I imagine he would say if he were alive today. "The problem is not the iPhone antenna, you are holding it wrong." "A mouse doesn't need more than one button." "A smart phone should not be wider than 4 inches." "A big fat finger is much better than a stylus." "Developers really should re-write their apps to run on a tablet or phone or desktop. Apple users are too dumb to handle a smart application that can adapt to the device capabilities." "You will use whatever connector we give you and stop whining."