I happened to somewhat accidentally catch the first half of the Glenn Beck show on Sirius radio last night, when he called for policemen to separate themselves from their unions because, he said, the unions are inexorably linked to the heritage of Mao and Lenin, he said, through what seemed to me a complex and baffling string of relationships, which presumably he was sketching out on his infamous chalkboard. I was reminded to the worst of the rantings of the John Birch society in the ’60s. The guy is a loon, as we like to say in Wisconsin.

Here’s the New Republic on the well-deserved decline of Glenn Beck. http://www.readersupportednews.org/off-site-opinion-section/72-72/5154-the-decline-of-glenn-beck