Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) may be one of --- if not the --- brightest elected officials in modern times. He's a deep thinker with a profound knowledge of history in its proper context --- and able to explain things in a common sense, understandable way. RELATED: Sen. Ben Sasse Gives Parents a Plan for ‘Removing the Training Wheels’ in His New Book The senator joined Glenn on radio Wednesday to discuss his new book The Vanishing American Adult, why political parties are not worthy of our hopes and dreams, and how we can turn things around in America. Most importantly, he explained the red shorts in the photo above and if he habitually hangs out with Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Sen. Sasse on Capitol Hill in a red tie. (Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program: