Trump’s Year Starting To Look Like A Big Win, Rich Lowry, New York Post

CS Commentary: If a Never-Trumper like Lowry is coming on board, maybe the momentum is finally shifting in Trump’s favor.

The UN Stands Against Jerusalem: Is It Fulfillment Of Biblical Prophecy? Michael Brown, Townhall

Best Known European Nations Supporting (Abstaining, Really) The US Jerusalem Move Are Poland, Hungary, and Romania, Townhall; Also see, List Of Nations Against US; Also see, List Of Nations With US

Nikki Haley Throws A Party for Nations That Support US, Townhall

The Big Lie Starts To Crumble As Feds Release Immigrant Crime Data, Scott Morefield, Townhall

Blackout On Obama-Hezbollah Scandal Confirms American Media Bias Of Historic Proportions, David Harsanyi, New York Post

4 Big Signs Of A Trump Economic Recovery, Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal

 

Editor’s Choice


10 Visual Reasons From 2017 You Should Not Watch Fake News On MSNBC, CNN, Or Most Of Mainstream Media, The Federalist; Also see, 90% Of Media Stories Negative On Trump The Last 3 Months, Matt Vespa, Townhall

Wake Up America! Stop Enabling The Palestinian Movement And Their Propaganda [Or, How America Helped A Terrorist State To Become A ‘Respected’ Global Player], Elan Journo, The Federalist

Four Of The Biggest Myths About The Tax Cut Debunked, Justin Haskins, The Federalist

Patriotism Looks Different To Christians – And To Different Sub-Groups Within America, American Culture & Faith/George Barna

Quote: “How confusing are the times? According to the survey, they’re so confusing and complex that most Americans are aware of, and willing to admit, that their political views are not “clear and unchanging.” Three-quarters of adults recognize their ambiguity on political matters. None of the six political segments evaluated had a majority claiming that their political views are “clear and unchanging.”

Tax Reform Enunciates The Primary Difference Between Republicans And Democrats, Pat Buchanan, Townhall

Nancy Pelosi’s Apocalyptic Tax Bill Delusions, Rich Lowry, New York Post

Why The Remaining Never-Trumpers Should Apologize Now, Roger Simon, PJ Media


 

Tax Reform Passes – Here’s What’s In It, WNEP; Also see, In One Chart – Here’s What’s In Final Tax Reform Bill, The Daily Signal

150  Trump Accomplishments In 300 Days, WMD

Updated List Of Laws Hilary Clinton Has Potentially Violated, Hannity/Giuliani, Fox News

 

Israel and the world


Why The New York Times Is Wrong About Trump And UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Caroline Glick

The Secret Backstory Of How Obama Let Hezbollah And Iran Off The Hook, Josh Meyer, Politico

Who Does History Show As The True ‘Forerunner Of The Anti-Christ’? Raymond Ibrahim

Catalan Separatists Clinch Regional Victory, But Quest For Independence Uncertain, Associated Press, Times Of Israel

If History Doesn’t Convince You Socialism Is Bankrupt And Dangerous, Then Venezuela Should, Jarrett Stepman, The Daily Signal

 

Short Videos


It Is Totally Untrue That Illegal Immigrants Commit Less Crime Than Average Americans, Tucker Carlson, Fox News

The Iran-Hezbollah Deal Was ‘The Obamacare’ Of Obama’s Second Term – He Lied About It Too, Hannity, Fox News

Dershowitz Calls For Rosenstein To Recuse Himself, Hannity, Fox News

Navy Pilot Spots UFO, Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Nikki Haley Speaks Truth On Jerusalem To The UN, Facebook

 

Videos/Podcasts


Trey Gowdy Reacts To Rod Rosenstein Hearing And A Politicized FBI, Fox News Insider

Trey Gowdy And Jim Jordan Drill Christopher Wray, FBI Director, You Tube

The Future Of Bitcoin: Ronnie Moas on Bad Crypto

 

Common Sense Interpretation


Briefs

Mainstream Media Spins Tax Reform Benefits As ‘Fantasy,’ Mike Huckabee, mikehuckabee.com

Is This The Poisoned Roots Of Attempt To Pin ‘Russia-gate’ On Trump?, Mike Huckabee, mikehuckabee.com

Parody Letter Shows Mueller Team’s Bias, Mike Huckabee

Mueller Demonstrates Difference Between Justice Applied Towards Trump And Clinton, Mike Huckabee, mikehuckabee.com

Sobering Film On Nuclear Attack Shows Need For More Nuclear Defense Spending, Wilson/Dodge, The Daily Signal

What Trump’s Decision On Jerusalem Means For Israel And The Middle East, James Phillips, The Daily Signal

Articles

Why Christians Should Love Trump’s Tweets, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Politics

What If All The Conspiracy Theories Are A Conspiracy? Pizzagate, the Scalise Shooting, and Fake News: How To Know What To Believe, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Politics

 

More Common Sense


ProphecySee Common Sense Prophecy for multiple predictions – up to 11 years prior to events – that Trump would become U.S. President; Also see, Shake, Expose, Transfer – Neville Johnson’s 2014 prophecy about a shaking coming to America that will bring exposure and judgment in all arenas.

Culture: Flight Attendants Explain Why Its Harder To Land Coveted Airline Jobs Than Get Into Harvard, Nicole Lyn Pesce, Money-ish; Developers Bring Back The Mid-Century Home, Kate Losse, Curbed; 7 US Cities That Are Hipper Than You Think, Jetsetter

Money: Goldman Sachs Starts Cryptocurrency Trading Desk, Rakesh Sharma, Investopedia; Also see, Analyst That Predicted Bitcoin Rise Now Sees $300,000-$400,000 In Ten Years, CNBC; Also see, Mapping Bitcoin Interest Across The U.S., Mrinalini Krishna, Investopedia

North Carolina Advisor Indicted For Fraud, Wealth Management; Also see, here

CS Commentary: When you look at the company’s website, here, there is nothing about being an RIA that is overseen by the SEC. Theirs is a “highly personalized system” that gives them flexibility with each client. The team page was not functional for us, so there was no information whatsoever about the qualifications of management or employees. Any promise of a guaranteed investment return is suspicious. All of these should be pink flags, at least. Consult the article Five Lessons For Investors From ‘The Wizard Of Lies’ for more.

Madoff Victims Near Full Recovery Of Principal With New Payout, Erik Larson, Bloomberg

Here’s Why Stocks Are Likely To Be Higher In December 2018, Mark Hulbert, Marketwatch; Why Bitcoin Has Value: The Operational Revolution Behind Cryptocurrencies, Lindsay Marie, Townhall

Cryptocurrencies: How Bitcoin Could Crash The Markets, Patrick Watson, Mauldin Economics; Also see, Why Bitcoin Can’t Be Money, Patrick Watson, Mauldin Economics. CS Commentary: CS presents these contrary articles on Bitcoin, though we largely disagree with them.

Korean Bitcoin Exchange Declares Bankruptcy After Hack, Stan Higgins, Coindesk

The Six Most Important Cryptocurrencies Other Than Bitcoin, Prableen Bajpai, CFA (ICFAI), Investopedia

Understanding The Retail Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase And Its Professional Trading Sister, GDAX, Jack Tatar, The Balance; Also see, Coinbase Vs. GDAX, The Merkle; Also see, GDAX Vs. Coinbase Comparison, Coin Central; Also see, Coinbase Review: Safe Way To Buy Cryptocurrency? Coin Central; Also see, Kraken Exchange Review, Coin Central; Also see, Kraken vs. Bittrex Exchange Comparison, Coin Central

Crypto Videos: Is Bitcoin In A Bubble? Canadian Broadcasting Network; Also see, The Debate On Bitcoin Rages, Fox Business; Also see, Bitcoin: Ronnie Moas On ‘Mornings With Maria’, Fox Business

Health/Fitness: Dear Uber Driver, Please Stop Using Air Fresheners Immediately, Dr. Axe

Sports: Why The Patriots Win – Their System Is Better, The Herd, Fox Sports; Falcons Fall to #9 In USA Today Power Rankings, Falcons Wire/USA Today; Falcons 5.5 Point Underdog Against Saints Christmas Eve, Falcons Wire/USA Today; A Lot Of Ugly Wins, But Falcons Just 2 Victories From NFC South Crown, Vaughn McClure, ESPN

Ranking the Top 15 Free Agents in MLB 2018, Ryan Fagan, Sporting News

Music: An Esoteric’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2017, Berny Belvedere, The Federalist. CS Commentary: If they are all as bad as his #1, then his tastes are much different than ours. But, maybe you’ll agree with him.

Movies: Free People Can Take Pride In Churchill’s ‘Darkest Hour,’ Jarrett Stepman, The Daily Signal

Star Wars ‘The Last Jedi’ Is A Great Movie, Period, Holly Scheer, The Federalist; Also see, Star Wars ‘The Last Jedi’ Beats ‘Force Awakens’ Among Critics, By Anousha Sakoui, Bloomberg; Also see, ‘The Last Jedi’ Is a Good Movie Wrapped Around a Bad Movie, Ben Domenech, The Federalist

TV: Nancy Pelosi Sits Down To Write Tonight’s Jimmy Kimmel Monologue, The Babylon Bee

Hollywood’s Top 100 TV Shows Of All Time, Hollywood Reporter

CS Commentary: The emphasis on ‘Hollywood’ here, that is, it is a very liberal list and not exactly accurate in our opinion. Dexter at #37 and The Americans in the #90’s? They should both be in the top 20. But, still useful as a tool for some good viewing.

Books: The Federalist’s Notable Books For 2017, The Federalist Staff

Quotes of the Month:

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” – Winston Churchill, speech in the House of Commons (22 October 1945).

“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy.” – Winston Churchill, speech at the Scottish Unionist Conference, Perth, Scotland (28 May 1948).

“The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” – Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister