Stop Pretending the Obama Administration Was Scandal Free – It Wasn’t, Bre Payton, The Federalist

New President New World, Pat Buchanan, Townhall

When The Dollar’s Strength Is A Weakness, Stratfor

Trump’s Border Threat May Weaponize The Dollar, Sid Velma, Bloomberg

Health Care Will Cost You $260,000 In Retirement, Katie Lobosco, CNN Money

The Founder’s Early Investments Should Again Define Our Nation, Rep. Francis Rooney, Real Clear Politics

A Liberal Perspective on Trump So Far: He Is Winning, Matthew Cooper, Newsweek


Editor’s Choice

A Guide To Basic Differences Between Left And Right, Dennis Prager, Townhall

Donald Trump On The Job: There is a Concerted Effort To Remove Him From Office, Bill O’Reilly, The O’Reilly Factor

Billionaire George Soros Has Multiple Ties to ‘Women’s March’ on D.C., Asra Q. Nomani, NY Times

Reagan/Trump: Both Nationalists That Raise Different Questions For America, Pat Buchanan, Townhall

The Bill of Rights Don’t Really Amend the Constitution – But They Saved It, David Azerrad, The Federalist

Trump Pits Himself Against Washington, Washington Examiner

Trump Has A Coherent Radical Foreign Policy Doctrine, George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures/Mauldin Economics/Real Clear Politics

Trump’s 100 Day Contract To Make America Great Again

Full Transcript: Trump Inaugural Address

President and VP Swear In White House Staff, Facebook


Comic Videos

The ‘Wisdom’ and Predictive Power of US Celebrity: They Rarely Get It Right, Facebook

Saturday Night Live: 15 Best Skits of 2016, Nick Romano,

Sometimes Animals Are Jerks, Facebook/Science of Stephanie


Short Videos

The Best Summary of Obama’s ‘Scandal-Free’ Administration, Liz Wheeler, Tipping Point/Facebook

A ‘Politician’ Illustrated: Bill Clinton on Immigration During His Presidency, Facebook

An Average Black American Explains the Left’s Hypocrisy, Facebook/Fox 5

Creator of Harry Potter: The Priceless Value of Failure, J.K. Rawlings, Global Informer/Facebook

Black American: Why I like Trump, David Harris, Jr., Facebook

Tomi Lahren on President Obama’s Last Acts, Tomi Lahren, Facebook


Common Sense Interpretation


Comments on the Inauguration, Ric Joyner, Facebook

Obama’s Legacy: Which Incident Is The Worst? Mike Huckabee

More Republicans Than Democrats Choose Israel Over Palestinians, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News

The Geopolitics of 2017 In 4 Maps, or, 4 Cool Maps That Will Absolutely Change Your Perspective of the World, George Friedman, Mauldin Economics

Quotes: “This map illustrates three key aspects of Russia that are crucial to understanding the country in 2017…But we believe the Chinese threat is overstated. This map helps explain why. The map above reveals what the Middle East really looks like right now…”

Pulling Retirement Cash, But Not By Choice, The Transom, Ben Domenech

Peter Thiel Explains Himself, or, How A Gay Billionaire Trump Supporter Confounds Liberals and LBGT’s Everywhere, The Transom, Ben Domenech


Liberty’s Best Chance, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense


More Common Sense

ProphecySee Common Sense Prophecy for multiple predictions – up to 11 years prior to events – that Trump would become U.S. President; Trump’s Honor And Care For Israel Will Distance America From Many Tragedies And Lead Her To Prosperity, Johnny Enlow/Bob Eschliman, Charisma

Culture: Couples Who Stay Married Think Differently From Those Who Choose Divorce, Suzanne Venker, The Federalist; Women’s Top 3 Unrealistic Expectations For Men And Marriage, Suzanne Venker, The Federalist; Embracing the Gift Of Your Wife’s Sexual Personality, Doug Weiss, Charisma

Sports:  Falcons Were Trained By Navy Seals to Believe in ‘Brotherhood’, Thomas George, SbNation; Also see, When Falcons Train With Navy Seals, Kalyn Kahler,; Navy Seals Helped Turn Falcons Into Resilient Winners, Jarrett Bell, USA Today; Falcons Train With Navy Seals, YouTube; Georgia’s Supreme Court Justices ‘Rise Up’ For Falcons, Bill Rankin, ajc; Samuel L. Jackson’s 2014 ‘Rise Up’ Falcon’s Video, You Tube

Also see, Everyone Was Wrong About The Falcons: Remind You of Anyone?, Brad Gagnon, Bleacher Report; Falcon’s Matt Ryan Stays Under The Radar – But Is Super Bowl Bound, Bill Pennington, NY Times; Also see Falcons Beat Packers And Go To Super Bowl, NY Times; Also see, The Best Super Bowl Comparison of Teams, ESPN; Also see, Texas Tussle: Falcons and Patriots Square Off In Super Bowl 51; Also see, Where Do 2016 Patriot’s Rank Among Best Patriot Teams? The Washington Post, Neil Greenberg

Money: Will Stocks Sell Off After Trump Takes Office? What History Shows, William Watts, Marketwatch; A Contrarian View on Future Inflation: Like The First Years of Reagan, Not Expected, Scott Minerd, Guggenheim; Steve Job’s Worst Decision Was Promoting Tim Cook, Steve Blank, Quartz

Music: Meet Ric Blair and The Celts, featured on PBS, The Grand Ole Opry, and appearing soon in a city near you.

Movies: ‘Silence’ Review, Sonny Bunch, Free Beacon (Note: CS does not necessarily agree with this review, but it is one perspective); Patriot’s Day is A Gift To The American Spirit, Michelle Jerzy, The Federalist

TV:  Miguel Ferrer of NCIS Dead at 61, Erik Pedersen,; ‘Bloodline’ On Netflix Exposes The Tortures of Family Secrets, Seaborn Hall, The Federalist

Books: Killing the Rising Sun, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Common Sense Commentary: A must read for every American. Will change your view on World War II and Hiroshima. WW II Japan was the ISIS of its era.

Quotes of the Month:

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” Robert F. Kennedy

“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.”  Antoine de Saint Exupéry

“Constant practice devoted to one subject often prevails over both ability and skill.” Cicero