3 CNN Reporters Resign Over Botched Trump-Russia Story, The Daily Caller; Also see, New CNN Expose, Mike Huckabee, mikehuckabee.com

Masterpiece Cakeshop Is Fighting For The First Amendment – Not Against Gay Marriage, David Harsanyi, The Federalist

Support For Gay Marriage Grows, Even Among Republicans, Pew Research

Trafficking In Person Report, June 2017, Department of State, USA, state.gov

Rope A Dope, Russian, And Fake News: Is The Media About To Wear Itself Out? Bill O’Reilly Staff, billoreilly.com

Why Otto Warmbier’s Murder Is The Biggest Challenge To Trump’s Presidency Yet, Helen Raleigh, The Federalist

NBC’s Megyn Kelly Problem, Sonia Saraiya, Variety


Editor’s Choice

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

CNN’s Latest Retraction Is Just The Tip Of Their Fake News Iceberg, Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

How CNN’s Fake News Machine Ran, Daniel Greenfield, Frontline Magazine

Quote: “Loose connections are drawn and then transformed into major stories based on a casual meeting between someone who knows Trump and someone who knows Putin. There’s an endless appetite for such stories on the left, not because of their content, but because they reaffirm the left’s conviction in Trump’s downfall.”

How Dirty Politics And Dirty Media Collaborate, Sharyl Attkisson, Real Clear Politics

What You Were Supposed To Hear On Hannity: Even Trump Can’t Make Goldman Sachs Popular, Ann Coulter, Townhall

Further Proof That The New York Times Peddles In Fear Mongering Propaganda, Michael Brown, Townhall

Bill O’Reilly’s Citizenship Quiz, billoreilly.com

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


Israel and the world

We Have To Take Russia’s Provocations In Eastern Europe Seriously, Megan G. Oprea, The Federalist

Nikki Haley, ‘I Kept My Promise’, Bob Eschliman, Charisma

Move Our Embassy To Jerusalem, Michael Brown, Townhall

The Great Price of ‘Blaspheming’ Against Muhammad, Raymond Ibrahim, RaymondIbrahim.com

The Cost For Touching The Apple Of God’s Eye, Earl Cox, Breaking Israel News

China’s Project Of The Century Aims To Unseat U.S. As Dominant Power In The World, Helen Raleigh, The Federalist; Also see, China’s Navy Takes A Bow, Stratfor

Quote: “Beijing will continue to build up its naval strength in the years to come, but it will continue to lag the U.S. Navy’s force projection capabilities for decades to come….Eventually, China is expected to possess a six-ship carrier fleet, allowing its navy to have four in operation at a time, which would give it a capability second only to that of the U.S. Navy.”


Short Videos

CNN And The Artificial Reality Of The New Media, Tucker Carlson/Sharyl Attkisson, Fox News Insider

CNN Has A Credibility Crisis: The Evidence, Hannity, Fox News

Arab TV Host Tells The Truth About Muslims, Israel Video Network

D.C. Media Meltdown: Understanding Trump And His Tweets, Tucker Carlson, Fox News

HBO’s Homeland Excerpt: Peter Quinn Gets ISIS, You Tube

CNN Producer Says Russian Narrative Bull***t, Project Veritas

Media’s War On President Trump Reviewed, Hannity, Fox News


Common Sense Interpretation


Iraqi Government Declares End Of Caliphate, The Daily Shot, Ricochet

We Enjoy Stories Like This Because We Don’t Even Have To Write Jokes For Them, The Daily Shot, Ricochet

Congressional Salary Stipend? Maybe When Your Health Care Is The Same As Ours, The Daily Shot, Ricochet

New Harvard Poll Turns Heads For Trump, Mike Huckabee, mikehuckabee.com

Because We Know You Were Wondering: How The Queen’s Salary Works, The Daily Shot, Ricochet

On Chemical Attacks In Syria: “You Do It And You’ll Be Sorry,” The Daily Shot, Ricochet

Gowdy Grills Johnson On ‘Russian Collusion’, Mike Huckabee, mikehuckabee.com


The Problem With Science: speculative theory, bad science, statistical chicanery, phony research, science as religion – and much more, Jeremy Samuel Faust, Slate

Quote: “Let’s face it: People like science when it supports their views. I see this every day…Who needs science when you have something mightier—personal experience?…Most of what you read and hear about turns out to be mere associations, and mostly fairly weak ones, at that.”


More Common Sense

ProphecySee Common Sense Prophecy for multiple predictions – up to 11 years prior to events – that Trump would become U.S. President; CS Evaluation: Jim Rogers Predicts Imminent Stock Market Crash, Michael Snyder, Charisma

Culture: Suicide And Suicide Attempts In Adolescents, Aap news and journals/pediatrics; Blowing Up The Myth About The Divorce Rate: What Is The Real Rate?, Glenn Stanton, public discourse

Chris Rock: Inside The Liberal Comic Mind – Infidelity, Divorce, Trump, And Success, Stephen Rodrick, Rolling Stone

The Accidental Get Away Driver: CA Escapees Kidnap A Taxi Driver, Paul Kix, GQ

Money: How Wells Fargo Cutthroat Corporate Culture (Allegedly) Drove Bankers To Fraud, Bethany McLean, Vanity Fair

CS Commentary: CS put the word ‘allegedly’ in the original title in parenthesis because we used to work at Wells Fargo many years ago. There is no ‘allegedly’ about this title or article. Wells Fargo was the most amoral, upside-down, insane corporate culture we have ever witnessed in our work history (and we’ve witnessed a few). The reader can rest assured that any of the executives or middle managers mentioned in this article who were sued, fined or fired, completely deserved it. It remains to be seen whether the bank or the culture has truly been reformed. While we were there the employees who advanced their careers were the a-morals without a conscience who were willing to commit fraud and screw customers to please the bosses and get ahead. Rest assured that at least some of the middle management at Wells Fargo today is made up of these people. During the 1990’s and 2000’s, at least, Wells Fargo culture was a reflection of the “Greed is good” ethos of Michael Douglas’s Gordon Gekko, of “Wall Street” fame. With its recent $185 million Federal fine, the bank got off much easier than it should have.

The Bernie Madoff Fraud: Five Lessons For Investors From ‘The Wizard Of Lies,’ Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

Health/Fitness: Bottled Water Risks: Are You Drinking This Toxic Rip-Off? Dr. Josh Axe, draxe.com; Extra Virgin Olive Oil Protects Brain, Breaking Christian News

History: Why James Otis Jr Never Became A Founding Father, Real Clear Life

Sports: 10 Things You Should Know About James Hoyt, 30 Year Old Pitching Rookie, Grant Brisbee, sbnation; Power Play: Baseball Enters A New Era Of Home Runs, Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated

Music: Here’s A Great New Album: Sons Of Sailors, The Nashville Celts

Movies: War For The Planet Of The Apes: What Critics Are Saying, Graeme McMillan, Hollywood Reporter; Jackie Chan Faces Off Against Pierce Brosnan In New Thriller, Real Clear Life

TV: Leah Remini’s Bonus Episode Proves She’s On A Mission To Destroy Scientology, Bethany Mandel, The Federalist; An Article To Help You Understand Showtime’s ‘Billions’: What Is Insider Trading Anyway? Matt Levine, Bloomberg

Books: The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives And Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, And How You Vote, Sharyl Attkisson

Bio: Sharyl Attkisson is a five-time Emmy Award winner, recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting and a fourth degree black belt in TaeKwonDo. She is author of the new book “The Smear” to be released in Spring 2017 and the New York Times best seller “Stonewalled.” Attkisson hosts the Sunday morning national TV news program “Full Measure,” which focuses on investigative and accountability reporting. For thirty years, Attkisson was a correspondent and anchor at CBS News, PBS, CNN and in local news.

Quotes of the Month:

“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Winston Churchill

“Never, never, never give up.” Winston Churchill