Latest: Horrific Terrorist Attack In Israel’s West Bank Kills 3, Jerusalem Post; Also see, Halamish: Residents Process Horrific Attack; Also see, US Headlines Whitewash Attack; Also see, Israel’s Jordan Embassy Stabbing

President Trump Commissions First In New Class of Aircraft Carriers, Wikipedia; Also see, Inside World’s Most Advanced Aircraft Carrier, Fox News

CS Commentary: The new US aircraft carrier illustrates the length of time necessary from first construction to completion, commissioning, and then deployment, a total of approximately 10-15 years. There are several years between commissioning and deployment. (The USS Ford is expected to be deployed in 2021, after further testing). And even then, the crews don’t necessarily have the experience and training needed to successfully engage in warfare. This means that China, which has 2 active aircraft carriers at present (including one, launched in April 2017, but not yet deployed), is still at least 20 years away from having a navy on parity with the United States. Russia has the same number, putting them in a similar position. Barring something unforeseen, the United States Navy should continue to exercise influence over the global seas for the next two decades.

Memo To Gallup: No Christian Has Ever Taken The Entire Bible Literally, Jonathan Ashbach, The Federalist

California: No Money To Fix Roads, But Millions For ‘Gun Research’, Jennifer Van Laar, Townhall

Mitch McConnell Gambled Big On Obamacare – And Lost, Ben Domenech, The Federalist

Tax Cuts: My Radical Plan, Newt Gingrich,


Editor’s Choice

As A Teen Cashier Seeing Food Stamp Use I Changed My Mind About The Democratic Party, J.D. Vance, Daily Signal

Nukes Threaten People; Ideas Threaten Civilizations, Dennis Prager, Townhall

It’s Good To Remember The Seven Basic Strategies Of Communism, From The Trenches World Report

A Message To Republicans: Do What You Can, Newt Gingrich,

Where Is ‘Black Lives Matter’ Now? Shooting in MN, O’Reilly Staff,

The Greatest Scientific Fraud Of All Time – Making The Past Cooler and The Present Warmer, Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian

Quote: “As others have previously noticed, the periodic revisions to GAST data from all three entities have brought with them a systematic cooling of the past and warming of the recent and the present, to a degree that hugely strains credulity…The obvious effects have been substantially to remove the 1940s “blip” and to strongly enhance the warming trend.”

Understanding The Death Penalty: Innocent People Are Rarely Executed, Rachel Alexander, Townhall

Bill O’Reilly’s Citizenship Quiz,

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


Israel and the world

Israel And Hezbollah: The Battle Before The Battle, Jonathan Spyer, Breaking Israel News

The State Of The Nation Of Israel And The Rise Of Netanyahu, Ira Sharkansky, Jerusalem Post

Washington: The Philippines’ Inescapable Ally, Allison Fedirka, GeoPolitical Futures

Young Japanese People Are Not Having Sex, Greg Wilford, Independent

End The False Israeli-Palestinian Parity, Daniel Pipes, Breaking Israel News


Short Videos

Robert Downey: Never Give Up, Oprah/Facebook

ABC Attacks Christianity; Australia’s Bolt Report One To Respond, Facebook

A Review Of The Latest Temple Mount Attack And Its Aftermath, Facebook/Israel Project

Islam Is Not A Religion Of Peace: The Evidence, Facebook

Plane In The Hudson! A Recap Of The Miracle On The Hudson, Facebook

What Bernie Sanders Really Believes: Democratic Socialism Explained, Facebook



Dick Morris: These Republicans Are Cowards/Medicaid And Why Obamacare Must Be Repealed/Saudi Coup, Facebook

Dick Morris On Why The Democrats Are Hurting Themselves, Dick Morris, Facebook

The Problem With Instant ‘Genius,’ Sharyl Attkisson, Full Measure

Fast And Furious – Government Gun Running Still Shines Light On Justice Department Corruption, Sharyl Attkisson, Full Measure


Common Sense Interpretation


Memo To The President, Mike Huckabee,

The Hysterical Absurdity Of The Modern Media, Newt Gingrich, Fox News

Two Years?!!/Wheels of Justice in Missouri, Mike Huckabee,

The Atlantic Proves The Point: More Evidence Of A War Between Left & Right, Dennis Prager, Townhall

Media Whine And Refuse To Respect President Trump, Mike Huckabee,

Put A Stake Through The Heart Of The Corrupt IRS, Mike Huckabee,


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

How The Left Lost Its Mind, McKay Coppins, The Atlantic

Common Sense Commentary: Contains some liberal spin and questionable views, but also some good information.

Will This Network Replace Fox News? An Inside Look At One America, Marc Fischer, Washington Post

Common Sense Commentary: CS does not endorse OAN, but this is an interesting look into the Fox alternative upstart, now broadcasting to 30 million American homes.


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: These Luxury Real Estate Staples May Soon Be Gone, Mark Ellwood, Bloomberg; Justin Bieber And Jesus, CBN/Facebook

Money: How Did Johnny Depp Find Himself In A Financial Crisis? (Or, How To Spend Your Way Through $600 Million), Mark Seal, Vanity Fair; Also see, The Bernie Madoff Fraud: Five Lessons For Investors From ‘The Wizard Of Lies,’ Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

Health/Fitness: 5 Signs You’re In A Toxic Relationship, Psychology Today

History: Troy: Achilles, Prideful Warrior Or Hero For The Ages?, C D C Reeve, Aeon

Sports: Matt Ryan Relives His Greatest Defeat In New TV Ad, espn; College Football: How Georgia Tech Could Take The ACC Coastal, Shannon Sickmon, Fox Sports

Music: Why Taylor Swift May Make Guitars Popular Again, Geoff Edgers, Washington Post; Girls just wanna have fun, minor key, You Tube

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/Streaming: One Of The Best Shows Set In LA Back On August 6, Facebook; Also see, What Really Happens On Pornography Sets, Michael Ireland, Charisma

Books: Big Agenda, David Horowitz

Common Sense Commentary: Lays out the Progressive Left’s agenda to take over America and explains how Trump’s plan will counter it – written with unusual clarity and pithiness. An easy, informative read that crystallizes the cultural, political, and spiritual conflict in America.

Quotes of the Month:

“We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.” — Friedrich Hayek

“Money doesn’t change anybody. Money reveals them. . . . I’m still exactly the guy that used to pump gas.” – Johnny Depp, Actor