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Guess How Many Americans Want A Border Wall? (video, right) Tipping Point, One America News
The Dept of Defense Backs Trump: The Military Could Build The Wall, Randy DeSoto, Western Journal
Trump Was Right: Transparency A Good Thing In Border Wall Fight With Pelosi-Schumer, Phillip Klein, Washington Examiner
France’s Macron Does Not Get It: On Route To Become The Next ‘Italy,’ Tyler Cohen, Bloomberg
How Christians Can Combat America’s War On Christmas, Stephen Strang, Charisma
Democrats Are Trying To Impeach Trump At Any Cost, Mike Huckabee
Trump Helps Poorest Black Americans, Nobody Notices (video, right), The Ingraham Angle, Fox News
Media Wisdom On Russian Investigations Is Uninformed And Idiotic, Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist
5 Ways Trump Has Strengthened Your Religious Freedom, Rachel Sammons, Charisma
Top 10 Reasons You Should Own An AR-15, Mark Overstreet, The Federalist
Conservatives, Studies Say Bunk To Google’s Claims Of ‘No-Bias,’ Woodall/Strong, Charisma/CBN; Also see, Google Employees Discussed Censorship Of Conservative Media In Search Engine, Peter Hasson, The Daily Caller
Are Church Leaders Getting Tired? Bill O’Reilly
US General To Congress: War In Afghanistan Is At A Stalemate, Lolita C. Baldor, AP News
Hollywood Won’t Touch Liberals, But Gangs Up On Fox’s Roger Ailes, Bozell/Graham, Townhall
The Declaration Of Independence, Full Text, USHistory.org
CS Commentary: We make a practice of reading The Declaration and the U.S. Constitution at least once a year. We suggest that you do too.
The Latest Democratic Party Platform – As Of 2016, Democratic Party
Israel and the world
Israel’s Deep State Takes Aim At Netanyahu, Caroline Glick; Also see, US House Passes Bipartisan Bill Targeting Hamas & Hezbollah To Limit Use Of Human Shields, Jackson Richman, JNS; Also see, The Danger Is Rising: The Next Hezbollah-Israeli War, Caroline Glick
Can Mexico Be Saved? Denise Dresser, Foreign Affairs
China, Duterte To Build New Philippines Water Dam Held Up For 4 Decades, Sarah Zheng, China Morning Post; Also see, Philippines: Lawmakers Extend Martial Law, Stratfor
CS Commentary: Remember, this is the ultra-liberal NY Times, so the statement that the far right and ‘some Donald Trump supporters’ are the most anti-Semitic American faction and the ‘biggest threat’ is almost laughable. We would love to see the factual information on that one, considering that BDS, CAIR, most American Jews themselves, and everyone on the radical left could be easily accused of consistent anti-Semitic statements and behavior. She also makes the asinine statement that “Islamism is far less of a threat in the United States than in Europe.” That is, unless you include that the FBI are following over 15 Muslim terrorists in every state and Hezbollah is known to have inactive cells spread around America. To her credit she admits, “We Jews are most [as, in a biased way] attuned to the anti-Semitism of the far right.” You think? Europe and America are starting to look scarily like Europe/Germany in the 1920’s and early 1930’s – due to the neo-fascism of the far-left and far-right. Anyone who has read Shirer’s The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich, or Evan’s follow-up and updated trilogy can recognize the signs. Otherwise, an informative, enlightening article.
Also see, 10 Most Powerful Militaries In The World, 2017, Infographics Show/You Tube
Common Sense Interpretation
The Bible Agrees – Border Walls Are A Good Thing, Wayne Grudem, Charisma; Also see, Why Building A Border Wall Is A Morally Good Thing, Wayne Grudem, Charisma
Proof Adam & Eve Existed And Evolution Is Wrong, Jack Beresford, Irish Post
John Chau’s Missionary Death A Failure No One Should Emulate, Lyman Stone, The Federalist
Quote: “The man was sincere, well-intentioned, and faithful, but he was a victim of a moral failure of evangelical institutions who have taught a generation of young Christians a long list of falsehoods about how mission work is supposed to happen;” Also see, In John Chau, A New Martyr Joins The Throng In Heaven, Stephen Roberts, The Federalist; Also see, ‘All-Nations’ Defends Missionary John Chau, Heather Sells, CBN
CS Commentary: We were Carly supporters before we were Trump supporters, and we like her. But, the present round of tariffs has no comparison to Smoot Hawley (see Top 5 Reasons for Current Market Correction). In addition, there is no ‘free trade’ currently, ‘without the tariffs’ (since Europe, China and other nations have unilaterally been putting tariffs on US products for decades). To pretend like there is, is ludicrous. Of course, the Chinese are currently at the table because our tariffs are hurting and will hurt their economy. It is hard to know where Carly is coming from with this argument – another run for President in 2020, perhaps? For a more sane view on Trump’s policies, see The Game Theory Analysis Of Trump’s Tariff Strategy (video, left), Fox Business
What 1979 Can Tell Us About Iran Today, George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures
Shocking Report: US Military Could Lose A War To Russia Or China (video, right), Fox Business
US vs Russia/China: Who Would Win?, Infographics Show/You Tube
Ocasio-Cortez, The New Breed Of Ignorant American, Final Thoughts, One America News
Are President Trump’s Worst Enemies Inside The White House? Chris Wallace, Fox News; Also see, Trade War Till 2020? Trump’s Tariffs Are Contributing To China’s Woes, Gordon Chang, Fox Business
The Pope Is The Problem: Francis Has Mobilized Papacy Power Against Justice, Krumholz/Delahunty, The Federalist
Quote: “For all their deference to one another, the majority of the bishops appear to be good men who are seeking to do justice. But the dark center within that silver lining is the pope who commanded them to stand down. There is a rot and a stench coming from the Vatican..”
Has Pope Francis’s Lack Of Response To The Sexual Abuse Scandal Caused A Growing Split Among The Catholic Church In America? John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist
How To Recognize The Cult Mindset In Yourself And Others, Stella Morabito, The Federalist
Exclusive Poll: Most Trusted News Anchors, Jeremy Barr, Hollywood Reporter
CS Commentary: Here’s a poll that explains a lot. Americans still don’t get that trusting NBC and CNN anchors means that they are buying into leftist propaganda – not only in presentation, but in selection of the news topics. Meanwhile, Greg Gutfeld and Juan Williams at Fox News score highest in the ‘Some trust’ category. Hmm.
More Common Sense
The Emotional Incest Syndrome, Dr. Patricia Love
CS Commentary: We disagree with a few of these: Michelle Obama’s book (obviously), the Beastie Boys book, and can we all agree that Apple’s ear buds absolutely suck and constantly fall out of your ears? If you want some good ear buds, try Sony, especially their sport headsets with around your ear fittings.
Also see, Sociopath vs. Psychopath: What’s The Difference? Kara Mayer Robinson, Web.MD: Also see, How To Determine If Someone Is A Sociopath, Wikihow; Also see, Tell Tale Signs Someone You Know May Be A Sociopath, Samuel Becker, Cheat Sheet
Tony Robbins Saves A Marriage, 8 Minutes (video, left), Robbins-Madanes Training
Great Tools To Help You Enjoy The Holidays! Dr. Corrine Weaver, Breaking Christian News
Intermittent Fasting Benefits: Lose Weight & Protect The Heart And Brain, Rachael Link, MS, RD, Dr. Axe
Even A Little Weight Training May Reduce Risk Of Heart Attack & Stroke, Gretchen Reynolds, NY Times
‘Aquaman’ Review: What The Critics Are Saying is Mixed, Graeme McMillan, Hollywood Reporter
Golden Globes 2019: Full List Of Nominees, Screen Daily
How Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Translates The Classic Story For 2018, Suzy Evans, Hollywood Reporter
The Actress Roundtable: There Is A Strength In Vulnerability, Matthew, Belloni, Hollywood Reporter; Also see, The Actor Roundtable: What You’ve Done Before Doesn’t Count, Stephen Galloway, Hollywood Reporter
Want To Be A MLB Hitting Coach? Major League Experience Not Necessary, Connecting With Millennials Is, Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated
NFL Contender Kryptonite: Biggest Weakness For Each Play-Off Team, Bill Barnwell, ESPN; Also see, NFL Power Rankings Week 15: Bears Rise, Saints Out Of Top 10, NFL.com
Atlanta United Wins Major League Soccer Cup – Now Comes The Hard Part, Joel Petterson, NY Times
7 Things You Should Always Wear On A Plane, Caroline Costello, Smarter Travel
CS Commentary: Layers is one of the best tips – and always dress lighter than needed with extra layers in your carry-on. You’ll usually work up a sweat getting to the airport and your gate on time with luggage in hand. In addition, if you’re taking more than carry-ons anywhere these days, you just don’t know how to pack or travel. There is absolutely no need for the risk of checking bags, especially on long, international flights.
Ted Bundy True Crime Series Coming To Netflix, Rick Porter, Hollywood Reporter
Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath, Season 3 Review, Ali Barthwell, Hollywood Reporter; Also see, Leah Remini: Ongoing Battle With Scientology ‘Emotionally Draining,’ Lauren Sarner, Fox News/NY Post
Fox Business Posts Consecutive Year Viewer Wins Over CNBC, Brian Flood, Fox News
CS Commentary: Here’s another list we may not agree with, but it puts The Americans at #1 so it can’t be all that bad. But, leaving out Bosch completely? Dubious.
7 New Netflix Shows To Binge In December And The Best Reasons To Watch, Ben Travers, IndieWire; Also see, The Best TV Shows Of 2018, Herman/Ryan, The Ringer; CS Commentary: We don’t agree with this liberal, esoteric list, but it is the opinion of at least two writers.
Quotes Of The Month:
“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor
“Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.”― Elie Wiesel, The Night Trilogy: Night, Dawn, the Accident