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When Did The State Of The Union Become A Polarizing Event? A Little Presidential History (video, left), Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

Ted Cruz Reacts To Trump’s State Of The Union Address: Modern Democratic Party ‘Out Of Touch (video, right),’ Hannity, Red Dawg

Trey Gowdy: The Many Ways Adam Schiff And His New Trump Investigation Is Wrong (video, left), Fox News

Lindsey Graham Reacts To The State Of The Union (video, right), Hannity, Fox News

Dr. James Dobson: 3 Ways Christians Must Respond To America’s Spiritual War, Steve Strang, Charisma

Gender Correctness’ Ruins Scientific Research And Teaching, Mike Huckabee

Majority In America Still Say Third Party Is Needed, RJ Reinhart, Gallup

New Border Crisis: Pentagon To Deploy 3750 More Troops To Mexican Border (video, left), Fox News

New Mexico Ranchers Frustrated With Situation At Border (video, right), KOB4

Archbishop Pelosi Says Walls Are Immoral – What Does She Think About Israel’s Massive New Wall? Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Trump Takes Big Stand For Evangelicals At Prayer Breakfast, Heather Sells, CBN

Editor’s Choice


Liberal Hypocrisy From Kavanaugh To Fairfax (video, left), Tucker Carlson, Fox News

The War In Mexico Is Spilling Over Into The United States (video, right), Bill O’Reilly

Chris Christie On All Things Trump, The Ingraham Angle, Fox News

Presidential Historian On SOTU: Americans Will Look Back And Miss Trump (video, left), Varney & Co, Fox Business

Ted Cruz Schools The Democrats On How To Make An Argument – They Shut Down The Government, Not Trump: Here’s Why (video, right), Global News

Socialist Governments Gain And Stay In Power Through Fear And Intimidation (video, left), Fox Business

5 Questions To Ask Your Socialist Friends: They Are Wrong About ‘Everything (video, right),’ Liz Wheeler

Democrats Have Made A Sharp Left Turn – Here’s What’s Behind It, William Bennett, Fox News

A Disturbing Partnership – All Americans Should Be Concerned, Bill O’Reilly; Also see, America: Bad Moon Rising, Bill O’Reilly

Congressional Vote To Keep War In Afghanistan Sells Out American Soldiers, Jesse Kelly, The Federalist

Trump’s State Of The Union Changed The Trajectory Of History, Newt Gingrich, Fox News

CS Commentary: Overall, we give the 2019 SOTU a grade of B. Trump’s SOTU was great because…For more see here


Alexandria O’Casio-Cortez Is Attractive And Charismatic And Should Not Be Underestimated

 

The Declaration Of Independence, Full Text, USHistory.org

The U.S. Constitution, The Bill Of Right, & All Amendments

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.

Trump: 280 Accomplishments In 20 Months, Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

68 Media Mistakes In The Trump Era: The Definitive List, Sharyl Atkisson

Israel and the world


40 Countries Have Tried Socialism – All Have Failed (video, left), Hannity, Fox News

Venezuela Faces A Decade Of Recovery (video, right), Bloomberg

Why Pope Francis Is No St. Francis Of Assisi: He Appeases Muslims And Does Not Confront Them With The Truth, Raymond Ibrahim

10,000 Gazans Charge Border With Israel, Adam Eliyahu, Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News; Also see, Sanhedrin Calls On Israel’s Greatest Enemy To Follow Tradition And Help Build Third Temple, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News

Iran Unveils New Cruise Missile Neither Israel Or U.S. Can Intercept, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News

Can The Philippines Survive Rodrigo Duterte? William Pasek, Forbes

CS Commentary: Not clear what expertise Pasek, a Tokyo based journalist, has in the Philippines in this, another (inherently biased) negative western media view of Duterte. Still, some interesting information. Also see, Jihad In The Philippines Is Virtually Indistinguishable From Its Former Counterparts, Raymond Ibrahim

Must-see videos


Do Nancy Pelosi’s Mafia Ties Explain Border Wall Opposition? (video, left) One America News

Fight For The Republic’s Security: Chuck Schumer Has Never Had A Real Job His Entire Life (video, right), The Daily Ledger, One America News

Radical Ideology Splitting the Nation, The Daily Ledger, One America News

Bolton On Venezuela: Maduro Has No Authority In US View, Fox Business

FBI Attempted Coup To Bring Down Trump (video, right), Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Mark Levin: The 4th Estate Is Now The 5th Column – Why The Media Is Corrupt (video, right), Hannity, Fox News

Chinese Companies Stealing Lifeblood Of American Companies, Lou Dobbs, Fox Business

The Boost In Support Of Trump Among Latinos, Fox Business

America Barely Escaped: Former Secret Service Agent Calls Hillary Clinton A “Dictator,” (video, left) Hannity, Fox News

We Are Ruled By Mercenaries: Our Leaders Show No Obligation To American Voters, Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Newt Gingrich On Corruption Of The Clintons, The Daily Signal

Former US Attorney Sydney Powell On Mark Levin: Mueller And Weismann Have Corrupted Justice For Decades (video, left), Fox News

America Wake Up!: FBI Plotted To Destroy President Trump, Hannity, Fox News

Operation London Bridge: What Happens When Queen Elizabeth Dies? (video, right) Vanity Fair

Why No One In D. C. Or The Media Elites Want A Wall, Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Must Watch: Rep. Jim Jordan Takes On The Obama IRS & The Clinton Foundation, Fox 10 Phoenix

Common Sense Interpretation


Media Bias Worst Since President Lincoln, Newt Gingrich

Quote: 92% of news coverage in the last period was negative towards Trump – “the most hostile coverage of a President in TV history.”

25 Questions For Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (Like, Why Tax The Rich More When They Already Pay 97% Of All Taxes?), David Harsanyi, The Federalist

Its Climate Alarmists Who Remain In Denial, Marc Sheppard, American Thinker

An FBI That Is Corrupt And Dishonest – Latest Reports Offer More Proof, Gregg Jarrett, Fox News

Buzz Feed Report With False Attacks On Trump Is Media Malpractice, Gregg Jarrett, Fox News 

Political Operatives: Buzz Feed Made ‘Big Mistake’, Alexi Cohan, Boston Herald; Also see, Buzz Feed’s Stumble Is Highest Profile Misstep While Press Under Great Scrutiny, Paul Farhi, Washington Post

Witness In El Chapo Trial Says Mexican President Took $100 Million Bribe, John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist; Also see, El Chapo Bribed Mexican President Trafficker Tells Court, WSJ

China Is America’s Biggest Rival, And Russia Is Not Even Close, Kenny Xu, The Federalist

The Obama Administration Facilitated Genocide In Nigeria: Christianity Now Almost Extinct, Raymond Ibrahim

There’s A National Emergency On The Border, But Its Not What You Think, John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist

Quote: “…painted a shocking picture of Mexican society in what can only be described as a state of deep decay, even collapse. According to reports from the trial, drug cartels exert influence on everyone, from local police chiefs in border towns to the highest federal offices in Mexico City.”

Is America Headed For A New Kind Of Civil War? Robin Wright, The New Yorker

Quote: “Mines concluded that the United States faces a sixty-per-cent chance of civil war over the next ten to fifteen years…Based on his experience in civil wars on three continents, Mines cited five conditions that support his prediction.”

CS Commentary: Usual liberal perspective, quoting a dubious source like the Southern Law Poverty Center, but still an interesting overall perspective, and insightful opinions, like this quote: “The lesson of the war that should never depart from us, is that the American people have no exemption from the ordinary fate of humankind. If we sin, we must suffer for our sins, like the Empires that are tottering and the Nations that have perished.” – Murat Halstead, The War Claims Of The South, 1867

America’s Cold Civil War, Charles Kessler, Imprimus

Why Is America So Rich? (video, left) Prager U

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

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

Carly Fiorina: The Contrary Opinion Against Tariffs (video, right), Fox Business

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

American Millennials Take Note: How Socialism Ruined My Country (video, left), Prager U

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. 

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More Common Sense


Books:

Bill O’Reilly’s Weekend Trip With President Trump And His New Book, Bill O’Reilly

14 Books To Read If You Love Tom Clancy, Facebook/media.bookbub

Principles, Ray Dalio

Big Debt Crises, Ray Dalio

The Secret Life Of Real Estate And Banking, Phillip Anderson

Culture:

St. Valentine’s: The Real Story, CBN

Looks Aren’t Everything, Believe Me, I’m A Model (video, left), TED

The Different Faces Of Infidelity And Cheating: The Central Element Is Secrecy (video, right), Esther Perel, Skavian

CS Commentary: According to some who are familiar with Perel, she endorses Poly-Amorous relationships. We include the excerpts here because they are neutral, empirical and insightful, not because we endorse all of her views.

El Chapo Allegedly Had Sex With Underage Girls, Kevin McCoy, USA Today

The Truth About El Chapo’s Stunning Wife, Nicki Swift

Health/Fitness:

Valentine’s Video: The Secret To Desire In Long Term Relationships (video, left), Esther Perel

How A Sick Chimp Led To A Global Pandemic: The Rise Of HIV (AIDS) (video, left), SciShow

Keto Diet And Diabetes: Do They Work Well Together? Annie Price, CHHC, Dr. Axe

Movies:

Liam Neeson Explains His Comments After Being Attacked By PC Police Media (video, left), Good Morning America

74 Years Ago Audie Murphy, Future Film Star, Earned The Medal Of Honor With Insane Bravery, Jared Keller, Task And Purpose

2019 Oscar Nominations Unveiled, Washington Post

Music:

Don Lemon Asked Gladys Knight If She’s Worried About Her Career After Super Bowl Performance, Fox News

Peter Jackson Signs On For New Beatles Film Using ‘Let It Be’ Outtakes, Chris Willman, Variety

Bradley Cooper Makes Surprise Appearance At Lady Gaga’s Las Vegas Show, Lexy Perez, Hollywood Reporter

Sports:

Super Bowl Ratings Not Even Close To Being In The Top Five All Time, Dominic Patten, Deadline

NFL Mock Draft: Potential First Round Picks For All Teams Post-Super Bowl, Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA Today

Letter Grades For Every College Football Coaching Hire This Off-Season, Paul Myerberg, USA Today

What Is Georgia Tech Going To Do About Quarterback Next Year? Benjamin Tankersley, Rumble Seat

Why 49ers Passed Over Tom Brady In NFL Draft & Patriots Picked Him Up #199th (Or, Who Is Giovanni Carmazzi?) (video, left), You Tube

Travel:

Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until Tuesday To Buy Your Plane Tickets, Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

What’s The Best Time To Book That Flight For 2019? Emily Price, Life Hacker

Delta, Coca-Cola Apologize For Creepy Plane Napkins After Customers Complain, Michael Bartiromo, Fox News

Why Experts Believe The Disappearance Of Malaysian Flight MH370 Was Murder-Suicide, 60 Minutes Australia

TV/Streaming:

Uhtred Rides His New Battle Stallion In Preparation For Season 4 Of The Last Kingdom, David Harris, Winter Is Coming

I Am The Night: TV Review, Daniel Feinberg, Hollywood Reporter

TV Review: Marvelous Ms. Maisel – Brosnahan Shines, Hollywood Reporter

The Last Kingdom: 5 Things Accurate, 5 Things Not About The Series, Matthew Cohen, Screen Rant; Also see, Ten Best Historical Dramas To Stream On Netflix, Danyell Marshall, Screen Rant

CS Commentary: We don’t necessarily agree with the order or the choices, but some interesting ideas.

Quotes Of The Month:

“When I spoke to a number of senators and congressmen in Washington a few years ago, entreating them to show courage, one of them took me aside and said, “You would see a lot more courage in Washington if we saw any in the church.” He was right.” – Rick Joyner, Morningstar Ministries

“As we are told in Ecclesiastes 3, there is a time for war and a time for peace. If it is time for war, then those who do not fight are the ones out of step with the times.” – Rick Joyner, Morningstar Ministries

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