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Must See – The Critical News You’re Missing During The Impeachment Saga (video, left), Tucker Carlson, Fox News
CS Commentary: We disagree with some of Tucker’s reporting on the coronavirus, for our updates see the Home Page, More Common Sense section.
The Sad End To Impeachment, Ben Domenech, The Transom
Trump Announces Two-State Peace Plan With Jerusalem Israel’s Undivided Capital, Jenny Rose Spaudo, Charisma
Trump Advisor: Palestine Would Not Be ‘Traditional State’ Under Trump Peace Plan, Taylor Berglund, Charisma
CS Commentary: This is the first third of Dershowitz’s defense of President Trump only. The entire argument is must-see viewing. An impassioned and clear defense of the Constitution and a tearing to shreds of grounds for impeachment.
Arab Leaders Support Of Trump Peace Plan Marks A Major Shift, Dion Nissenbaum, WSJ
The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan A Much Needed Dose Of Reality, David Harsanyi, National Review
Stop The Tape! The Branch Of Government Putting Itself Above The Law (video, left), The Daily Ledger, One America News
John Bolton Has Always Been A Snake (video, right), Tucker Carlson, Fox News
Americans Take On The US Is Improved, But Still Mixed, Lydia Saad, Gallup
CS Commentary: Interesting poll, but overall we are more suspicious of Gallup than even since a lot of the survey questions seem slanted to produce ‘dissatisfied’ answers on left-leaning social issues.
Republicans And Democrats Distrust Social Media Sites For News, Jurkowitz/Mitchell, Pew Research
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.
Must See – The Democratic Party Playbook: Saul Alinsky’s 12 Rules For Radicals, The Bolen Report
Israel and the world
Must See – Trump’s ‘Brilliant’ Middle East Peace Plan (see video, left), The Tipping Point, One America News
Coronavirus Threatens To Fuel Perfect Storm Of Discontent In Hong Kong, David Pierson/Tang Wai Yin, Los Angeles Times
What Drives Palestinian Hatred Of Israel? Raymond Ibrahim
Palestinians: Abbas Chooses Hamas Over Peace With Israel, Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute
Palestinian Elections: How Abbas And Europe Are Trying To Blame Israel, Khaled Abut Toameh, Gatestone Institute
Muslim Deceit And The Burden Of Proof, Raymond Ibrahim
Common Sense Interpretation
Must See – Levin: Every President Theoretically Has Abused Power, Hannity, Fox News
Why This Christian Political Insider Is Telling The True Story Of President Trump, Stephen Strang, Charisma
Must See – 2020: Don’t Get Overconfident, Trump Could Lose – Here’s Why (video, right), Tucker Carlson, Fox News
Must Read: How Donald Trump Changed The Course Of History, Michael Snyder, Charisma
Must Read: What Donald Trump Is Really Like, Stephen Strang, Charisma
Must Read: In 2020 Abraham Lincoln Will Be Controversial – Here’s Why, Newt Gingrich, Fox News
Quote: “In Lincoln’s era, presidents could fill the government with people loyal to themselves. Lincoln spent a great deal of time on patronage in the first months of his presidency, and it was this pro-Lincoln bureaucracy that helped the Union survive the difficult first three years of war. In the modern era, the rigid bureaucratic systems severely limit a president’s ability to reshape the government.”
Quote: “After three years of unfair and unwarranted investigations, 45 million dollars spent, 18 angry Democrat prosecutors, the entire force of the FBI, headed by leadership now proven to be totally incompetent and corrupt, you have found NOTHING!…. You are the ones interfering in America’s elections. You are the ones subverting America’s Democracy. You are the ones Obstructing Justice. You are the ones bringing pain and suffering to our Republic for your own selfish personal, political, and partisan gain…. If you truly cared about freedom and liberty for our Nation, then you would be devoting your vast investigative resources to exposing the full truth concerning the horrifying abuses of power before, during, and after the 2016 election, including the use of spies against my campaign, the submission of false evidence to a FISA court, and the concealment of exculpatory evidence in order to frame the innocent…. This is nothing more than an illegal, partisan attempted coup that will, based on recent sentiment, badly fail at the voting booth [bold italics CS].”
Must Read: The Plot Against The President Is Real – And Bigger Than Many Think, Newt Gingrich, Fox News
Also click on this Must Hear: Newt’s World Podcast on this issue – Hear Lee Smith, author of ‘The Plot Against The President’ talk about how American media methods are now ‘third world’ and explain why CA Congressman Devin Nunes is the ‘Mr. Smith Goes To Washington’ of today.
More Common Sense
America’s Expiration Date – 2026? Cal Thomas, Fox News
Coronavirus May Have Originated In Wuhan Market (video, left), 1/29/20, CBS News
Coronavirus Compared To The Flu: So Far, Not That Bad, Center For Disease Control (Also see, Health/Fitness/Relationships, below)
America’s Top 5 Deadliest Cities, Morgan Phillips, Fox News
US Learned From Ebola, But Nowhere Near As Prepared For Coronavirus, Alltucker/Innes/Robinson, USA Today
75 Years Ago Audie Murphy’s Heroism And Insane Bravery Won Him The Medal Of Honor, Jared Keller, Task And Purpose
CS Commentary: As of today, 1/31/20, the coronavirus has appeared in at least one other nation, The Philippines, and is present in at least 4 US States: AZ, CA, WA, and IL. Global cases (chart below) may be as high as 10,000+ though confirmed cases are around 8000+ with current globally reported deaths around 212+, though there are conflicting reports. Part of the discrepancy of reported cases is China’s penchant for under-reporting, or in many cases, falsifying numbers. According to at least one report, China has more cases of Coronavirus than it did of SARS. SARS occurred in 2002-03. Any useful vaccine for the virus will not be ready for mass distribution for at least one year. Mortality rate presently estimated between 2% and 3%. SARS mortality rate was 10%. But, flu has a much lower mortality rate of about .5% and kills many more people a year, so control of this virus is mandatory. The US State Dept has now advised against all travel to China. See more below in Movies.
Update: Behind The Global Race To Contain China’s Killer Bug, Yahoo/Bloomberg
CS Commentary: We don’t know why this map does not include the Philippines, since global media have reported for several days several confirmed cases in Manila and Visaya, near Cebu.
What You Should Know About Flu Antiviral Drugs, Center For Disease Control
CS Commentary (updated, 1/26/20 9 pm, pct): In light of the Coronavirus, we recommend this 2011 Steven Soderbergh film on a global pandemic. Rotten Tomatoes gives it an 84% critic, and a 63% audience rating. The plot thins out some towards the end, but there is much insight on how a virus spreads, the panic it can cause, and how to protect yourself. The very end shows the ‘patient zero’ cause.
Sundance Film Festival Day 5, A. A. Dowd, AV Club
The Highest Grossing Spy Movies Of All Time, Briana Hansen, Work And Money
Marcileto Pornoy, From The Philippines, True Life ‘August Rush,’ (video, left), America’s Got Talent, Champions 2020
Loretta Lynn Says Country Music Is ‘Dead’, Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist
Top 40 Popular Songs, 2020 (video, left), Love Music
Super Bowl Gambling Guide, The Athletic
The Astros Stole Signs In 2017 – Part Of A Much Larger Issue For Baseball, Rosenthal/Drellich, The Athletic
Microsoft’s Sneaky[?] Plan To Switch Chrome Searches From Google To Bing, Jim Salter, Arstechnica
Amazon Wants To Turn Your Hand Into A Credit Card, Emma Newburger, CNBC
Delta Introducing Innovative First Class Seat, Ben (Lucky), One Mile At A Time; Also see, Delta vs American: Domestic First Class, Jay Singh, Simple Flying; Also see, American And Delta Were World’s Largest Airlines For 2019, Edward Russell, The Points Guy
Best Credit Cards For Airport Lounge Access 2020, Katie Genter, The Points Guy
Leah Remini Inks First Look Deal With Critical Content, Nellie Andreeva, Deadline
The Biggest Flops In Television History, Craig Donofrio, Work And Money
Quotes Of The Month:
Noscitur a sociis, (Latin, for “a word is known by the company it keeps”) – Explanation: When a word is ambiguous, its meaning may be determined by reference to the rest of the statute.