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VP Mike Pence: No Deal Without A Wall (video, right), Tucker Carlson, Fox News
Be Sure Not To Say Anything True Or Factual – It Might Anger The Elite Left (video, right), Tucker Carlson, Fox News
Shutdown Stand Off: Trump Works, Pelosi Vacations In Hawaii, The Five, Fox News
Trump: 280 Accomplishments In 20 Months, Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner
Chinese Admiral Warns China Could Sink Two US Aircraft Carriers (video, left), Lou Dobbs, Fox News
Here’s Why Mitt Romney Is Wrong To Blast Trump’s Character (video, right), Tipping Point, One America News
CS Commentary: Let’s just be clear at this point – Liz Wheeler rocks! She is what Megyn Kelly only pretended to be. This is straight to the point and should clarify once and for all why Trump should be President over Romney – or anyone else.
The Four Point Plan To Save The Constitutional Republic, The Daily Ledger, One America News
CS Commentary: Exactly right. Term Limits please.
We Are Ruled By Mercenaries: Our Leaders Show No Obligation To American Voters (video, right), Tucker Carlson, Fox News
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
7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Philippines, Clyde Hughes, UPI
Muslim Persecution Of Christians, October 2018, Raymond Ibrahim
Record 4 Million Tourists Visit Israel In 2018, Yvette J. Deane, Jerusalem Post
Is The Wall Around Nancy Pelosi’s House Immoral? (video, left), Mike Huckabee
Even Rand Paul Takes Down Romney Over Negative Trump Op-Ed And Talks ‘Common Sense‘ (video, right), Fox News
The Tale Of Mike Flynn & Mark Zuckerberg: When It Comes To Lying, There’s A Double Standard, Tucker Carlson, Fox News
Alistair Campbell & Nigel Farage Debate Brexit & Demonstrate The Chaos That Is Britain, Good Morning Britain
Common Sense Interpretation
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
Can Mexico Be Saved? Denise Dresser, Foreign Affairs
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
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 Best Books Of 2018, Tipping Point, One America News
Can Science Prove The Bible? Fox News
The Drama Triangle Explained. Lynne Forrest
12 California Wines To Make You Hoot and Holler, Megan Krigbaum, Food and Wine
Healthy Alternative To Sugar (video, left) Fox Business
Artificial Sweeteners Bad For The Brain, Lorie Johnson, CBN
Five Foods You Should Never Eat, CNN/You Tube
How To Cook Scrambled Eggs, Gordon Ramsey/Master Chef
Bumblebee, Film Review, Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter
CS Commentary: We’d have to give a C+ to the writing, but Hailee Steinfield’s always great performance lifts the film to a B-. As far as the supporting cast goes: What were they thinking? This is no ET, as much as the writer and the director try to aspire to that level.
Mary Poppins Returns, Film Review, Hollywood Reporter
CS Commentary: This review is way too positive from our perspective. Blunt was overly stern and serious throughout and we all kept waiting for just one catchy song – it never came. Best (genuine) film musicals of the last decade: The Greatest Showman, and Moulin Rouge, probably in that order. If you add theater, we’d include Mama Mia, though the film just didn’t rise to the Broadway version.
The Mule, Film Review, Hollywood Reporter
19 Year Old Freshman Phenom Trevor Lawrence Is Already Dream QB Prototype, Adam Kramer, Bleacher Report
How To Travel Like A Millionaire? Ask The Points Guy, Sheila Marikar, The New Yorker
An American Airlines Flight Turned Back Halfway To Europe – The Question Is ‘Why?’, Chris Matyszczyk, Inc.com
House Of Cards, Season 6, TV Review, Daniel Feinberg, Hollywood Reporter
CS Commentary: This reviewer didn’t see the whole series. The first half is as good as any through the series and its true, you don’t miss Frank (Kevin Spacey). But, then it devolves into a confusing, complex mess of sub-plots and truncated scenes that leave you wondering if you need to be a genius to follow the plot. Then you not only miss Spacey, but the good writing team that apparently came with him. It all comes together at the end – but very unsatisfactorily.
CS Commentary: Like we previously said, one of the most guilty pleasures on network TV. Hope it lasts.
CS Commentary: We don’t agree with a lot on this list, but it will give you some good ideas of movies to watch that you haven’t seen or movies to check out again.
Quotes Of The Month:
[On The Drama Triangle, featured above]
“It is most difficult for someone in the persecutor role to take responsibility for the way they hurt others. In their mind, others deserve what they get. These warring individuals tend to see themselves as having to constantly fight for survival. Theirs is a constant struggle to protect themselves in what they perceive as a hostile world.” – Lynne Forrest
“A rescuer’s greatest fear is that they will end up alone. They believe that their total value comes from how much they do for others. It’s difficult for them to see their worth beyond what they have to offer in the way of “stuff” or “service.” They believe, “If you need me, you won’t leave me.” They scramble to make themselves indispensable in order to avoid abandonment.” – Lynne Forrest
“Victims deny both their problems solving abilities and their potential for self-generated power. This doesn’t prevent them from feeling highly resentful towards those on whom they depend. As much as they insist on being taken care of by their primary rescuers, they nonetheless do not appreciate being reminded of their inadequacy.” – Lynne Forrest