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Here We Go Again: CA Police Officer Killed By Illegal Immigrant, Fox News

Trump Holds Impromptu Press Conference: Without A Border Wall There Is No Border Security (video, left), Fox News

VP Mike Pence: No Deal Without A Wall (video, right), Tucker Carlson, Fox News

Sec State Pompeo Tells Americans Why They Need Border Security (video, left), Hannity, 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

Editor’s Choice


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


Israel has walls, the Bible affirms walls, and our leaders live behind them. Walls Are Not Immoral, They Are Common Sense

 

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.

The Latest Democratic Party Platform – As Of 2016, Democratic Party

The Latest Republican Party Platform – As Of 2016, GOP.com

Israel and the world


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

7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Philippines, Clyde Hughes, UPI

Muslim Persecution Of Christians, October 2018, Raymond Ibrahim

Police Arrest 19 In Muslim Ring In Connection With Grisly Murder Of Two Girls In Morocco, FaithFamilyAmerica

Israel Leaves UNESCO With US Expected To Follow, JNS

Record 4 Million Tourists Visit Israel In 2018, Yvette J. Deane, Jerusalem Post

Must-see videos


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

Gutfeld, Waters, And Bongino Scour Mitt Romney Over Negative Trump Comments (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

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

James Comey A ‘Corrupt Cop’ Doing Whatever He Had To ‘To Get Donald Trump,’  Fox News

Alistair Campbell & Nigel Farage Debate Brexit & Demonstrate The Chaos That Is Britain, Good Morning Britain

Comey’s Lack Of Memory In Congressional Testimony ‘Stunning, Fox News

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

Separation Of Church And State Was Never Meant To Take God Out Of The Government, Paul Strand, CBN

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

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

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

Nigel Farage: Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Worst In History Setting Up Possible British Crisis (video, right), Fox News

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. The pope is the problem.”

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. 

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More Common Sense


Books:

The Best Books Of 2018, Tipping Point, One America News

Culture:

The Drama Triangle: Persecutor, Victim, Rescuer

Study Reveals Entire Human Race Came From The Same Man And Woman, Fox News

Can Science Prove The Bible? Fox News

Law Firm Love Triangle Ends Tragically, Part 1, Crime Watch; Also see, Part 2; Also see, Part 3

The Drama Triangle Explained. Lynne Forrest

Health/Fitness:

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

Movies:

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

Music:

Chevel Shepherd, 2018 Winner, The Voice (video, left), You Tube

Sports:

19 Year Old Freshman Phenom Trevor Lawrence Is Already Dream QB Prototype, Adam Kramer, Bleacher Report

Falcon’s Head Coach Dan Quinn’s Poor Game Management Skills Make Adding Defensive Coordinator To His Duties A Bad Choice, Michael Cunningham, AJC

Travel:

US State Dept Issues Travel Warning To China (video, left), Fox News

How To Travel Like A Millionaire? Ask The Points Guy, Sheila Marikar, The New Yorker

18 Brilliant Ways To Save Money On Travel From People Who Do It All The Time, ThisInsider.com

An American Airlines Flight Turned Back Halfway To Europe – The Question Is ‘Why?’, Chris Matyszczyk, Inc.com

TV:

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.

‘The Rookie’: An Under-The-Radar Success For ABC’s Go-To Guy, WSJ

CS Commentary: Like we previously said, one of the most guilty pleasures on network TV. Hope it lasts.

Everything Coming To Netflix, Amazon Prime, & HBO Now In January, The Verge

The 54 Best Romantic Comedies Of All Time, Vogue

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

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