Latest Update: DHS Considers Banning Laptops In Carry-Ons On All Foreign Flights, Bart Jansen, USA Today

Common Sense Commentary: Didn’t anyone see Executive Decision? What about a sleeping laptop activated from a cell phone in the airline cabin? Just wondering.

Don’t Bet Against Tax And Health Reform In 2017, Larry Kudlow, Townhall

Trump Is Behind On Political Appointments Compared To Obama And Bush, Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal

Fox News Calls, Ex-Host Andrea Tantaros Claims A ‘Hoax’, Bob Van Voris, Bloomberg

The Pill Mill of America: Drugs and Opoid Addiction In Ohio, Chris Arnade, the guardian

3 Charts: Biggest Revelations On Healthcare, Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal

Whatever Happened to IRS’s Lois Lerner? She’s Still Trying to Evade Court, Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal

Retired CIA Agent: Hard To Believe Anything Former CIA Director John Brennan Says, ntknetwork/CNN

Is President Trump In Trouble? Judge Napolitano, Townhall

Monica Lewinsky Blames Her Poor Reputation On Late Fox News Head Roger Ailes, Brent Bozell, Townhall


Editor’s Choice

An Israeli Evaluates Trump’s Foreign Policy So Far, Caroline Glick, Breaking Israel News

The President Just Made A Titanic Foreign Policy Shift – The Media Missed It, Newt Gingrich,

‘Peace With The Palestinians’ Is In Danger of Making Another American President A Sucker, Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post

One Small Town in Mexico Puts on Masks to Fight Drug Cartels to the Death, Patrick J. McDonnell, LA Times

What The Videos Show – Turkey’s Erdogan And His Detail Are All Thugs, NY Times

13 More Major Fake News Stories In Just 5 Months Of Trump’s Presidency, Daniel Payne, The Federalist

To The Mayor Of Manchester: The Bomber Was A Muslim, Michael Brown, Townhall

Common Sense Commentary: As CS has noted before, it is moderate Muslims who are without the authority. The nature of any religion can be identified by the nature and character of its founder. In the case of Islam, Mohammad waged over 30 wars up until the time of his death in his 60’s – and had over 30 additional wars planned when he died. He killed men, women, children, Muslims, Jews, and Christians, forcing them to submit to his way of thinking about religion. His immediate followers did the same.

The Fix Is In, And In, And In…Harvard Study Shows Massive Media Bias Against Trump, Bob Adelmann, The New American

Quotes/Excerpts: “…[For Trump’s first 100 days] The sheer level of negative coverage gives weight to Trump’s contention … that the media are hell bent on destroying his presidency.” [emphasis CS]

Bill O’Reilly’s Citizenship Quiz,

Updated List Of Laws Hilary Clinton Has Potentially Violated, Hannity/Giuliani, Fox News

Israel and the world

Trump Appears To Have Problem Draining Swamp: Several Advisors Are Pro-Obama and Pro-Palestinian, Daniel Greenfield, Breaking Israel News

Transcripts/Videos Of President Trump’s 3 Speeches On His Last Day In Israel, Bob Eschliman, Charisma

The Philippine President Declares His Intentions In Mindanao, Stratfor; Also see, this link.

Should America Even Be Meeting With Abbas Or The Palestinians? Mike Huckabee

What We’re Not Supposed To Talk About: The Problem Is Not The Islamic State, But Islamic Hate, Raymond Ibrahim, Raymond

Quote: “The greater issue is that regular Muslims who are not called “ISIS,” “Taliban,” “Boko Haram,” or “al-Qaeda,” commit similar acts—and much more frequently—though this is rarely mentioned by big media lest people begin to connect the dots…Accordingly, what “extremist” “terrorist” and “militant” groups are doing is only the notable tip of the iceberg of what Muslims are doing all around the world.”

Your American Tax Dollars Fund Palestinian Terrorism, Jonathan Feldstein, Breaking Israel News

Short Videos

Response to Manchester Terror: Get ‘Not Nice’, Dana Loesch, Facebook

San Diego’s Lesson: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal

Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings, Ben Shapiro, Prager U

Video: Former FBI Director Got What He Deserved – Here’s Why, Hannity, Fox News

Common Sense Synopsis: Outlines each of the major laws Clinton violated inter-spliced with Comey’s July 2016 Press Conference in which he outlines some of the violations, but still fails to indict. Includes evidence for Clinton Foundation violations, including the Russian Uranium deal specifically.

Video: Attorney Weighs In On Comey Firing And Case Against Trump, Jay Sekulow, Hannity/Fox News

Video: Even A Democrat Says The ‘Deep State’ Is After Trump, Hannity, Fox Insider

Doubletake: Did MSNBC Just Acknowledge Far-Left Intolerance? You Tube

Understanding The Comey Firing: He Did Not Do His Job, Sean Hannity, Fox News


Common Sense Interpretation


President Trump Addresses The Arab World + Meanwhile In Iran…, The Daily Shot, Ricochet

Trump As A Leader, Mike Huckabee

California Leads The Nation In Foolishness Again, Mike Huckabee

More Crazy PC Mania At A College Campus, Mike Huckabee

At The VA Lie To Cover Up But Keep Your Job, Mike Huckabee

Cyber-Attack: As If There Wasn’t Enough Going On… The Daily Shot, Ricochet

NY Times and Washington Post Now The ‘National Lampoons’ Of Journalism, Mike Huckabee

Health Care In NY? Hoorah! Free Stuff For Everyone! Forever! The Daily Shot, Ricochet

Impeachment!? Bring It On! Mike Huckabee


Jimmy Kimmel And Our Health Care Conversation, The Transom, Ben Domenech

The Problem With Science: speculative theory, bad science, statistical chicanery, phony research, science as religion – and much more, Jeremy Samuel Faust, Slate

Quote: “Let’s face it: People like science when it supports their views. I see this every day…Who needs science when you have something mightier—personal experience?…Most of what you read and hear about turns out to be mere associations, and mostly fairly weak ones, at that.”

Does Trump Know Turkey Is Now Run By A Dictator?, Caroline Glick, Breaking Israel News/

2017 Annual Forecast, Stratfor


More Common Sense

ProphecySee Common Sense Prophecy for multiple predictions – up to 11 years prior to events – that Trump would become U.S. President; Dream Discernment: Discerning The Source of Dreams Is The Most Important Aspect Of Dream Interpretation, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Prophecy

Culture:  The Retail Apocalypse of 2017: Hundreds of Stores & Malls Are Closing – Here’s Why, Derek Thompson, The Atlantic; One Of The Most Successful Start-Ups In Silicon Valley History Was Doomed From The Start: ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’, ‘Silk Road’, And Murder And Mayhem, Nick Bilton, Vanity Fair

Quote: “In fact, many tech founders now follow a familiar arc, in which they spend the first part of their careers rapidly disrupting an industry and the second part fending off lawsuits and apologizing for their actions…this may be what Pablo Escobar looks like in the Internet Age.”

Why Princess Diana Remains An Obsession In The US 20 Years After Her Death, Jason Le Miere, Newsweek

Health/Fitness: Replacing Pasta With Zoodles, Dr. Axe

Money: The Great Reset, John Mauldin; GMO Quarterly Newsletter May 2, 2017, Jeremy Grantham/Ben Inker, GMO/Advisor Perspectives

Sports: Sato Wins Indianapolis 500 In Day Of Crashes, Jerry Garrett, NY Times; Also see, Scott Dixon Huge Crash Indy 500, You Tube

Tennis: Rafael Nadal Again Aiming To Knock Roger Federer Off His Throne, espn; Ranking College Football Teams Into A Four-Tier Hierarchy, Stewart Mandel, Fox Sports

Music: Cat Steven’s ‘Father and Son’, You Tube; For a better recording and video version, see here ; And today, as Yusuf Islam, 44 years later, see here. Note: ‘Father and Son’ is featured in the Guardians of the Galaxy, Part 2 Soundtrack.

In the Magic: First Take of ‘Lucy In The Sky’, The Beatles

History: A Bridge Too Far – Due To Incompetence, Misfortune, & Arrogance WWII’s Operation Market Garden Was A Tragedy From The Start, Carlo D’Este, Armchair General

Quote: “[British General] Montgomery’s later claim that 90% of its objectives had been attained was meaningless. The Allies had failed to establish a bridgehead north of the Rhine in what has come to be known as “a bridge too far.” Without that bridgehead Montgomery’s narrow front had died ingloriously….It took until 1960 for [American General and then US President] Eisenhower to privately admit that Market Garden had “miserably failed.” Also see this link, Why Did Operation Market Garden Fail?

Movies: Ridley Scott’s Alien Covenant His Worst Film Yet? Matt Battaglia, The Federalist

CS Commentary: Spoilers present so see the film first. Wait – Don’t see the film at all, as Battaglia implies it is a waste of money and time. CS largely agrees with his review, but did we miss something? Prometheus still pre-dates this film, right? And, if that’s the case its not just a man vs. machine plot. Or did something get by us while we snoozed off during this mis-aimed prequel-sequel? Scott’s a great director and should spend his time in his senior years on better material.

TV: The Final Season Of ‘Bloodline’ On Netflix, Hilary Lewis, Hollywood Reporter; Also see, ‘Bloodline’ Exposes The Tortures Of Family Secrets, Seaborn Hall, The Federalist

Common Sense Commentary: The third season of ‘Bloodline’ continues the mess of the second season: a great premise and a stellar cast, wrapped up in the prison of mediocre writing. Long pregnant silences, muddled indecisive characters and storylines, and the disappearance of a major character that through the first four episodes, at least, is barely explained and that the audience has no time to grieve. Here’s hoping House of Cards (due May 30) continues to satisfy because there is little joy in the current Spring/Summer TV season. ‘Bloodline’ has become a pathetic group of main characters in search of a reason to be on screen. The third and last season goes out with a ‘bang’ all right – its the sound of the show killing itself.

Books: Book Review: Pat Buchanan’s White House Battles, James Rosen, The National Interest

Quotes of the Month:

“Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.” – Mother Teresa

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa