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How To Teach Your Snowflake Relatives About REAL Socialism This Thanksgiving, Final Point, One America News

Ocasio-Cortez, The New Breed Of Ignorant American, Final Thoughts, One America News

The Real Issue With California Fires: Trump’s Critics Can’t See The Forest For The Trees, Betsy McCaughey, Townhall; Also see, Don’t Blame Climate Change For California’s Fires, Chuck DeVore, The Federalist

Trump Threatens To Close Border Over Caravan (video, left), Fox News; Also see, Trump Reveals What He’ll Do Next Time Jim Acosta Misbehaves, Ryan Saavedra, Daily Wire

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. Also see, First Lady’s: A Contrast In Portrayals Reveals Heavy Media Bias, Bozell/Graham, Townhall

Beto O’Rourke Blows Up The 2020 Democratic Primary, David Siders, Politico

The World Prevents Asia Bibi’s Escape From Pakistan (video, right), Tipping Point, One America News

 

Editor’s Choice


Trey Gowdy On Democrat’s So-Called ‘Transparency’ And James Comey’s New Challenge And Bhengazi Medals (video, left), Fox News

White House Unveils New Press Rules (video, right), Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

How To Recognize The Cult Mindset In Yourself And Others, Stella Morabito, The Federalist

The Pope Is The Problem: Francis Has Mobilized Papacy Power Against Justice, Krumholz/Delahunty, The Federalist

What The Demographic Election Map Looks Like Heading Into 2020

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.”

Here’s The Road Map To The Next Decade Of Political Life In America, Sosnik/Fagen, Politico

Americans Disagree On What Racism Is And It Is A Big Problem, David Marcus, The Federalist

CS Commentary: Marcus says a few insightful things, but on the whole where he goes completely wrong is thinking that the left has any desire or propensity to “set aside our definitional differences and seek a reasonable common ground.” We are way past that and the sooner traditional and conservative Americans wake up to that fact, the sooner we can start the fight to take our nation back. Otherwise, all will soon be lost.

LGBT Now Claims To Represent ‘Family Values,’ Labeling Christians ‘Dangerous,’ Jonathon Van Maren, Lifesite News

Why Never-Trumpers Attacks – Led By Kellyanne Conway’s Husband – Are Foolish, Jonathan S. Tobin, The Federalist

The Left Is Waging War Against America – It Starts With Language, Newt Gingrich


Beneath The Gloss, the Democratic Platform Is Highly Socialist

 

The Declaration Of Independence, Full Text, USHistory.org

CS Commentary: We make a practice of reading The Declaration 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


“All White Women Are Sluts And Deserve To Be Raped:” The West Adopts Islam’s Perspective? Raymond Ibrahim

Why Israel Let Hamas Win – [And Why It Will Lose Its Next Major War], Caroline Glick; Also see, The Decline Of Judaism, Gal Beckerman, NY Times

Rethinking U.S. Strategy In The Pacific Islands, Patrick Gerard Buchan, CSIS

Desperate French Leader Attacks President Trump Because He’s The Greatest Threat To ‘New World Order’ Yet, Caroline Glick

Muslim Persecution Of Christians, June 2018, Raymond Ibrahim

Palestinians Launch 400 Rockets At Israel – Media Ignores That Their Anti-Semitism Has Always Been At Root Of Middle East Conflict, Phillip Klein, Washington Examiner; Also see, More Attacks On Jews In 2017 Than Any Other U.S. Religious Group, Washington Examiner

Why Isn’t There A Palestinian State? Prager U

 

Must-see videos


White Women Are Not Racist, Here’s Why (video, left), The Final Point, One America News

Former Parliament Member John Browne On Theresa May’s Betrayal Of Brexit And UK Cabinet Resignations (video, right), Mornings With Maria, Fox Business

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

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

Podcast: Bill O’Reilly & Glenn Beck Discuss Judge Ruling In Favor Of Acosta, Moderation At Fox News, Mexico & The Migrant Caravan, & More, Bill O’Reilly

 

Common Sense Interpretation


Illegal Immigration: Its’ About Power, Prager U/Tucker Carlson, You Tube (video, right)

The Whole Story On CNN’s Jim Acosta White House Episode, Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

CS Commentary: We disagree with Hemingway’s conclusion here – when the White House press corp acts like spoiled kids in White House press briefings, they should be treated as such and punished. In this case, barring Acosta from the White House should have been done long ago. Also see, Trump Raises The Stakes With CNN, Pat Buchanan, Townhall; Also see, Judge Sides With CNN’s Jim Acosta And Orders White House To Restore Access (video, left), One America News

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

Clueless Alert: Macron Says He Needs An Army To Defend France Against The United States, Douglas V. Mastriano, The Federalist

What Is Hezbollah? An Extension Of Iran In Lebanon, Prager U

Iran’s Assassinations On Foreign Soil Reveal The Foreign Policy Establishment’s Hypocrisy, Ben Weingarten, The Federalist

6 Questions About The Huge CIA Blunder That Cost 70 U.S. Spies Their Lives, Tony Daniels, The Federalist;  Also see, Why China Inches Closer To Orwell’s ‘1984’ Every Day, Helen Raleigh, The Federalist

Why The White House Action To Suspend CNN’s Acosta Is Warranted, Michael Goodwin, NY Post; Also see, Acosta Lied – And CNN Reporter’s Martyr Routine Is Growing Stale, Bre Peyton, The Federalist

Trump Did The Right Thing By Firing The Incompetent Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Gregg Jarrett, Fox News

CS Commentary: Session’s firing should also be one of the last nails in the coffin of the ‘Q’ conspiracy theory since one of ‘Q’s’ major tenets all along has been that Mueller and Sessions were secretly working behind the scenes – with Trump – to expose the elites in the ‘swamp.’ See the Politics Common Sense Interpretation Page for more.

11,11,11, 100 Years Ago: Why We Still Fight World Wars, Victor Davis Hanson, Real Clear Politics

We Are Living In An Age Of Political Paranoia: First ‘Q’, Now The Pittsburgh Shooting, John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist

Meet Candace Owens (video, right) You Tube

CS Commentary: Explains who she is and why she believes what she does. Another 30 minute video, but hard to stop once you start watching. A very compelling story and speech.

Explaining the Left, Part IV: Leftist Contempt For Middle Class Values, Dennis Prager, Townhall

Evidence Shows Egyptian Government Participates In Bloodbath Massacres Of Christians, Raymond Ibrahim; Also see, Jordan’s King Abdullah – Weak, Untrustworthy, And Irreplaceable, Caroline Glick

Israeli Cabinet Minister Challenges Propaganda On Trump And Anti-Semitism, Caroline Glick; Also see, Jewry’s False Prophets, Caroline Glick; Also see, Left Wing Jews: Truth Is Not A Left Wing Value, Dennis Prager, Townhall

Asia Bibi And 1400 Years Of Muhammad ‘Blasphemers’, Raymond Ibrahim

Quote: “This is the crux of the issue: Muslims believe they have a mission to spread Islam. But when those who are invited to Islam seriously examine the teachings and life of its founder, they respond with incredulity and outrage that anyone could accept Muhammad as a man of God — much less a prophet.”

The World’s Most Persecuted Minority In the World: Christians, Raymond Ibrahim

How The Gun Made America Great, Bluey/Montalbano, The Daily Signal

Why Trump’s Criticism Of The Media Is Justified, Garrett Stepman, The Daily Signal

Hey Hollywood, Here Are Some Real – Not Fictional – Historical Epics To Produce, Raymond Ibrahim

Quote: “[The film Kingdom of Heaven] …conforms to the mainstream narrative, the “lesson,” [that is,] if you ignore another inconvenient fact: that the crusaders marched in the first place to alleviate the sufferings of their eastern co-religionists, which had reached an unbearable and all time high at the hands of Muslim Turks in the late eleventh century…that the crusades are the only instance in a millennium of warfare between Islam and the West that feature Christians marching onto Muslim territory—as opposed to century after century of the opposite—means that they will remain a favorite for Hollywood.”

America’s Cold Civil War, Charles R. Kesler, Imprimus

Quote: “A cold civil war is better than a hot civil war, but it is not a good situation for a country to be in. Underlying our cold civil war is the fact that America is torn increasingly between two rival constitutions, two cultures, two ways of life.”

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More Common Sense


Books:

Jack Reacher Still Won’t Quit, 23 Books Later, James Parker, The Atlantic

Trump Aftershock: Trump’s Hidden Revival Connections, Steve Strang, Charisma

Culture:

A Parent’s Worst Nightmare: A Sexual Predator Attacks (video, left), Glenn Beck, You Tube

It’s A Crisis Of Civilization In Mexico: 250,000 Dead, 37,400 Missing, Córdoba/Montes, WSJ

The Drug Runners – There Is No Justice For Poor Mexicans In South Texas, Ryan Goldberg, Texas Monthly

Amazon’s HQ2 Will Only Worsen America’s Great Divergence, Alena Semuels, The Atlantic

Health/Fitness:

The Best Way To Save People From Suicide, Jason Cherkis, Huffington Post

Also see, International Resources For Suicide Prevention Or Help In Asia;; Also see, International Suicide Prevention Help; For the National Prevention Suicide Crisis Line In The U.S., see here

Movies:

Why William Goldman Was One Of The Last Greats Of 1970’s Hollywood, Titus Techera, The Federalist

The Definitive Robin Hood Power Rankings, Micah Peters, The Ringer

CS Commentary: For those who couldn’t tell by the trailer, confirms the new Robin Hood film as a complete dud.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Shows Artists Should Care About Audiences, Jeffrey A. Tucker, AIER; Also see, Bohemian Rhapsody, Official Trailer (video, left)

‘Instant Family’ Shines A Spotlight On Everyday Foster Care Heroes, Josh Shepherd, The Federalist

Orson Welle’s Recovered Last Feature Is An Absolute Masterpiece, Benjamin Kerstein, The Federalist

Music:

The White Album Hits Its 50th In The Perfect Moment To Recall Its Release, Samuel Buntz, The Federalist

Sports:

The Falcons Are Too Good To Be This Bad: Wake Up Arthur! It Is Time For Quinn & Sarkisian To Go, Brad Gagnon, Bleacher Report

Matt Ryan Has Top QB Rating In NFL When Under Pressure, Falcons Wire/USA Today

NFL Top 15 Offensive Player Rankings Week 12, Tom Brady Falls Out, David Carr, NFL.com; Also see, Top 10 ‘Old’ Quarterbacks In NFL, Chris Wesseling, nfl.com

Travel:

10 Packing Mistakes To Avoid, Jetsetter

Top 10 Used Luxury Cars, Autobytel; Also see, Top 10 New Luxury Cars, Autobytel

TV:

Inside Conan O’Brien’s Digital Reinvention, Patrick Doyle, Rolling Stone; Also see, Conan O’Brien Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Star Wars (video, left), You Tube

The Last Kingdom: TV Review, Keith Uhlich, Hollywood Reporter; Also see, The Last Kingdom, Season 3, Winter Is Coming; Also see, Netflix Turned BBC Series ‘The Last Kingdom’ Into A Global Hit – Season 3 Entertains, Travis Clark, Yahoo; Also see, The Last Kingdom, Season 3: Was The Character Skade A Real, Historical Figure? Express.co.uk

Bosch Renewed For Season 6 On Amazon Ahead Of Season 5 2019 Premiere, Joe Otterson, Variety; Also see, Amazon Finally Does Something Entertaining [other than ‘Bosch’] With Julia Roberts In “Homecoming,’ Ellie Bufkin, The Federalist; Also see, New To Amazon Prime Video November 2018, Gamespot

Review: Nathan Fillion Is Masterfully Charming In ‘The Rookie,’ USA Today

CS Commentary: Most of the critics did not seem to like ‘The Rookie’ much based on the pilot, but 3-4 shows in its consistently entertaining and funny – an interesting look into the average beat cop in the Los Angeles police force. But, better series than this on network TV have bitten the dust, so who knows whether the show will last. Let’s hope so, because shows like ‘Seal Team,’ ‘For The People,’ ‘The Gifted,’ and others pale in comparison to the canceled ‘The Crossing’ and ‘The Brave.’ It would be nice to see a solid show actually stay on the air for a while.

‘Making A Murderer: Part 2,’ A Post Conviction Master Class, Michelle Malkin, Townhall; Also see, Narcos: Mexico Premiers November 16 on Netflix, Deadline; Also see, Mindhunter, Season 2: Everything We Know So Far, Amanda Bell, TV Guide

Quotes Of The Month:

“Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” – Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart

“Whoever would overthrow the Liberty of a Nation, must begin by subduing the Freeness of Speech.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

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