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Week of April 16, 2017 News 

Week of April 16, 2017

Saint Hilary Loses Her Halo, Ed Klein, Townhall

A Summary Of Trump’s Presidency So Far, Dennis Prager, Townhall

A Contrary View To The First 80 Days of Trump’s Presidency, Pat Buchanan, Townhall

The Murdoch’s Assess The O’Reilly Damage, Steel/Schmidt, NY Times

Common Sense Commentary: This article should be read with the understanding that O’Reilly has repeatedly attacked the New York Times and other liberal newspapers and that it is very likely the writers of this article would like to see him go. On this basis, as well as the Time’s long history of liberal championing, bias and prejudice should be assumed present. Also see, Fox News Prepares To Cut Ties With O’Reilly, Hollywood Reporter/WSJ; Also see, Bill O’Reilly To Leave Fox News, Bloomberg.

Update: Also see, Bill O’Reilly Is Forced Out At Fox, NY Times; Bill O’Reilly Out At Fox News, Washington Examiner. Also see, Bill O’Reilly: An Awful, Awful Man, Eric Wemple, Washington Post – CS: We only include this Post piece to round out the coverage and because it includes details on the sexual harrasment allegations that the others don’t. However, O’Reilly went after many at the Post over the years so we’re sure they are jumping around in glee at his misfortune. CS believes that it is inappropriate to call anyone an “awful man” in this situation and that the character of someone who does speaks for itself. This article, from another liberal source, gives another contrary view: Allegations Against O’Reilly Piled Up For Years, The Daily Beast.

Latest Updates: Also see, Hypocrisy In The Anti-O’Reilly Army, Brent Bozell/Graham, IBD; 7 Things To Know About Bill O’Reilly, Ajc. Also see, 5 Things You Need To Know About Fox News Cutting O’Reilly, pjmedia; Bill O’Reilly’s Secret: Centrist, Not Conservative, Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart. For Bill O’Reilly’s personal statement on his departure, see here.

Will Christianity Perish In Its Birthplace? Pat Buchanan, Townhall; Also see, Why Don’t We Care About The Slaughter of Christians? Michael Brown, Townhall

Turkey: Erdogan Is The New Ataturk, Zvi Bar’el, Haaretz

The Media’s Misguided Campaign Against Sebastian Gorka, Amir Kamrani, Daily Caller

Common Sense Commentary: Of course Radical Islam has been around for ages and is not caused by poverty, inequality, etc. This article is insightful, but ultimately misdirects concerning the real issue. CS believes that any religion can only be characterized by the nature of its founder. That is, it is impossible to separate the nature of a religion from the nature of its founder. If it is separated, the religion no longer has authority. The problem with ‘reforms’ of Islam is that it separates the nature and character of the religion from the nature and character of the founder. From the time he was in his 30’s until his death in his 60’s, Mohammed perpetuated his ‘religion’ by killing men, women, children, Muslims, Jews, and Christians and forcing them to ‘submit’ (Islam, in Arabic, means, ‘to submit’). Radical Islam has more historical authority than any other form of Islam.

 

Editor’s Choice


Don’t Jump On the Anti-Bill O’Reilly Bandwagon, Suzanne Venker, Washington Examiner

Senators See Trump Support Giving New Glass-Steagall Bill A Chance, Steven Harass, Roll Call

Former IRS Heads Lois Lerner And John Koskinen Should Have Criminal Charges Filed Against Them, D Hawthorne, amgreatness

The Destruction Of The West By Left-Wing Globalists, Susan Stamper Brown, Townhall

Categorizing Obama’s Place In History – Ever Heard Of Stanley Baldwin? Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall

Tucker Carlson Of Fox News: ISIS Is Nothing Compared to MS-13, Tom Blumer, newsbusters.org


Trump’s 100 Day Contract To Make America Great Again

President Trump’s Easter 2017 Message

 

Israel

Celebrating Golda Meir: First Woman Head Of State in Middle East, Facebook/Israel Project

 

Comic Videos


Olly The Hilarious Jack Russell Terrier, You Tube

 

Short Videos


A Doctor Changed Her View On Giving Abortions – Here’s Why, You Tube

 

Videos/Podcasts

A Conversation With A Former Abortionist, You Tube/Live Action

 

Common Sense Interpretation


Briefs

What To Think Of Trump’s War Posture, The Transom, Ben Domenech

The Social And Political Irrelevance Of ‘Saturday Night Live’, Mike Huckabee

Tough Times In Turkey, The Daily Shot, Ricochet

The Oldest Person In The World Dies, The Daily Shot, Ricochet

Who’s Unsafe On Campus? Michelle Malkin, Townhall

Sorry Democrats – Obama Administration Spy Scandal Not Going Away, Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

Articles

Our Miserable 21st Century, Nicholas N. Eberstadt, Commentary

Finance Is A Bridge To Our Future Selves: Brazil As A Case Study, Mark A. Calabria, Cato Institute; Quote: “Poor countries, contrary to popular myth, do not suffer any lack of financial regulation. On the contrary, they tend to have extensive regulatory structures consisting of numerous restrictions, particularly on credit terms…While the economics might seem obvious, what might be surprising is the positive association between freer financial markets and both democracy and personal freedoms.” CS Commentary: As R.E. McMaster postulated, “Economics = Government + Religion.”

2017 Annual Forecast, Stratfor

The Trump Way: How His Strategy Neutralizes Russia, Iran, and the PLO – and Helps Israel, Caroline Glick, Breaking Israel News; Also see, The Moral Supremacy of Marco Rubio and Others relative to Putin, Pat Buchanan, Townhall

 

More Common Sense


ProphecySee Common Sense Prophecy for multiple predictions – up to 11 years prior to events – that Trump would become U.S. President

Culture: Matthew’s Gospel Offers An Amazing Case For Christ’s Resurrection, Daniel Payne, The Federalist; Also see, Fewer Than Half Of Americans Believe That Jesus Was God, Mike Huckabee; United Is Why People Hate Capitalism, Kevin D. Williamson, National Review; Also see, The Flight From Reason, David French, National Review

Health/Fitness: The Myth Of Vitamin C: Just Eat An Orange And Be Done With It, Sara Chodosh, Popular Science

Money: United Loses Faith In Its Own Business Model, David Von Drehle, Time

Common Sense Commentary: CS swore two years ago to never fly United again if possible. This was after being stranded in the Newark airport on a return flight to Nashville from Tel Aviv. The United connection was cancelled and United did not pay for the hotel room needed for the night nor did it offer any compensation for sitting in the airport most of the next day waiting on a flight. Since then the CEO has changed, but the company has apparently still not wised up. Also see, United Loses A Billion Plus In Market Cap, The Transom, Ben Domenech

Fiduciary Ruling Delayed Until Mid-June, Wealth Management; Lessons On Financial Stewardship From The Parable of The Talents, Joel Bauman, Schiff Gold

Sports: How Falcon’s QB Matt Ryan Dealt With The Big Loss, ESPN; Falcons Sign Georgia Track & Field Star For Wide Receiver, Tim Weaver, USA Today; As Atlanta Braves Open Sun Trust Park, Here Are Seven Numbers To Know, Gabe Lacques, USA Today; 4 Reasons Falcons Won’t Repeat Carolina Panthers Post-Super Bowl Collapse, Tim Weaver, Falconswire/USA Today; Power Play: Baseball Enters A New Era Of Home Runs, Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated

Music: No Hard Feelings, The Avett Brothers

Movies: Rotten Tomatoes Gives ‘The Case For Christ’ A ‘Fresh’ Rating, Crosswalk; Also see, How The Case For Christ Could Create A Christian Cinematic Universe, Luke Y. Thompson, Forbes; Sylvester Stallone Suing Warner Brothers For Fraud and “Dishonesty,” Eriq Gardner, Hollywood Reporter

TV: Homeland: This Season’s Political Correctness is Boring – And Just Plain Wrong, M.G. Opera, The Federalist; ‘Bloodline’ On Netflix Exposes The Tortures of Family Secrets, Seaborn Hall, The Federalist, Note: Season 3 of Bloodline is set to return on Netflix sometime in 2017, though a release date has not been announced.

Books: The Cartel, Don Winslow

Common Sense Commentary: On everyone’s bestseller or best read list for the last year, this highly researched and factual, but fictional and entertaining, tale illuminates the mess that is beyond the US Southern border and how the disintegration of our own culture ties us to it. Another can’t put down, must-read.

Quotes of the Month:

“When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil.” – Marcus Aurelius

“I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” — Thomas Jefferson

“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” — Thomas Sowell

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