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Week of June 25, 2017 News 

Week of June 25, 2017

Why Otto Warmbier’s Murder Is The Biggest Challenge To Trump’s Presidency Yet, Helen Raleigh, The Federalist

NBC’s Megyn Kelly Problem, Sonia Saraiya, Variety

Gallup Poll: Democratic Party Favorability Drops, Lauretta Brown, Townhall

3 Men Marry In Columbia: Is There A Slippery Slope? Michael Brown, Townhall

The FBI’s Briefing On The Congressional Shooting Could Not Be More Bizarre, Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

The Police Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Should Be In Jail – Instead, He’s Free, Daniel Payne, The Federalist; Also see, Police Video Of Castile’s Death Confirms He Did Not Have To Die, Matthew Boomer, The Federalist

Review: 13 Inconvenient Truths About Obama’s Legacy, Genevieve Wood, The Daily Signal

 

Editor’s Choice


What If All The Conspiracy Theories Are A Conspiracy? Pizzagate, the Scalise Shooting, and Fake News: How To Know What To Believe, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Politics

Who Does The FBI Work For?, Ben Domenech, The Federalist

Quote: “Step back, though, and think on the institutional conclusions here. Considering how ludicrous the FBI’s conclusions are as it relates to an attack on the third ranking member of the House of Representatives, you might reconsider whether to trust the FBI’s conclusions in other areas, as well.”

The Liberal Labyrinth: What Trump Faces And His Way Out, Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

If A Trump Supporter Had Shot A Congressman: The Moral Difference Between Left And Right, Dennis Prager, Townhall

The Left Has One Last Argument: Kill Them!, Ann Coulter, Townhall

The Essential Difference Between Christianity And Islam, Michael Brown, Townhall

Common Sense Commentary: Since its inception, CS has been saying that to determine the character and nature of a religion, all one needs do is to look at the nature and character of its founder. That is the difference between Christianity and Islam and why Islam will always be a legitimately violent religion. Michael Brown expands on this idea here.

Trump And His (Apolitical) Generals, Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall


Bill O’Reilly’s Citizenship Quiz, billoreilly.com

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

Note: Ramadan 2017 in United States of America ended Saturday June 24th. For more, see, A Deadly Holy Month, by Mike Huckabee.

 

Israel and the world


Jerusalem Attack And Murder Heralded By ISIS, Hamas, FATAH and Abbas, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News

China’s Project Of The Century Aims To Unseat U.S. As Dominant Power In The World, Helen Raleigh, The Federalist; Also see, China’s Navy Takes A Bow, Stratfor

Quote: “Beijing will continue to build up its naval strength in the years to come, but it will continue to lag the U.S. Navy’s force projection capabilities for decades to come….Eventually, China is expected to possess a six-ship carrier fleet, allowing its navy to have four in operation at a time, which would give it a capability second only to that of the U.S. Navy.”

Why France’s Macron Is A President Worth Watching, Newt Gingrich, Fox News

The Truth About Israel And Its Palestine ‘Occupation’: For 50 Years Palestinian Life Has Improved, Ben-Dror Yemini, Breaking Israel News; Also see, The Truth About the UN Secretary General’s Slanderous Statements About Israel, P. David Hornik, Breaking Israel News

Hezbollah Remains Israel’s Top Priority, Breaking Israel News; Also see, US Busts Hezbollah Plot Against New York and Panama, Times Of Israel

John Bolton: Korea Must Be Re-United, N. Korea Is A 25 Million Person Prison Camp, Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times

Just Try Ending A Marriage In The Philippines: The Only Nation In The World Where Divorce Is Not Legal, Ana P. Santos, The Atlantic

 

Short Videos


The Music Of Crickets, Facebook

Conspiracy Theorist, Hannity, Fox News

The Alex Jones Kelly Interview And Media Editing, Hannity, Fox News

There Is No Obstruction Of Justice – It’s Impossible For A President, Mark Levin/Hannity, Fox News

The Only Investigation Should Be Into James Comey, Jay Sekulow/Hannity, Fox News

Celebrity Idiocy Yet Again: This Time Richard Gere, Breaking Israel News

10 Years In Gaza – All The Good Hamas Has Done, Not!, the Israel project/Facebook

 

Common Sense Interpretation


Briefs

Three Views On The Senate Health Care Bill, The Transom, Ben Domenech

Investigation/Explanation: Obamacare, What Its Caused, Where We Are, Randy DeSoto, Western Journalism

Senate Healthcare: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly…Will It Pass?, The Daily Shot, Ricochet

The Threat To Free Speech Coming From College Campuses, The Transom, Ben Domenech

More Insanity Over The 2nd Amendment, Mike Huckabee, mikehuckabee.com; Also see, Gun Culture Differences, The Transom, Ben Domenech

The Super-Bugs vs. The Super-Antibiotics, The Daily Shot, Ricochet

CNN: All The News That Fits The Agenda, Mike Huckabee, mikehuckabee.com

Articles

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.”

 

More Common Sense


ProphecySee Common Sense Prophecy for multiple predictions – up to 11 years prior to events – that Trump would become U.S. President; CS Evaluation: Jim Rogers Predicts Imminent Stock Market Crash, Michael Snyder, Charisma

Culture: Suicide And Suicide Attempts In Adolescents, Aap news and journals/pediatrics; Blowing Up The Myth About The Divorce Rate: What Is The Real Rate?, Glenn Stanton, public discourse

Chris Rock: Inside The Liberal Comic Mind – Infidelity, Divorce, Trump, And Success, Stephen Rodrick, Rolling Stone

The Accidental Get Away Driver: CA Escapees Kidnap A Taxi Driver, Paul Kix, GQ

Money: How Wells Fargo Cutthroat Corporate Culture (Allegedly) Drove Bankers To Fraud, Bethany McLean, Vanity Fair

CS Commentary: CS put the word ‘allegedly’ in the original title in parenthesis because we used to work at Wells Fargo many years ago. There is no ‘allegedly’ about this title or article. Wells Fargo was the most amoral, upside-down, insane corporate culture we have ever witnessed in our work history (and we’ve witnessed a few). The reader can rest assured that any of the executives or middle managers mentioned in this article who were sued, fined or fired, completely deserved it. It remains to be seen whether the bank or the culture has truly been reformed. While we were there the employees who advanced their careers were the a-morals without a conscience who were willing to commit fraud and screw customers to please the bosses and get ahead. Rest assured that at least some of the middle management at Wells Fargo today is made up of these people. During the 1990’s and 2000’s, at least, Wells Fargo culture was a reflection of the “Greed is good” ethos of Michael Douglas’s Gordon Gekko, of “Wall Street” fame. With its recent $185 million Federal fine, the bank got off much easier than it should have.

The Bernie Madoff Fraud: Five Lessons For Investors From ‘The Wizard Of Lies,’ Seaborn Hall, Advisor Perspectives

Health/Fitness: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Protects Brain, Breaking Christian News

How To Fall To Your Death And Live To Tell The Tale, Neil Steinberg, Digg; Here’s How To Fall: 4 Miles Without a Parachute Into A Net, You Tube

History: Why James Otis Jr Never Became A Founding Father, Real Clear Life

Sports: NFL Shortens Overtime: 3 Consequences, Steven Ruiz, USA Today; NBA’s Stephen Curry Carries Bible On And Off Court, Juan Garcia, CBN/Breaking Christian News

Music: Musician Films Himself Playing Beatles ‘Eleanor Rigby’ – Great Guitar Playing, Facebook

Movies: Steve McQueen’s Life: God Turns Notorious Sinners Into Notorious Christians, Leah Marieann Klett, Gospel Herald; Ron Howard To Take Over As Director Of Star War’s Spin-Off, Hans Solo Film, Brent Lang, Variety

TV: Leah Remini’s Bonus Episode Proves She’s On A Mission To Destroy Scientology, Bethany Mandel, The Federalist; An Article To Help You Understand Showtime’s ‘Billions’: What Is Insider Trading Anyway? Matt Levine, Bloomberg

Books: Understanding Trump: Newt Gets It, The Daily Caller/Gingrich Productions

Quotes of the Month:

“Never engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed man.” Winston Churchill

 “I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.” — Margaret Thatcher

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