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Weekend of June 17-19, 2016

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"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems on your own. You realize that you control your own destiny."

--- Albert Ellis


Sanctity and Sanctimony
By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

When the Divine despises your "religious behavior"

Reality Check
Is ISIS a GOP franchise?
By Caroline B. Glick

Trump's supporters are angry that Obama has made stating the obvious illegitimate. And they are right to be angry


Poverty, Housing and The Blame Game
By Eli Verschleiser

Apparently for the, ahem, "enlightened", it's OK for some people to be poor, but not others --- especially when those in question are a religious minority in a thoroughly liberal city

Responses greatly appreciated

Marriage, Romance --- and reality
By Tiffany Fletcher

Of course "happily ever after" is obtainable. Don't let others convince you otherwise

Wealth Strategies
4 Retailer Stocks to Buy Now
By Anne Kates Smith

Picks range from a jeweler to an Internet giant

Life Hacks
People who possess this one thing enjoy much better health as they age
By Barbara Bradley Hagerty

You need to read this article! If not for you, for somebody you know

Ess, Ess/ Eat, Eat!
The Kosher Gourmet
By Dorie Greenspan

The delish, chic carpaccio may be fashionable in Paris, but you can put it together in no time

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Nate Beeler

Lisa Benson

Chip Bok

John Darkow

Bill Day

Jake Fuller

RJ Matson

Rick McKee

Steve Sack

Dana Summers

Gary Varvel

Michael Ramirez

Marilyn Penn: Genius - A Review

Karen Feld: VOTING DAY JITTERS: Upcoming Election Triggers Fear in Many

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On this day in . . .

1579, Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England

1631, Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, then spends more than 20 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal.

1775, during the American Revolutionary War: Battle of Bunker Hill. The conflict is sometimes more accurately (though less often) called the Battle of Breed's Hill

1789, in France, the Third Estate declares itself the national assembly

1863, the Battle of Aldie in the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War

1885, the Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor

1898, the United States Navy Hospital Corps is established

1901, the College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT

1928, Amelia Earhart embarked on a trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland to Wales with pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon, becoming the first woman to make the trip as a passenger

1930, the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act (sometimes known as the Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act) was an act signed into law. It raised U.S. tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods to record levels. In the United States 1,028 economists signed petition against this legislation, and after it was passed many countries retaliated with their own increased tariffs on U.S. goods, and American exports and imports plunged by more than half. In the opinion of some economists Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act was responsible for the severity of the Great Depression

1932, approximately a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits

1933, the Union Station Massacre: In Kansas City, Missouri, four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash were gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash

1939, the last public guillotining in France. Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the prison Saint-Pierre

1940, during World War II: Operation Ariel begins: Allied troops start to evacuate France, following Germany's takeover of Paris and most of the nation

1944, Iceland becomes a republic

1961, Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West while his troupe was in Paris

1963, the United States Supreme Court rules 8 to 1 in Abington School District v. Schempp against allowing the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord's Prayer in public schools

1971, the United States and Japan signed a treaty under which Okinawa would revert to Japanese control following America's postwar occupation

1972, the Watergate scandal: 5 White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of the Republican party to illegally wiretap the opposition

1992, a 'Joint Understanding' agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George H. W. Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin (this would be later codified in START II)

1994, following a televised low-speed highway chase and a failed attempt at suicide, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman

2000, in Cuba, more than 300,000 people turned out to protest the continued stay of Elian Gonzalez in the United States; it was the largest such demonstration since the previous December, when Cuba launched a national campaign of mass gatherings demanding the boy's return

2003, a federal appeals court ruled the government properly withheld names and other details about hundreds of foreigners who were detained in the months after the September 11 attacks. ALSO: The Justice Department issued a directive banning routine racial and ethnic profiling at all 70 federal agencies with law enforcement powers. AND: English soccer star David Beckham was sold to Real Madrid by Manchester United for a $41 million transfer fee

2011, Rodney King, 47, whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police sparked widespread outrage and who struggled with addiction and repeated arrests, died in Rialto, Calif., in an apparent drowning. ALSO: Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon and co-founder of al-Qaida, moved up a notch to assume leadership of the terrorist network six weeks after U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden

2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona's requirement of proof of citizenship before voter registration violated federal law.

2014, Johann "Hans" Breyer, an 89-year-old retired toolmaker, was arrested in Philadelphia on a German arrest warrant charging him with aiding and abetting the killing of 216,000 Jewish men, women and children while a guard at the Auschwitz death camp. (Breyer died just over a month later before he could be extradited.) ALSO: U.S. officials said Ahmed Abu Khatallah, arrested in eastern Libya as a suspect in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi that killed four Americans, would be transported to the United States to face charges. (The U.S. Justice Department later said Khatallah was indicted on numerous charges and held in a detention facility in Alexandria, Va., awaiting trial.)

2015, nine people were shot to death in a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina; a suspect, Dylann Roof, was arrested the following morning. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the House Armed Services Committee the U.S. would fall way short of meeting its goal of training 24,000 Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants by the fall

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Wesley Pruden: All hands on deck for the Pity Party

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd: Compelling Explanations --- NOT

Greg Crosby: Happy Holidays

The Fact Checker: The Truth Behind the Rhetoric: Fact checking three Democratic claims on assault rifles and guns

Jonah Goldberg: Political Distractions Abound in the Wake of Orlando Shooting

Bernard Goldberg: The New York Times Links GOP to Orlando Massacre

Suzanne Fields: When euphemism and evasion cover sin and evil

Rich Lowry: Trump's warning on immigration and terror is actually sound

David Limbaugh: Petulant, Partisan President Obama Needs a Reality Check

Jay Ambrose: Obama the gun salesman

Charles Lane: Will the EU follow the USSR?

Albert R. Hunt: Trump hands a key to the millennial vote to Hillary

Tammy Bruce:Hillary clinching the Democratic Party nomination isn't a victory for women, it's a betrayal

Charles Krauthammer: Trump is running as Trump. Surprise!

Dry Bones

Mallard Filmore

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