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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review July 18, 2011 / 16 Tamuz, 5771

National Mall sprawl?. . . Coming clean with FTC

By Lisa Hoffman




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | WASHINGTON --- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian occupies a prime piece of real estate on the National Mall. A few blocks away, construction of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture is scheduled to begin next year.

Earlier this year, a presidential commission recommended that the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Latino be established down the hill from the U.S. Capitol. And, last month, lobbyists flocked to the Hill to press Congress to support creating the National Women's History Museum.

Now come Rep. James Moran, D-Va., 11 bipartisan House cosponsors and more than 130 ethnic and minority groups with plans for the Museum of the American People, which they want to build on yet another corner of the capital's prime ceremonial real estate.

To those who note that the Smithsonian's 47-year-old National Museum of American History -- packed with 3 million national treasures and which draws 4 million visitors a year to its central Mall location -- ably tells the nation's story, Moran says it does not do justice to the "melting pot" that is America.

Moran sees such a new museum as a "national pilgrimage destination" -- as well as a way to curb the trend of building more narrow-interest museums on the increasingly crowded Mall.

The Federal Trade Commission is considering fiddling with those little cleaning-instruction tags attached to your clothes.

With a wryness rarely found in a regulatory agency, the FTC refers to its long-standing "care labeling rule" as "clothes captioning." But it takes its responsibilities very seriously, weighing with painstaking deliberation what the definition of, for instance, "cold," "warm" and "hot" should be.

Since 1971, the rule has been amended three times, most significantly in 1997, when the FTC gave the nod to stick symbols signifying whether using bleach is OK, whether the garment should be dry-cleaned or hand-washed, and how it should be dried.

Now, the agency is revisiting the rule -- officially titled the "Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods as Amended" -- and is asking for public comments on the costs, benefits, necessity, and regulatory and economic impact of the labeling law.

It also is inviting input on the use of care symbols, whether instructions should be mandated in languages other than English, and on whether to add guidance for the practice of professional "wetcleaning," which involves specialized detergents, computer-controlled equipment and dye-setting agents that reduce color bleeding.

Instructions for commenting on the instructions can be found at www.ftc.gov.

The White House has embarked on a mission to corral government Web sprawl.

There currently are nearly 1,800 major federal ".gov" domains, which host an estimated 24,000 individual websites -- a number that Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra proclaims is way too many.

This past week, Kundra established a task force to begin to cut back the online federal kudzu that spread over the past decade as virtually every nook of the executive branch took to the Internet to inform the public, brag, and honor people and programs.

According to NextGov.com, an online publication that tracks technology and government, all federal agencies have been ordered to produce a list by Sept. 12 of sites that can be consolidated or scrapped. A website-proliferation freeze is in effect until September.

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Previously:


07/05/11: Congressional pensions; D.C. online gambling; FEMA errors
06/27/11: ‘Most-wanted’ list has openings … DHS campaign



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