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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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"The first rule of survival is clear: Nothing is more dangerous than yesterday's success."

--- Alvin Toffler


One Cheer for Tim Kaine
By Rabbi Yonason Goldson

Let's celebrate principle no matter where we find it

Good Will Gesture
In a first, Israel takes risk hiring Jordanians to wash the dishes, change the sheets at resort hotels
By William Booth & Ruth Eglash

"It has made my life," says Ahmed Riashi, 25. He estimates his wages have doubled in Israel. He is saving; he feels he is going somewhere


9 things moms and mob bosses have in common
By Alex Phippen

Moms and mob bosses. Though it makes for a catchy alliteration, these two have much more in common than just the letter "m."

Ess, Ess/ Eat, Eat!
The Kosher Gourmet
By Joseph Erdos

Looking for a new dip for summer entertaining? Try this rustic, slightly chunky Mediterranean favorite It's Rich, smoky, and creamy --- and simple to make

Do sports drinks fuel or fool young athletes?
By Casey Seidenberg

What you need to know now

Wealth Strategies
6 Great Mutual Funds for Value Investors
By Nellie S. Huang and Anne Kates Smith

Because value investors dabble in the unloved corners of the stock market, they need a steady hand and a contrarian mind-set --- as you'll find at the helm of these 6 mutual funds poised to harness the power of value stocks

Life Hacks
Researchers have figured out the one thing not to do in your online dating profile
By Ana Swanson

There's a common mistake that could be killing your online dating game

[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

Nate Beeler

Chip Bok

Matt Davies

Dave Granlund

Bob Gorrell

Jerry Holbert

Rick McKee

Steve Sack

Bill Schorr

Scott Stantis

Dana Summers

Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel BONUS!

Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez BONUS!

Marilyn Penn: Doubletalk

Cory Franklin: This Song Is Not Your Song

[ T O D A Y  I N  H I S T O R Y ]

On this day in . . .

1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas

1527, the first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland.

1678, Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built in America

1783, Mount Asama erupts in Japan, killing 35,000 people

1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr went on trial before a federal court in Richmond, Va., charged with treason. (He was acquitted less than a month later.)

1852, the first American intercollegiate athletic event, a boat race between Yale and Harvard. Harvard won

1914, during World War I: Germany declares war against France

1916, during World War I: Battle of Romani --- Allied forces, under the command of Archibald Murray, defeat an attacking Ottoman army, under the command of Friedrich Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein, securing the Suez Canal, and beginning the Ottoman retreat from the Sinai

1921, Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court

1923, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th president of the United States, following the death of Warren G. Harding

1933, the world-famous Mickey Mouse Watch was introduced. The timepiece sold for $2.75. A Mickey Mouse Clock sold for $1.50. New models now sell for $25 or more and the original watches and clocks are worth hundreds of dollars

1934, Adolf Hitler, ym"sh, becomes the supreme leader of Germany by joining the offices of President and Chancellor into Fuhrer

1941: Gas rationing begins in eastern U.S.

1943, Gen. George S. Patton slapped a private at an army hospital in Sicily, accusing him of cowardice. (Patton was later ordered by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to apologize for this and a second, similar episode.)

1946, Santa Claus Land, the world's first themed amusement park, opened in Santa Claus, Indiana

1948, in hearings before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), Whittaker Chambers accuses Alger Hiss of being a communist and a spy for the Soviet Union. This was later proven to be the case

1949, the National Basketball Association was formed as a merger of the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League

1954, a record divorce settlement (for the time) was awarded to Mrs. Barbara Bobo Rockefeller. Winthrop Rockefeller was ordered to pay a sum of $5,500,000 to his ex-wife

1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus accomplishes the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole. The world's first nuclear submarine, the Nautilus dived at Point Barrow, Alaska, and traveled nearly 1,000 miles under the Arctic ice cap to reach the top of the world. It then steamed on to Iceland, pioneering a new and shorter route from the Pacific to the Atlantic and Europe

1963, comedian Allan Sherman's summer camp parody, Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter from Camp) was released on Warner Brothers Records

1972, U.S. Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty

1980, closing ceremonies were held in Moscow for the Summer Olympic Games, which had been boycotted by dozens of countries, including the U.S.

1981, U.S. air traffic controllers went on strike, despite a warning from President Ronald Reagan they would be fired, which they were

1984, Wall Street ended its best week, as of that date, with a jump in the Dow Jones blue-chip average of 87.46. A one-day volume record was also set as 236.57 million shares changed hands. A total of 72.9 million shares were traded in the first hour alone

1990, the prime ministers of East and West Germany agreed to move up unification to early fall and rescheduled all-German elections for Oct. 14

1997, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced he wouldn't honor agreements with the Palestine National Authority unless it cracked down on terrorism

2002, Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian declared in a speech that Taiwan was "not someone else's province" but rather an independent country separate from China. (Chen's comments sparked an uproar both in China and at home, prompting him to back away from his pointed rhetoric.)

2004, the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks 2005, in the first emergency repair conducted in space, astronauts fixed a potentially dangerous problem by removing two strips of protruding cloth from the underside of the space shuttle Discovery

2007, the U.S. Congress passed a bill allowing the National Security Agency to monitor e-mail and telephone communications between the United States and foreign countries without a court warrant if terrorism was believed to be involved

2010, engineers began pumping heavy drilling mud into the blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well in an attempt to permanently plug the leak

2011, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak denied all charges against him as he went on trial for alleged corruption and complicity in the deaths of protesters who'd helped drive him from power. (Mubarak was later convicted of failing to stop the killing of protesters and was sentenced to life in prison, but was acquitted of the corruption charges.) ALSO: The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced that Jerry Lewis was no longer its national chairman and would not be appearing on the Labor Day telethon

2014, Israel withdrew most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip in an apparent winding down of a nearly monthlong operation against the terrorist group Hamas. More than 1,800 "Palestinians", many of them "human shields", and more than 60 Israelis were killed

2015, seeking to clamp down on power plant emissions, President Barack Obama unveiled a federal plan that would attempt to slow global warming by dramatically shifting the way Americans get and use electricity; opponents denounced the proposal as egregious federal overreach that would send power prices surging, and vowed lawsuits and legislation to try to stop it.

[ I N S I G H T ]

Michelle Malkin: Not All US Muslim Soldiers Are Equal

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd: Can't Possibly Be True!

Beloved friend, I Am a Nigerian email scammer and Interpol just arrested me. Please help

Dutch man flew to China and spent 10 days in an airport waiting for an online 'girlfriend' who never showed

Lenore Skenazy: Fed-Ex Fiances

Kathleen Parker: Fox and friends with benefits

Sonny Bunch: Republicans buy movie tickets too, Paul Feig

Robert J. Samuelson:: Hacking the election!

Andrew Roth:: How the Kremlin is sure to keep its fingerprints off any cyberattack

Jonah Goldberg: Why Hillary's candidacy is more 'historic' now than in 2008

Bernard Goldberg: Is Donald Trump a Mole Working for the Dems?

Jimmie "J.J." Walker: Donald, Stop!!!

Jonathan Bernstein: How presidential debates might die

Thomas V. DiBacco: Fed up with the Fed's elder abuse

Charles Hurt: Obama speaks of what he knows, being 'unfit to be president'

Walter Williams: Compensating Differences

Dry Bones

Mallard Filmore

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