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Weekend of August 5-7, 2016

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"Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash."

--- Harriet Rubin


Breaking promises
By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

Is it always a virtue to keep your word and never change your mind? Isn't that a sign of a certain rigidity, which is not always beneficial, and may even sometimes be morally wrong?

Reality Check
Discrimination to advance the cause of 'peace'? Obama and his brown-nosers defend it
By Caroline B. Glick

Will that include, if elected, Hillary Clinton? She's proudly pledged, after all, to continue his policies

War on Jihad
Donations to one of the largest Christian charities worldwide wound up funding Hamas terrorism to the tune of tens of millions of dollars?
By Ruth Eglash & Hazem Balousha

The Gaza head of the U.S.-based humanitarian aid organization World Vision funneled as much as $7 million a year over the past 10 years to Hamas' terror activities, Israel's domestic security agency said Thursday


If you want peace in your marriage, use these 4 principles of war
By David Snell

Next time you are in a fight with your spouse, these will make all the difference

Ess, Ess/ Eat, Eat!
The Kosher Gourmet
By Kara Elder

Never have a 'pie problem' again + 3 REWARDING RECIPES!

Healthy eating can include 'a lot' of fat, analysis of 56 diet studies concludes
By Ariana Eunjung Cha

The systematic review by Department of Veterans Affairs supports diet recommendation changes made earlier this year by the government

Life's Next Act
How to retire without regrets
By Rodney Brooks

Many people feel they did not do enough to prepare. You can learn from them

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Nate Beeler

Lisa Benson

Chip Bok

Bob Gorrell

Phil Hands

Joe Heller

Jerry Holbert

Rick McKee

Kevin Siers a>

Dana Summers

Marilyn Penn: Indignation: A Review

Monica Crowley: The media's lies and double standards accelerate at blinding speed

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On this day in . . .

1620, the Mayflower departs Southampton, England on first attempt to reach North America

1735, Freedom of the press: New York Weekly Journal writer John Peter Zenger is acquitted of seditious libel against the royal governor of New York, on the basis that what he published was true

1858, Cyrus West Field and others complete the first transatlantic telegraph cable after several unsuccessful attempts. It operated for less than a month

1861, during the American Civil War: In order to help pay for the war effort, the United States government issues the first income tax as part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (3% of all incomes over US $800; rescinded in 1872) ALSO: The United States Army abolished flogging

1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty's pedestal was laid on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor

1914, Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland, Ohio became the first intersection in the U.S. to be equipped with an electric traffic light

1921, KDKA radio in Pittsburgh, PA did the first play-by-play broadcast of a baseball game. Harold Arlin described the action as the Pirates beat Philadelphia 8-5

1957, American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage "baby-boomers" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network

1960, in an unprecedented move, two major-league baseball clubs traded managers. Jimmy Dykes of the Detroit Tigers moved to manage the Cleveland Indians while Joe Gordon left the Indians to take over the managerial reins of the Tigers

1963, the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign a nuclear test ban treaty

1964, during the Vietnam War: Operation Pierce Arrow --- American aircraft from carriers USS Ticonderoga and USS Constellation bomb North Vietnam in retaliation for strikes attacked U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin

1974, during the Vietnam War: The U.S. Congress places a $1 billion dollar limit on military aid to South Vietnam. ALSO: President Richard Nixon admitted ordering the Watergate investigation halted six days after the break-in. Nixon said he expected to be impeached

1981, President Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work

1984, Toronto's Cliff Johnson set a major-league baseball record by hitting the 19th pinch-hit home run in his career as he led the Blue Jays to a 4-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles

1989, general elections are held in Nicaragua, Sandinista Front wins the majority

1992, federal civil rights charges were filed against four Los Angeles police officers acquitted of state charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King; two were later convicted

1997, North Korea opened talks with the United States, China and South Korea aimed at negotiating a permanent treaty to replace the armistice agreed to after the Korean War

1998, Saddam Hussein broke off cooperation with U.N. weapons inspectors and demanded the commission monitoring the weapons be reorganized

1999, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire belted home runs #500 and 501 to reach the 500-homer mark faster than anyone had before. He did it in his 5,487th at-bat. Babe Ruth had held the previous record, having reached #500 in 5,801 at-bats

2000, President Bill Clinton vetoed a Republican-sponsored tax cut for married couples, describing it as "the first installment of a fiscally reckless tax strategy."

2001, Afghanistan's ruling Taliban jailed eight foreign aid workers, including two Americans, for allegedly preaching Christianity

2002, the coral-encrusted gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor was raised from the floor of the Atlantic

2005, British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced new deportation measures against people who fostered hatred and advocate violence. ALSO: The NCAA announced it would shut American Indian nicknames and images out of postseason tournaments

2007, U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law a bill to allow government eavesdropping of telephone conversations and e-mail of U.S. citizens and people overseas without a warrant if there's "reasonable belief" that one party isn't in the United States

2010, ten members of a Christian medical team from the International Assistance Mission were gunned down by practitioners of that "religion of peace" in Afghanistan (the Taliban initially said it was responsible, but the IAM has cast doubt on that claim).

2012, a gunman shot six people to death, wounded four others, then killed himself at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis. ALSO: The robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater

2014, an Afghan soldier emerged from a hiding place at a training camp in Afghanistan and opened fire on American and European military officers, killing U.S. Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene and wounding more than a dozen other service members

2015, in a speech at American University in Washington, President Barack Obama assailed critics of his Iran nuclear deal as "selling a fantasy" to the American people, warning Congress that blocking the accord would damage the nation's credibility and increase the likelihood of more war in the Middle East. As more information is revealed about the agreement it is becoming increasingly obvious who was correct

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Wesley Pruden: An untold woman's story of World War II

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd: Birdbrains | Government In Action

Greg Crosby: The Bride Came C.O.D.

Mona Charen: Both Parties Digging Graves --- Republicans Dig Deeper

Suzanne Fields: The Rationed Respect for a Mother's Love

David Limbaugh:: Censorial DePaul Bans Conservative Ben Shapiro

Michael Barone:: Donald Trump's Opportunity Cost

Jonah Goldberg: When is a ransom not a ransom? When it's inconvenient to call it that

Rich Lowry: The ransom that dare not speak its name

Kelly Riddell: An insider's game: How political lobbyists profit from the Clintons' influence

Dave Weinbaum: Buffet offers limo rides to Venezuela

Debra J. Saunders: Obama Offers Rules for Republicans

Jenna Johnson & Karen Tumulty: Did Paul Ryan just predict that Clinton will win in a landslide?

Sean Sullivan & Jose A. DelReal: Inside the sometimes awkward Trump-Pence partnership

Charles Krauthammer: Donald Trump and the fitness threshold

Dry Bones

Mallard Filmore

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