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Weekend of August 12-14, 2016

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"Our days are scrolls: Write on them what you want to be remembered for."

--- Chovos Halevavos


Godly men are ultimately human
By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

The challenges of feeling one is "in the wrong place at the wrong time"

Reality Check
Israel's demographic suicide?
By Caroline B. Glick

There are no magic solutions to Israel's problems with the Palestinians. But there are options other than repeating let alone expanding on failed policies


Wealth Strategies
How to start investing if you have $100 or less
By Jonnelle Marte

New apps and trading platforms are making it easy to start investing with as little as $5, but you should know your options before you get started

20 ridiculous marriage myths you still believe in
By Chakell Wardleigh

We all have expectations in marriage, but how many are realistic?

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

Ice Cream secrets from a gourmet for sizzlin' summer pleasure

Life Hacks
There's a new way to make strong passwords, and it's way easier
By Todd C. Frankel & Andrea Peterson

The days of P@s5word rage might be coming to end

[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

Lisa Benson

John Darkow

Matt Davies

Jerry Holbert

Jimmy Margulies

Rick McKee

Scott Stantis

Dana Summers

Gary Varvel Michael Ramirez

Marilyn Penn: The Fox and the Hens

Monica Crowley: The great silent majority may surprise Trump, Clinton and us all

[ T O D A Y  I N  H I S T O R Y ]

On this day in . . .

1833, Chicago is founded

1851, Isaac Singer granted a patent for his sewing machine

1865, Joseph Lister, the namesake of Listerine mouthwash, became the first doctor to use disinfectant during surgery

1867, President Andrew Johnson sparked a move to impeach him as he defied Congress by suspending Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton

1877, Thomas A. Edison completed his first phonograph. The famed inventor provided John Kreusi with instructions on how to build the machine. Kreusi bet the inventor $2, predicting the machine would never work

1898, armistice ends the Spanish-American War. ALSO: The Hawaiian flag is lowered from Iolani Palace in an elaborate annexation ceremony and replaced with the American flag to signify the transfer of sovereignty from the Republic of Hawaii to the United States

1908, first First Model T Ford built

1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the Indianapolis 500, first opened

1914, during World War I: Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary; countries of the British Empire are also included

1918, regular air-mail service began between New York City and Washington, DC.

1952, the Night of the Murdered Poets, 13 of the most prominent Jewish intellectuals were secretly executed on the orders from Joseph Stalin in the basement of the Lubyanka prison in Moscow. Ten "engineer saboteurs" from the Stalin automobile factory, all Jewish, were also executed the same night

1953, the Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb

1960, the first balloon satellite, the Echo 1, was launched by the United States from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

1964, Mickey Mantle, for the 10th time in his Major League Baseball career, hit home runs from both the left and ride sides of the plate in the same game --- setting a new baseball record

1972, the last American combat ground troops left Vietnam

1978, Japan and the People's Republic of China sign the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China

1981, the IBM Personal Computer, the model 5150, is released. It ran on the Intel 8088 microprocessor at 4.77 mHz with one or two 160K floppy disk drives. It had 16 kilobytes of memory, expandable to 256k, five 8-bit ISA slots, a 65-watt power supply, no built-in clock, no built-in serial or parallel ports, and no built-in video capability -- it was available with an optional color monitor. MS-DOS

1982, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit bottom, closing at 776.92. The next morning, a bull market began that lasted until the 500-point crash of 1987

1985, the world's worst single-aircraft disaster occurred as a crippled Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 on a domestic flight crashed into a mountain, killing 520 people

1992, Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

1994, Major League Baseball players go on strike. The work stoppage forces the cancellation of the 1994 World Series

1998, Swiss banks agreed to pay $1.2 billion as restitution to Holocaust survivors to settle claims for their assets

2001, a practitioner of that "religion of peace" blew himself up on the patio of a restaurant near the northern Israeli coastal town of Haifa, killing himself and wounding 21 people

2003, Liberia's leading rebel movement agreed to lift its siege of the capital and vital port, allowing food to flow to hundreds of thousands of hungry people

2004, New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, a Democrat, announced his resignation after revealing a homosexual affair

2010, Iraq will need help with border defense for 10 years because its army won't be ready when U.S. troops leave at the end of 2011, American and Iraqi commanders said

2012, officials in Iran said the death toll from two earthquakes that struck the northwestern part of the country rose to 250, with at least 2,000 others injured

2015, Islamic State sympathizers circulated an image that appeared to show the body of a Croatian hostage abducted in Egypt, the first such killing of a foreign captive since the extremist group established a branch in the Arab country

[ I N S I G H T ]

Wesley Pruden: When a presidential race rages out of control

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd: Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

Her job was to help victims of identity theft. Instead, she used them to steal from the IRS

Greg Crosby: Guy Dilemma: How to Carry Stuff

Mona Charen: The Moral of the Simone Biles Story

Robert J. Samuelson: Pick another economy villian? Maybe the college student debt burden isn't so crushing after all

Michael Barone:: Nationalism Is Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

Jonah Goldberg: Hillary's advantage is that she's boring, not shocking

Paul Greenberg: Fakes galore --- but not one of them could match him

David Limbaugh: Hillary's chilling 'gift'

Deroy Murdock: Never Trump: Clinton's Fifth Column

Rich Lowry: Trump Can Still Benefit If He Leaves the Party in Shambles in November

Suzanne Fields: When Identity Politics Trump Everything

James Hohmann: 7 reasons Hillary Clinton's agenda would founder in Congress

Charles Krauthammer: To each his own Olympics

Dry Bones

Mallard Filmore

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