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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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"Some mistake an act of willfulness for an act of will."

--- Rabbi Shraga Silverstein


Open Season on Everyone
By Rabbi Yonason Goldson

When we turn a blind eye, moral blindness afflicts us all

Reality Check
The end of Mahmoud Abbas
By Caroline B. Glick

16 years after the failed Camp David summit, the fiction of the two-state solution is about to be shattered once and for all. The only relevant question today, is what does Israel intend to do next?


You'll never believe what this star of the cult film 'Heavy Metal Parking Lot' does now
By John Kelly

The transformation of Robbie "Z.Z." Ludwick

Personal Growth
The one real secret to good self-esteem
By Kim Giles

The secret recipe for improving self-worth in anyone

Yes, your kids can and should pack their own lunches
By Casey Seidenberg

A seven-step plan for empowering children to take responsibility for their health

Ess, Ess/ Eat, Eat!
The Kosher Gourmet
By Joe Yonan

A cook's best friend, with a Middle Eastern vibe

Consumer Intelligence
7 Things You Should Never Buy at Dollar Stores
By Bob Niedt

These discount retailers stock plenty of bargains, but some of the merchandise isn't worth the buck

[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

Pat Bagley

Nate Beeler

Lisa Benson

David Fitzsimmons

David Fitzsimmons BONUS!

Bob Gorrell

Dave Granlund

Steve Kelley

Joe Heller

Jimmy Margulies

Rick McKee

Steve Sack

Kevin Siers

Scott Stantis

Gary Varvel

Adam Zyglis

Michael Ramirez

[ T O D A Y  I N  H I S T O R Y ]

On this day in . . .

1056, Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill, dying suddenly a few days later, without children to succeed the throne, ending the Macedonian dynasty

1422, Henry VI, becomes King of England at the age of 9 months

1803, explorer Meriwether Lewis departed Pittsburgh, sailing down the Ohio River; he joined up with William Clark in Louisville, Ky., the following October. (The next year, Lewis and Clark began their famous expedition toward the Pacific coast.)

1864, during the American Civil War, Union forces led by General William T. Sherman launch an assault on Atlanta

1881, the first U.S. tennis championships (for men) were played, in Newport, R.I.

1888, Mary Ann Nichols was found murdered in London's East End in what is generally regarded as the first slaying committed by "Jack the Ripper"

1897, Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector

1920, the first radio news program broadcast by station 8MK in Detroit

1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Neutrality Act, or Senate Joint Resolution No. 173, which he calls an "expression of the desire . . . to avoid any action which might involve [the U.S.] in war." The signing came at a time when newly installed fascist governments in Europe were beginning to beat the drums of war

1941, the radio program "The Great Gildersleeve" debuted on NBC

1944, the British 8th Army breaks through the Germans' "Gothic Line," a defensive line drawn across northern Italy

1951, following a hiking and mountain climbing trip through Asia, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas issues a statement calling for the recognition of the communist People's Republic of China. His comments touched off an angry partisan debate in the U.S. Senate

1955, William G. Cobb of the General Motors Corp. (GM) demonstrates his 15-inch-long "Sunmobile," the world's first solar-powered automobile, at the General Motors Powerama auto show held in Chicago

1959, Brooklyn Dodgers left-hander Sandy Koufax strikes out 18 batters, setting a new National League record for most strikeouts in a single game

1967, Senate Preparedness Investigating Committee issues a call to step up bombing against the North, declaring that McNamara had "shackled" the air war against Hanoi, and calling for "closure, neutralization, or isolation of Haiphong"

1978, William and Emily Harris, founders of the Symbionese Liberation Army, plead guilty to the 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst

1980, Poland's Solidarity labor movement was born with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day-old strike

1986, the Soviet passenger ship Admiral Nakhimov collided with a merchant vessel in the Black Sea, causing both vessels to sink; up to 448 people reportedly died

1994, the Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire

1997, Diana, Princess of Wales and her "companion", Dodi Al-Fayed, and driver Henri Paul die as a result of a car crash in Paris

2004, practitioners of that "religion of peace" praised Allah as they blew up two buses in Beersheba, Israel, killing 16 passengers. A female practioner of that "religion of peace" strapped with explosives blew herself up outside a busy Moscow subway station, killing 10 people

2006, Iran defied a U.N. deadline to stop enriching uranium. ALSO: Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream is recovered from a raid by Norwegian police. AND: President George W. Bush, addressing an American Legion convention in Salt Lake City, predicted victory in the war on terror, likening the struggle against Islamic fundamentalism with the fight against Nazis and communists

2008, with Hurricane Gustav approaching New Orleans, Mayor Ray Nagin pleaded with the last of its residents to get out, imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on those who were staying and warned looters they would be sent directly to prison

2010, President Barack Obama ended the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, declaring no victory after seven years of bloodshed and telling those divided over the war in his country and around the world: "It is time to turn the page."

2013, U.S. President Barack Obama, in a TV speech from the White House Rose Garden, said , "Ten days ago, the world watched in horror as men, women and children were massacred in Syria in the worst chemical weapons attack of the 21st century." He said the United States had presented a "powerful case" that the Syrian government was responsible for the attack and was ready to take military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. It was just empty words

2014, on the Sunday talk shows, leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they said were growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil

2015, President Barack Obama, opening a three-day visit to Alaska, painted a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change wasn't dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict broke out across the globe. ALSO: The State Department released roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Clinton's emails, including about 150 emails that were censored because they contained information deemed classified. AND: Frazier Glenn Miller, a white supremacist who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites, gave jurors in Olathe, Kansas, a Nazi salute after they convicted him of murder and other charges for the shootings. (The same jury sentenced Miller to death.)

[ I N S I G H T ]

Jonah Goldberg: In denouncing alt-right, Hillary treads where GOP will not

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd: Least Competent Criminals

Lenore Skenazy: Is the Walk to School Really So Terrifying?

Byron York: Hillary bleachbits her past

Michelle Malkin: Colorado's Anti-Fracking Crackup

Paul Greenberg: Bye-bye, kudzu, or: The South will rise again

Robert Samuelson: How the snooze economy is helping Hillary

Declassified by Eli Lake: Obama's CIA director wants to stick around for Clinton

Craig Timberg & Andrea Peterson: Could hackers tip an American election? You bet

Fred Barnes Anti-Hillary Dems: Why aren't there any?

Walter Williams: Economic Conspiracies

Thomas Sowell: A Gem in Chicago

Dry Bones

Mallard Filmore

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