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Monday, November 3, 2014

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"It's the miracle of love that reveals how opposites that compete with each, actually complete each other."

--- Rabbi David Aaron


[ T O P  S T O R I E S ]

Then and Now
Don't dare call it a Holocaust memorial: A 43, 000 sq ft museum costing tens of millions of dollars officially opens in Warsaw
By Anne Applebaum

Survivors and their descendants celebrate their place in Poland's history on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising

On Law
Supreme Court case involving child born to American Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem has Obama defending Bush policy he once denounced
By David G. Savage

High Court to hear case on presidential 'signing statements'

Reality Check
After the 'chickensh*t' stench clears
By Jonathan Tobin

Missing the larger point about the collapse of American foreign policy -- and Jewish support of Israel -- under Barack Obama

Holy Shiite!
Syrian rebels trained by US defect to Al-Qaeda after receiving weapons from America to fight ISIS, Assad
By Ruth Sherlock

The loss of a group that had been held up as an example of Western efforts to court moderate rebel factions is another humiliating blow for Obama

Build a Better Child
4 Ways to Know When to Medicate for Childhood Disorders
By Emily Christensen

Will medicine fix my child? As a therapist, one of the most common questions I get asked is how to know when to medicate a child for behavioral or psychological disorders. There are several red flags for when it is time to make that appointment

Consumer Intelligence
10 Great Cities for Starting a Business
By Stacy Rapacon

We've identified hot spots for budding entrepreneurs

8 Telecom Stocks With Big Dividend Yields
By Carolyn Bigda

Yields of telecom stocks have become even more attractive lately as speculation grows that the Federal Reserve will delay raising short-term interest rates because of the tepid global economy

Added Sugars Are Killing Us Slowly, And Food Companies Want To Keep It That Way
By Samantha Olson

Calories, sugars, fats, and carbohydrates have all been blamed for America's obesity epidemic. But as it turns out, the problem may have just been a matter of miscommunication this whole time, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the process of a nutrition fact labeling overhaul

Weird Science
4 Ways Science Can Predict If You'll Die Early
By Anthony Rivas

Although it's best not to worry about these things, if you're really interested in getting an estimate, here are four ways scientists have been able to predict death and aging

Ess, Ess/ Eat, Eat!
The Kosher Gourmet
By Tessa Huff

With oat crumble topping and dollop of sweetened creme fraiche, these are the best Apple Zucchini Muffins ever!

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[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

Ripleys Believe It Or Not!
Andy Capp
The Born Loser
Frank & Ernest
The Grizzwells
Moderately Confused
One Big Happy
Prickly City
The Wizard of Id

Nate Beeler
Lisa Benson
Chip Bok
Chip Bok BONUS!
John Deering
Bob Gorrell
Joe Heller
Jeff Koterba
Jimmy Margulies
Gary McCoy
Rick McKee
Rick McKee BONUS!
Rob Rogers
Bill Schorr
Jeff Stahler
Dana Summers
Gary Varvel
Michael Ramirez

[ L I F E S T Y L E S ]

Gary Lee Clothier: Stump Mr. Know-It-All

Ask Doctor K by Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D.: Our 'microbiome' may profoundly affect our health

Bruce Williams on JWR: Reverse mortgage can help stave off taxes; Will for the asset-less?

[ T O D A Y  I N  H I S T O R Y ]

On this day in . . .

1777, General George Washington is informed that a conspiracy is afoot to discredit him with Congress and have him replaced by General Horatio Gates. Thomas Conway, who would be made inspector general of the United States less than two months later on December 14, led the effort

1783, with American independence established, Congress ordered the Continental Army demobilized

1839, the first Opium War between China and Britain broke out

1900, the first significant car show in the United States began in New York City. The week-long event, held in Madison Square Garden, was organized by the Automobile Club of America. Fifty-one exhibitors displayed 31 automobiles along with various accessories. Among the fathers of the automobile present at the "Horseless Carriage Show" was automaker James Ward Packard, who had completed his first car the year before, and brought three of his Packards to exhibit to the public. The event also featured automotive demonstrations, such as braking and starting contests, and a specially built ramp to measure the hill-climbing ability of the various automobiles. Spectators paid 50 cents each to attend the event

1911, Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T

1913, America introduces an income tax

1928, Mickey Mouse appeared for the first time, with Walt Disney doing the voice of his soon-to-be-famous creation, in "Steamboat Willie," the first fully synchronized sound cartoon produced

1941, the Combine Japanese Fleet receive Top-Secret Order No. 1: In 34 days time, Pearl Harbor is to be bombed, along with Mayala, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines

1948, the Chicago Daily Tribune jumps the gun and mistakenly declares New York Governor Thomas Dewey the winner of his presidential race with incumbent Harry S. Truman in a front-page headline: "Dewey Defeats Truman."

1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 2, the second manmade satellite, into orbit; on board was a dog named "Laika" who was sacrificed in the experiment

1964, Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time

1979, five Communist Workers Party members were killed in a clash with heavily armed Ku Klux Klansmen and neo-Nazis during an anti-Klan protest in Greensboro, N.C.

1996, American entrepreneur Paul Tatum was shot to death on the steps of a Moscow subway station in what his relatives suspected was a contract slaying by the Russian mafia; the case remains unsolved

2001, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld met with his Russian counterpart in Moscow to discuss nuclear arsenal cuts, American plans for a missile defense system, and U.S.-Russian cooperation in the campaign against terror

2004, Hamid Karzai was declared the winner of Afghanistan's first-ever presidential election after a three-week probe into vote fraud found no grounds to invalidate his triumph. ALSO: Sgt. Charles Jenkins, who'd spent nearly 40 years in North Korea, pleaded guilty to deserting the U.S. Army in 1965. (He served 25 days in jail and was discharged.)

2005, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby, pleaded not guilty to a five-count felony indictment in the CIA leak case. (Turns out that he wasn't)

2009, the Republican Party, after a clobbering in 2008 at all levels, won the off-year governor's races in New Jersey and Virginia, the latter featuring a GOP sweep of statewide offices

2010, President Barack Obama acknowledged that Democrats took "a shellacking" in midterm elections

2012, hundreds of people, many dressed as Big Bird, marched in Washington to show support for the U.S. Public Broadcasting System

[ I N S I G H T ]

Jay Ambrose: GOPers must respond to hate and leftist analyses with poise and savvy and pray the elections aren't stolen

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd: The Continuing Crisis; The Miracle of Meth

Argus Hamilton: The News in Zingers

Man of the House by Chris Erskine: In marriage, what doesn’t kill you makes you older

Ann McFeatters: Does the Postal Service protect your privacy?

Bruce Bialosky: Dems, the Daddy Party

Jack Kelly: Dems deal race card

Star Parker: Well-financed Democrat Lies Won’t Confuse Blacks This Time

Martin Schram: It's time to end political dark money and de facto public campaign financing

David M. Shribman: The more things change: Tuesday's voters will be far more polarized than those of a generation ago

Jeff Jacoby: No wonder voters like a candidate who knows how to castrate hogs

George Will: A collapse of trust

Mallard Filmore

Dry Bones

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