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Weekend of November 7-9, 2014

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"A book gives knowledge, but it is life that gives understanding."

--- Jewish saying


[ T O P  S T O R I E S ]

Alternative reality: Why we misunderstand faith
By Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein

South Africa's Chief Rabbi on what religion is not, though for many it has become

Deceptively simple language; PROFOUND concepts

Reality Check
Terror (De)central: How to stop the jihadis before they win
By Caroline B. Glick

Yes, the terrorists' battle plan has changed. Indeed, it appears to be working

Everything's Realative

By Jordan "Gorf" Gorfinkel

Deep Meaningful Conversation: A generational divide

Save/Improve Your Marriage
Change your spouse with 4 simple techniques
By Wendy Jessen

Don't think of this as manipulation

Smart Living
When One Spouse Retires Before the Other
By Jane Bennett Clark

What a couple must do now to prevent their lives from spiraling out of control

Consumer Intelligence
Best and Worst Buys of November 2014
By Cameron Huddleston

You'll find cookware, computers, televisions, toys and more on sale this month

Gezunt/ On Health
How Time Of Day Influences Cancer Test Results
By Susan Scutti

Read this BEFORE checking for serious diseases

Since Tamiflu Is (Apparently) Not Working, Here Are Some Natural Flu Remedies Instead
By Justin Caba

What your doctor may not tell you

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

Potent and aromatic, this soup is a sumptuous symphony of sweet, savory and spicy

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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

Eric Allie
Robert Arial
Lisa Benson
Cameron Cardow
John Deering
Glenn Foden
Bob Gorrell
David Hitch
Taylor Jones
Steve Kelley
Rick McKee
Drew Sheneman
Scott Stantis
Dana Summers
Gary Varvel
Larry Wright
Adam Zyglis
Michael Ramirez

[ L I F E S T Y L E S ]

Tech Q&A: Why your PC can't find your e-mail; Outlook-compatible apps for iPhones and iPads

Ask Doctor K by Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D.: Use precautions when taking acetaminophen

Bruce Williams on JWR: Marketplace is still a smart bet for retirement savings; rent rule of thumb

Marilyn Penn: Disgraced --- Misplaced Pulitzer

Rachel Raskin-Zrihen: When did we fall through the looking glass?

[ T O D A Y  I N  H I S T O R Y ]

On this day in . . .

1665, The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published

1805, the Lewis and Clark Expedition arrived at the Pacific Ocean

1861, former U.S. President John Tyler was elected to the Confederate House of Representatives (However, Tyler died before he could take his seat)

1874, a cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party

1910, the first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse

1916, Jeannette Rankin, A REPUBLICAN, is the first woman elected to the United States Congress

1917 - The Gregorian calendar date of the October Revolution, which gets its name from the Julian calendar date of 25 October. On this date in 1917, the Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace

1919, the first Palmer Raid is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in twenty-three different U.S. cities

1929, in New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public

1941, during World War II: Soviet hospital ship Armenia is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking

1962, Richard Nixon, having lost California's gubernatorial race, held what he called his "last press conference," telling reporters, "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore."

1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

1973, Congress overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval

1983, a bomb explodes inside the United States Capitol. No people are harmed, but an estimated $250,000 in damage is caused

1987, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Douglas Ginsburg withdrew his 9-day-old candidacy following criticism of his judicial ethics and his disclosure that he had used marijuana

1991, Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and retires from the NBA

1994, WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world's first internet radio broadcast

2000, in one of the closest U.S. presidential elections, Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore wound up in almost a dead heat with Bush declared the winner more than a month later following turmoil over the disputed Florida vote that ultimately involved the U.S. Supreme Court

2001, the Bush administration targeted Osama bin Laden's multi million-dollar financial networks, closing businesses in four states, detaining U.S. suspects and urging allies to help choke off money supplies in 40 nations. ALSO: At the White House, President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair confidently offered back-to-back pledges of victory, no matter how long it took

2011, a Los Angeles jury found Dr. Conrad Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of pop star Michael Jackson. Murray, sentenced to four years in prison, was accused of causing the singer's death by giving him anesthesia and sedatives to help him sleep and then failing to come to his aid when he was in distress. (Murray was released after two years.)

2013, seeking to calm a growing furor, President Barack Obama told NBC News he was "sorry" Americans were losing health insurance plans that he repeatedly had said they could keep under his health care law, but he stopped short of apologizing for making those promises in the first place. ALSO: The U.S.Food and Drug Administration said companies that produce food would be required to gradually phase out trans fats, a major contributor to heart disease. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said getting artery-clogging trans fats -- used to increase shelf life and improve taste and texture -- out of the food supply could potentially prevent 20,000 heart attacks and thousands of deaths each year.

[ I N S I G H T ]

Wesley Pruden: Trying to be gracious on a bitter night

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd: Names in the News

Argus Hamilton: The News in Zingers

Lenore Skenazy: Who Says the Camera Doesn't Lie?

Greg Crosby: The Maltese Actor

Ron Hart: Hillary is a gaffe machine that rivals Joe Biden

White House predicts GOP might 'change their tune' after landslide victory

Blame This Guy For The Internet's Cat Craze

Suzanne Fields: Republican Wonder Women Ride the Wave to Washington

Charles Ortel: Dem elders must bring Obama and his unelected advisers back from the brink of irretrievable disgrace

Jonah Goldberg: Maybe Big Data should play smaller role in our politics

Paul Greenberg: The morning after, Or: Notes on another swing of the pendulum

Linda Chavez: GOP Victory Was Easy, Now the Hard Part

Diana West: How the GOP establishment plans to steal your election

David Limbaugh: How the GOP Should Deal With Obama's Incorrigibility

Rich Lowry: A tired party

Michael Reagan: Riding the Wave

Michelle Malkin: Make D.C. Listen: Voters Reject Illegal Alien Rewards

Mona Charen: The Triumph of De-Demonizing

Charles Krauthammer: Who says the GOP won?

Mallard Filmore

Dry Bones

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