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  • Mrs. Bennett’s Basic Table Manners

    Mrs. Bennett's Basic Table Manners 1. Napkin in the lap. 2. Drink from the glass or glasses to the right over the knife. 3. Your bread and butter plate and salad plate is to the left over the fork. (The memory trick for this is “BMW”: Bread, Meal, Water.) 4.…

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  • We Have a Moral Divide, Not a Racial One

    As we await protests and riots scheduled for Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere if a grand jury in Missouri does not indict the white officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager, a little moral clarity is called for. For decades now, we have been told that there is…

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  • BEWARE THE STATUS QUO

    President Obama's proclamation of executive amnesty for illegal immigrants amounts to an outrageous power-grab and sets a dangerous trap for the GOP. Republicans can't come across as stubborn defenders of the dysfunctional status quo: even if they rolled back every detail of the new White House initiative, our broken immigration…

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  • WHEN DISCRIMINATION IS APPROPRIATE

    Islamic extremists in Kenya complain about harsh treatment from the government, even as they perpetrate horrific attacks that make such discrimination logical and necessary. In late November, militants fired on a bus with bullets and rocket propelled grenades. They then separated non-Muslim passengers and forced them to lie on the…

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  • PROUD TO SHOW THE WORLD CELEBRATIONS OF BUTCHERY

    Beyond the unspeakable brutality of the crime itself, the most shocking aspect of the Jerusalem synagogue massacre involved the reaction of Palestinian mobs throughout Gaza and the West Bank. Crowds surged into the street in celebration, handing out candies, setting off firecrackers, and wielding axes to honor the killers who…

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  • Excusing—and Celebrating—Savagery

    In efforts to explain the savage, senseless butchery of the Jerusalem synagogue massacre, left-leaning commentators referred to “provocation” and a so-called “cycle of violence” involving both sides. Even the president of the United States strained to sound even-handed in the face of a shameless display of Islamist barbarity. “Too many…

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  • USING LIES TO JUSTIFY TERROR

    In efforts to explain the Jerusalem synagogue massacre, left-leaning commentators refer to “Jewish provocation” and a so-called “cycle of violence” involving both sides. They cite the destruction in this summer's Gaza War –a conflict that only began in response to incessant Hamas rocket attacks, and ended as soon as those…

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  • IN 1492, COLUMBUS DISCOVERED….A MOSQUE?!

    Leftwing activists want to replace Columbus Day with “Indigenous Peoples Day” but the President of Turkey might prefer “Islamic Explorers Day.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a delegation of Latin American Muslims that Islamic sailors discovered the New World in 1178, insisting that when Columbus arrived “the religion of Islam was…

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  • WILL NEW SLEEPING BAGS REALLY HELP THE HOMELESS?

    WILL NEW SLEEPING BAGS REALLY HELP THE HOMELESS?

    Good intentions hardly guarantee good results, as a young activist in Seattle is about to discover. Eddie Wang, a recent graduate of University of Washington, is raising money to provide comfortable new sleeping bags for all homeless people in the Seattle area – an estimated 3,000 of them. He's half-way…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    This week's Latin Tuesday lesson courtesy of David Wilezol: Horace – Odes, Book 3 Poem 4 Vis consili expers mole ruit sua “Power without wisdom falls by its own weight” Brought to you by www.billbennett.com

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