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June 18, 2003
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Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.   —   Groucho Marx

ABOUT JWR'S FUTURE

Not long ago, I found myself in the office of a corporate CEO. This fellow is known as a philanthropist, and I was trying for YEARS to meet with him.

After exchanging pleasantries, he became very serious. "If your own readers don't support you," he asked from behind his wide mahogany desk, "then why should I?"

Was the question insensitive? Obviously. But he had a point.

Unlike the CEO, there should be no reason for me to make a "pitch" to you about what JWR is --- and why it needs support.

We defend the values YOU hold dear and do so with elegance and eloquence.

And yet - and yet, we need more and more of our readers to care -- that means you, all of you -- that we have the resources to keep on keeping on. (I'm SINCERELY grateful to those who have contributed!)

Donate Now!

For those who aren't aware, JWR is not some multi-million dollar company.

To be blunt: We need your help and we need it now.

As much as I like to think positively -- it's my nature -- there comes a time when reality sets in. After discussing JWR's situation with "experts," we decided on a few possible scenarios. Here they are. We could

1) reduce our publishing schedule to twice or three times weekly.

2) become a subscription-only service with a semi-annual charge

3) offer free and "premium" tracks, which would require a fee

4) spruce up our advertising by adding pop-ups. (They are annoying, but they pay well.)

I would like things to stay the way they are, but without funding it's an impossibility.

What we have NO intention of doing is folding. We know the impact we are having in the cultural debate. And, then, there all of those warm letters we receive.

I am NOT asking you to stop reading if you can't make a donation. But I AM reassuring you that you need not be embarrassed if you can only give a small amount.

Whatever the amount, it will be greatly appreciated. At this point, ANYTHING, and I do mean ANYTHING, is better than nothing. Let's not be forced to change how JWR is run.

I've quoted the CEO. Now, let me quote a reader, James Graper: "Should I trust you with my mind but not my money?"

Donations are tax deductible.

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In gratitude and friendship,
Binyamin L. Jolkovsky,
Editor in Chief


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reality check
Keep American troops
out of Israel

By Edward I. Koch

Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, has proposed that American troops, with or without the assistance of United Nations forces, patrol the border between Israel and the West Bank and Gaza. This would be a serious mistake.

wake up call!
Scanning the road map scorecard
By Michael Freund

For the sake of the Middle East and its future, let's take a moment and engage in a brief intellectual exercise.

the games of life
Ask Wendy
By Wendy Belzberg

Sensitivity for non-mourners?; criticism sounds sour note; clichéd situation with very real problem
~~~
Wacky and wise, our pundette will answer almost any question!




[ D A I L Y  I N S P I R A T I O N ]

Loving Kindness: Daily lessons that will transform you A Monumental Act (BRAND NEW SERIES!)

[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

One Big Happy (NEW, FAMILY-FRIENDLY STRIP!)
Mallard Fillmore
Gary Varvel
Joe Heller
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Steve Kelley
David Cox
Michael Ramirez
Wayne Stayskal

(Attention working columnists and editorial cartoonists: Think you have what it takes to be featured on JWR? Drop us a note by clicking here. Readers, please make suggestions, as well.)

[ L I F E S T Y L E S ]

Computer Answer Man by James Coates: Restore missing Word task bars in a normal way; computer was zapped, how to fix it; spell check won't upgrade

Evan Weiner: Why is Jason Kidd being criticized while his owners aren't?

Debunking a credit information hoax

Bragging rights are yours if you can pull it off — and you can

Everyday Cheapskate: What do you earn when you're self-employed?

Dr. Peter Gott: How to respond to a medical error

Bruce Williams on JWR: Delete eBay as a new business option; cut kid loose --- now!

[ I N S I G H T ]

Michelle Malkin: Charles "Show Me the Money" Moose

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

David Grimes: Cats, TV not a good mix

Mike Barnicle: Hillary violates my right to privacy

Wesley Pruden: Yellow dogs and Miss Nightingale (BITING!)

Dennis Prager: More innocents die when we don't have capital punishment

Kathleen Parker: Jessica Lynch: From 'Go Girl' to 'Get Girl'

Joe Scarborough: CBS courtship of Pfc. Lynch: Big media tries to win the heart of a teenage girl

Robert W. Tracinski: The Hazards of a Smoke-Free Environment

Wendy McElroy: A Conscientious Objector to the Gender War

Dick Morris: Times not a-changing

Jonah Goldberg: Rich-poor divide shows poverty is relative

David Warren: Persian carpet (STELLAR!)


HARRY POTTER THIEVES SPOIL BOOK'S ENDING
Reveal key plot twist during nine-hour interrogation  
—  Andy Borowitz

Terry Eastland: A judge shows he can set aside his strong views

Joel Mowbray: Bush, State Dept. at odds over democracy protests in Iran

Tony Blankley: No reason to feel defensive about criticism of the war on terrorism (OUCH!)

David Limbaugh: Homeschoolers in the trenches

Walter Williams: Protecting the environment

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Find Jewish Learning in Your Area
Previously:

Ruth Wisse: Jews and Anti-Jews

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.: UNDESIRABLE INFLUENCE

David Warren: Hunting season

Judy Lash Balint: The Sabbath after

The Jewish Ethicist: Q. Is it permissible for providers of vital services to go on strike?

Jonathan Tobin: Trading Places

Burt Prelutsky: The flag and I

Binyamin L. Jolkovsky: WAKE UP CALL! (WARNING! Not for the apathetic or squeamish)

Eve Tushnet: School Vouchers and the Myth of Neutrality

Dennis Prager: Only a Palestinian civil war will bring peace

Charles Krauthammer: Shades of Oslo

Joel Mowbray: The will to go on

Michael Freund: RISE UP, REPUBLICANS!

Cal Thomas: REKINDLING THE FIRES OF AUSCHWITZ

Jeff Jacoby: BIGOTRY AND THE 'ROAD MAP'

Cal Thomas: The Threat Among Us

Mona Charen: The suffering Palestinians

Victor J. Wishna: Hip-Hop Mameleh

Jennifer Seigel: Why has a new kosher cookbook sold over 24,000 copies in a week?

Michael Freund: Bush's Choice: Powell or the Prophets? (IMPORTANT!)

Five Towns Radio

Doug Marlette: How do you say "freedom of speech" in Arabic?

Nadia Matar: Jane in Jerusalem

Bill Bennett, Jack Kemp, and Jeane Kirkpatrick: Twenty Facts about Israel and the Middle East (IMPORTANT!)

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