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Jewish World Review
Oct. 31, 2002
Linda Chavez
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worth considering
Paul Wellstone and the
future of the Democrats

By David Twersky

We're not taking the cynics' view. Wellstone was by all accounts a remarkably sincere and dedicated man. The problem is that idealism and sincerity are, in and of themselves, not much of a political virtue.



reality-check
This Halloween, UNICEF treats you with new PR trick against Israel
By David Bedein


Unlike other agencies of the UN, UNICEF, to its credit, has kept its distance from the Middle East conflict.

Until now.






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WISDOM EACH DAY:
We do not have to be fragmented





[ L I F E S T Y L E S ]

Consumer Reports on JWR: Tread and true: Tire performance

Cousin calls on Saddam Hussein to resign

Dr. Peter Gott: Follow the bun; too many pickles can be dangerous; premarital AIDS test

Older children remember longer

Survival after heart failure has improved



[ I N S I G H T ]

Robert Tracinski: The rush from judgment

Richard Lederer: On language: Oxymoronology (FUN!)

David R. Kotok: Welcome to the world of an enlarged and open Europe (NEW CONTRIBUTOR!)

Michelle Kennedy: Zen and the Art of Duct Tape

Argus Hamilton's political zingers!

Roger Simon: Politicians - and the reporters who cover them -- are learning to sacrifice

Zev Chafets: Sharpton the patriot (OUCH!)

Tony Blankley: Watch this election's Wheel of Fate

Amity Shlaes: Local enforcer who has changed national laws

Capital Comment: Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world

Tresa McBee: Abused again: Domestic Violence Awareness Month's discrimination

Bill Schneider: Can a party without a message or a messenger still win?

Larry Elder: Black "blame America" anger does a number on the black psyche (COURAGEOUS!)

Jack Kemp: Criminalizing corporate behavior

Linda Chavez: Selective profiling

Ann Coulter: Media Muslim makeovers!

Cal Thomas: The election for which few care



[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

Mallard Filmore

Lurie's World

Jack Higgins

Gary Brookins

Gary Varvel

Bob Gorrell

John Deering

Joe Heller

(Att. working columnists and editorial cartoonists: Think you have what it takes to be featured on JWR? Drop us a note. And readers: We're always open for suggestions!)


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Previously:

Mark Steyn: Stop making excuses for Muslim extremists

Jonathan Tobin: A Pitcher and a Mentsh

Benjamin Smith: The mainstreaming of terrorist shills? NY Mayor Bloomberg appoints to Human Rights Commission counsel to Arab group accused of condoning terrorism

Michael Feldberg: The day President Van Buren helped rescue Syrian Jewry

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Whose Abraham?

Cal Thomas: The Jewish mission is far from finished

Diana West: Jihad as a First Amendment right

Daniel Pipes: The Snipers in context

Binyamin Netanyahu: There is only one way to establish a humane Middle East

Dennis Prager: A Jew defends evangelical Christians

Rabbi Benjamin Blech: Forgive the terrorists? (MUST-READ!)



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

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