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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Jan. 12, 2010 / 26 Teves 5770

How Harry Got His Groove Back

By Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spent the weekend trying to finesse the news that he told "Game Change" authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann in 2008 that he believed Barack Obama could win the White House, as he was a "light-skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." Reid opined that Obama's race would help him more than hurt him win the Democratic nomination.


Some liberals have come to the defense of the pasty-faced white guy who speaks with his foot in his mouth, even when he doesn't want to.


They say that Reid simply was saying what many people think, with no racist intent. Others argue that the matter is settled, as President Obama accepted Reid's apology.


OK, but if Reid said nothing wrong, why did he call Obama to apologize for his "poor choice of words" and for "offending any and all Americans, especially African-Americans"? And why did Obama release a statement announcing that he "accepted Harry's apology without question" — instead of stating there was no need for an apology?


Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has called on Reid to resign his Senate leadership post, just as Trent Lott resigned his GOP leadership post in 2002 after he praised the 1948 segregationist presidential campaign of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond at Thurmond's 100th birthday party. An RNC missive denounced the Democrats' "double standard."


They forget that Republicans were the main force in pushing for Lott's resignation. Or, as a headline in the Dec. 16, 2002 online version of the conservative Weekly Standard exclaimed, "Someone please stop him."


It was different in 2007 when then-Sen. Joe Biden said of Obama in 2007, "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy." Biden later said he regretted offending people, and went on to become Obama's running mate.


And let us not forget the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who was caught on a Fox News hot microphone dissing Obama for "talking down to black people." Jackson also said he wanted to snip Obama's privates.

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Two worse examples: California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante used the wrong n-word at a Black History Month event in 2001. Nonetheless, the Democrat was re-elected. Ditto Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.V., a former Ku Klux Klan member, who used the n-word to refer to whites without becoming the focus of a civil rights campaign to defeat him.


I won't whine that it's not fair that Democrats can get away with racially insensitive remarks. It's just a fact of life that the Al Sharptons of the world will give Democrats the benefit of the doubt when they inadvertently say what they think, while they will use gaffes as a club against Republicans. When Republicans try to use gaffes against the Dems, they fail.


The biggest losers are those African-Americans who, when applying for a job or shopping, have to deal with insidious prejudice far worse than the word play that has become the chew toy of partisan dogs.


Reid told a press conference Monday that he does not want to "dwell" on this brouhaha, but will "continue doing my work for the African-American community." Actually, Senator, I think you've done enough.

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