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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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 18, 2012/ 23 Teves, 5772

The Bain of Our Existence

By Ron Hart




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The Bain of Mitt Romney's existence now comes from an unlikely source: a fellow Republican. But in Monday's GOP debate, Romney defended free-market capitalism well.

Newt Gingrich, the "smartest guy in the room" (just ask him), has put forth the pandering and preposterous premise that what Mitt Romney did at venture capital firm Bain was somehow bad. His narrative, which the leftist media is all too willing to amplify, goes against the very core of what I thought was the philosophy of the Republican Party.

Newt, I like you, but you have let your thirst for power overwhelm what you know to be right. It is time to exit stage right (as an inducement, there is a buffet backstage). It's time to return to what you do best, finding younger and healthier wives and giving "advice as a historian" to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in exchange for millions of taxpayer dollars --- which in no way should be confused for lobbying by using one's political connections.

Newt proves that once someone is in Washington too long, capitalism becomes crony capitalism, even for Republicans. That is why, like diapers, politicians need to be changed regularly -- and for the same reason.

I did not even mind when Newt sat on the couch with Nancy Pelosi and said that both parties want to help the environment. I can understand being filmed on a couch with the odious and objectionable Pelosi; Newt was young and needed the money. This proved false the premise that conservatives do not care about conservation. We hunt, fish, camp and live in more rural areas than most liberals, so nature is more important to us. We just do not believe in throwing government money at Al Gore's harebrained theories on global warming.

CNN and Obama's other press agents were all too happy to take their cue from Newt and look into Bain Capital's less successful ventures in South Carolina. In its pursuit of "objective journalism," for which it is so well known, CNN consulted an unbiased source for an opinion on Republican Mitt Romney: the president of Local 7898 United Steel Workers Union.

For Obama or Newt to quibble over private capital, invested by Mitt Romney's Bain Capital for themselves and their willing investors, should be a losing strategy. Yet I am astonished what some people fall for when the envy card is played.

Private capital firms are only paid when they succeed, a perplexing concept for politicians. Over the years Bain created more than 100,000 jobs and saved many companies. Focusing on the few bad deals is like going back in time to harp on Joe DiMaggio's strikeouts. To me, what Newt did to capitalism by touting the shallow Obama line on Bain was a very disappointing, shameful act of desperation.

When Obama forced GM to agree to a loan repayment structure favoring the unions over secured bondholders, he contradicted more 200 years of business law. Hundreds of automobile dealerships closed; tens of thousands of workers lost their jobs; and brands like Saturn, Hummer and Pontiac were killed. However, Bill Clinton has shown keen interest in the Hummer.

Have you noticed that industries with perpetual bankruptcy problems are usually heavily unionized---steel in this case, airlines, GM/car manufacturers, etc.? Unions have now bankrupted baked goods company Hostess. Republicans can pick up the pieces; Herman Cain will handle all Ho-Hos and Newt will marry the Twinkies. Even bankrupt businesses find interested suitors eventually.

The media examines Romney's business record, which shows great returns for pension funds and willing investors ($66 billion are entrusted to Bain Capital now), and I am sure they will do the same for "community organizer" Obama. The Southside Chicago neighborhoods (Altgeld Gardens/Roseland) where he first practiced his craft are worse now than when he left them. They have gangs, unemployment at more than twice the national average, and businesses running from the area to more friendly places — in short, the Obama legacy.

Community organizing (as defined by Saul Alinsky in Rules for Radicals where he said a successful organizer should be "an abrasive agent to rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; to fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expressions") is Obama's past. It is also his campaign plan for the fall, so just get ready for it.

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JWR contributor Ron Hart grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal.

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Previously:

Confusing Obama and 'Go Bama'

E-conning the Public, Washington Spending, and Other Shell Games

Looking Back at 2011

Kim Jong Il: North Koreans Love You Long Time --- it's Mandatory

What the MF-- Global?

The GOP Primaries: The Adultery of Hope

No Thankfulness at Thanksgiving for the OWS Crowd

Cain Mutiny, or a ‘High-tech Lynching?’

Slipping into an Envy-ocracy

An honest, if unconventional, assessment of those vying to wipe that smirk off Obama's smug mug

The Unwashed Masses Descend on New York City

Obama ‘pivots to jobs’ --- his

Washington: Blame No One. Do Something!

Our Debt Problems: Politicians Extend and Pretend

No Child Left --- To the Left

Dems' debt ceiling demagoguery

Golf Summit --- I Like Spike(s)

Nancy Pelosi Finally Demands a Weiner Probe

The porkulus political payback project

Schwarzenegger, please!

An ILL Wind for Business --- Boeing, Boeing Gone?

Osama's 72 Virgins --- and Obama's 72 Versions

Bin Laden was taken out by seals and now sleeps with the fishes

Trump: Got 99 problems, but rich ain't one

Why you should see the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ movie

Why The Donald trumps the Bamster

O-Bomb-A

Mid-East Megalomaniacal Despots on the Run

Truther or Dare

Facebook ‘Un-friends’ Our Increasingly Regulation-burdened Capital Markets

Egyptians Unfriend Mubarak

Hold 'em liable --- the colleges, that is

Follow your Hart in a look back at 2010

GOP wins in showdown

WikiLeaks --- Danger or Disinfectant?

The Angle of the Rangel

Where We Let Terrorists Really Hurt Us

Time to starve the spending beast

The TSA: We Do Chicken Right!

A Red Wave

No Juan Left Behind at NPR

Capitalism in Time Saves Mine

The Broader Picture of What These Elections Mean

Dem-moralized: ‘Dead Fish’ taken to the trash cant

Ships Passing in the Night

Obamanomics continue to add up . . . for Republicans

She had Tiger by the tail: If Elin did not get Tiger's money, Obama would have


© 2010 Ron Hart

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