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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
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. 22, 2014 / 21 Shevat, 5774

Obama 'Pivots' Again and the Seven Deadly D's

By Ron Hart




JewishWorldReview.com | With his poll numbers circling the drain, you will be happy to know that Obama is now "pivoting" his considerable community organizing talents to "economic equality." Equality? This from the "Executive Order President" who does not even believe in the equality of the three branches of government.

So Obama summons to the White House a group of people who presumably do not have income equality with someone else. His handlers pose them behind him as he announces his latest pivot. And nothing makes those economically disadvantaged people feel better than to be brought in to see the White House, a $250 million mansion with a staff of 500 that Obama lives in for free.

Just in his second term, Obama has already pivoted among immigration, gun control, climate change, college education, ObamaCare and now "equality" — whatever he interprets that to mean. Usually it involves a speech about spending more money. He is so serious about it that he has hired that South African sign language guy to interpret his upcoming State of the Statist Union speech for us. Keep in mind, the other nations that have focused on equality are Cuba and North Korea; all their citizens are equally worse off.

So far, he has "pivoted" to employment about 17 times. 65% of African-American males are not working, the greatest number in modern times, but in his mind Obama has solved that problem for his solid voting bloc. We have the lowest rate of participation in the workforce in thirty years; most have just given up on finding work. An historic 47 million Americans are on food stamps. Most have found the government "safety net" to be a nice hammock. These are known as core Democrat voters. The more you create of them, the easier it is to get elected.

Obama, the master of pivoting, has done it so often I am surprised he has not been called for traveling. When things you try go poorly, you announce to your press office (NBC, ABC, CBS, PMSNBC, et al.) that you are now going to "pivot" to some other problem. Then they obediently go out with a story that frames your most recent pivot and lead it for you like a pulling guard for O.J. Simpson when he played at USC. The media then gins up stories about the subject, in this case "economic equality," with studies given them by the White House.

He also gets vapid Hollywood stars to shill for him. Who better to trust with the important matter of your personal health insurance planning, or to rile up people about others who make "too much" money, than Will Ferrell? "The Wolf of Wall Street" depicts a Long Island, New York pump-and-dump operation that in no way resembles how investment firms operate. It is noble of Leonardo DiCaprio to take $10 million upfront for this movie, $20 million for "The Great Gatsby," and a percent of the movies' ongoing revenues in order to show us the excesses of greed---in others.

All too often, Republicans just follow Obama's "pivot" lead into his briar patch. After both sides were battered in the polls over the government shutdown and fiscal cliff standoff, Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are now cutting deals behind closed doors. They went from spirited debates and battling it out on principles to such a cozy relationship that it looks like they might adopt children together.

The arrogant presumption is that you have solved all the prior problems you have previously "pivoted to," so now it is time to focus your problem-solving talents on another vexing problem. If you keep moving the focus you are never held accountable, much like a side-street Three-card Monte dealer or a slick magician.

Their game plan can be summed up by the Seven Deadly Ds: Deceive, Distract, Deflect, Distort, Disseminate, Defame, and Destroy detractors.

Worry not. Obama has worn out his welcome and is a weakened president. He has no wagons left to circle, just dirty tricks to use to intimidate. If you don't vote his way, he threatens to come to your district and campaign for you. His pivot speeches can now be summed up as "all talk and no action" --- or as I called it in college, dating.


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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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