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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 March 22, 2012/ 28 Adar, 5772

Obama's Campaign Theme: Taxation and Demonization

By Ron Hart




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Obama will be a formidable candidate with all the money plaintiffs' lawyers and public sector unions will be giving him. It is estimated that unions alone will shovel more than $400 million his way. Well, actually one guy will be shoveling the money while five others just stand around and watch.

It was not a good week for the President; oil prices continued to skyrocket. He even took time from fund-raising trips, golf, and filling out his NCAA Basketball Tournament brackets (odd how he carefully studied all 64 schools and picked those in swing states like Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina and Kentucky for his Final Four) to lift some EPA regulations on refining. There is nothing better Obama can do for you than to waive his own regulations on your behalf.

The good news is that he plans to "get on" this oil price thing as soon as he fills out his Masters Golf Tournament pool. As we know, "getting on it" means Obama makes speeches blaming someone else.

In celebrating his fourth St. Patrick's Day as President, he has, ironically, not created any green jobs. Obama has proven to be an awful crony capitalist, sending our money to his friends in the green energy sphere with little chance for a positive outcome.

As de facto head of GM - Government Motors - he also drew on his valuable community organizing experience to start pushing the Chevy Volt on the public. No matter how "green" women say they are, not one of them wants to be picked up for a date in an electric car the size of a Kelvinator.

Because it catches on fire, the Chevy Volt has had dismal sales and GM has halted production. For the first two months of the year only 1,626 Volts were sold, and half of those probably went to Brad Pitt, George Clooney and people they met at parties looking to impress them. Since they never planned to drive them, I can only surmise they put their Volts on their backyard decks and used them to barbecue in a "green" way.

Our government sank over $3 billion of taxpayer money into the Volt in the form of grants and subsidies. This brought our average cost to $250,000 for a car they were trying to sell for $39,195 (and, of course, there is another $7,500 give-away, should they sell one, in the form of a tax credit). So Government Motors, instead of lowering the price to generate demand for the product, just stopped production. Perhaps the thinking is: "Yes, the car costs $250,000 and we net $31,695 for it, but we can make that up in volume."

Only the government gets away with thinking like that, in a business model developed by the U.S. Postal Service.

With mounting, independent accounting evidence that ObamaCare is going to cost twice what he said it would (he said it would not add a penny to the deficit so two time nothing should be zero) and that it will not make healthcare more affordable or efficient, Obama soldiers on. Estimates now have gone from $900 billion to $1.7 trillion, even using the government's own traditional accounting tricks.

Yet to those who listen to his teleprompted, revisionist recounting of his own successes, he is amazing. He recently compared himself to Gandhi and Mandela in the same paragraph. He may be right about Gandhi -- both men, through their policies, helped create many jobs in India.

The only difference between Chicago politician Obama and Nelson Mandela is that Mandela spent years in prison and then got elected. Illinois politicians get elected and then spend years in prison.

Democratic former governor, and Obama-endorsed, Blagojevich was just sent to prison for 14 years. His hair will be sentenced separately. Chicago politician Blago went to jail defiantly, proclaiming that his sentence would soon be "overturned." I predict that he will be overturned in prison shortly after his debut party there, and that his conviction will not be.

As a result of all of this, Obama's numbers cratered eight points in the polls this week. You can always tell when Barack's poll numbers drop: Hillary Clinton starts picking out new pantsuits and getting her hair done.

Perhaps Obama's campaign slogan for 2012 should be, "Vote for me again. That whole 'Change' thing ain't what it's cracked up to be."

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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:

DNA and Me: Family Facts not Genome for Years

College for Everyone? Some Children Need to be Left Behind

Hope for the Hip-Hop-ocrisy at the Grammys

The Bain of Our Existence

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


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