In this issue

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 March 20, 2014 / 18 Adar II, 5774

$50 Million for an all-nighter

By Ron Hart

JewishWorldReview.com | Right out of an episode of "House of Cards," about half of Senate Democrats did what a big donor wanted. They pulled an all-nighter to give lip service to global warming. Hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer (playing the role of Tusk) is said to be giving Democrats $50 million for their stunt.

"We're not going to rest until there is action on the most pressing issue of our time, which is climate change," said Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz. The whole thing was a real Schatz show.

If it's so important, why couldn't Harry Reid muster the rest of his 55 senators to take part in the theatrics?

Global warming is an unpopular issue. Moocher Democrats voted for Obama to get free health care, not so they would have to pay more to fill up their new Cadillac Escalades with gas.

The party that says it is "for the middle class" continues to raise the middle-class cost of living by raising energy prices with their meddling. Regulations cost consumers $1.8 trillion a year (equal to 11 percent of gross domestic product), which means higher bills for utilities, gas and transportation for the average person. Limousine liberals rarely see gas prices because they rarely fill up their own limos.

To Democrats, not spending trillions to fix this climate change "crisis" of theirs is "immoral to future generations" - this from the party that continues to saddle our kids with $18 trillion in debt (and counting) caused by selfish spending.

I'm not certain about global warming, but I look good in shorts so I won't fret it. Wasting trillions to fix a leftist-driven, trumped-up "crisis" is nuts; it is not using our resources sensibly. Liberals believe it is wise to overpay for fuel, causing tens of thousands of energy workers to lose their jobs just so a caribou in Alaska does not have to look at a pipeline.

In the go-along-to-get-along world of government and its sister, higher education, one must toe the party line: Global warming is happening, and our "leaders" must insert themselves and tax us to pretend they stopped it. Their promotions depend on chanting the religion of climate-change true believers. In fact, all those who preach the religion of global warming, like professors and political cronies of government, etc., have something to gain by advancing the narrative. They advance "global warming" so they can globally fleece others.

Remember other fashionable worries that never panned out, like Y2K and acid rain? What was the last fear government propagated that actually happened? A phony crisis is created, and government demands our tax money to "fix" problems that do not exist. The more theoretical and less-quantifiable the boogey monster, the better.

Democrats declared that the best health care system in the world was "broken." Then they created a "fix" that has made it far worse. Has the Affordable Care Act made health care more affordable?

To believe all the propaganda, you have to subscribe to the following: The Earth is warming (and not naturally, as in the Ice Age), man is causing it, discredited organizations that collected "data" to support the theory are right to a fraction of a degree Fahrenheit, and politicians are so smart that if we give them more money they can change the temperature of the Earth.

The United Nations, which is promoting global warming as a shakedown excuse, recently leaked a U.N. study said that solar activity played a greater role in global warming than originally thought. Wow - the sun? It's always the last place you think to look, ain't it?

John Kerry made alarmist global warming speeches recently, calling it "a weapon of mass destruction." I guess that means we will be invading the climate soon.

The media and the Left bully people into believing the theory by saying, "The science is settled." Then they set about calling those who do not cower in line with them "flat-earthers," which is the kind of arrogant, derisive statement at which the Left is particularly good. But, keep in mind, Dems are saying 97 percent of scientists believe in man-made global warming.

In the 16th century, 97 percent of scientists thought the world was flat. So, if someone is a "flat-earther," he believes in the scientific consensus and not what became the truth. Thus, challenging the scientific consensus makes you the opposite of a "flat-earther."

The temperature of the Earth averages 59 degrees and has maybe increased one half of one degree. But politicians know better than the Earth what its temperature should be. They are just that smart. So let's go with Joe Biden's hunch on this one.

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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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