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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 April 3, 2006 /5 Nissan, 5766

The logical solution to immigration problem likely won't ever be implemented

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Susie Morales lives on a ranch west of Nogales. When she cooks supper, she keeps a rifle on the kitchen table, because her house has been broken into so often.


Susie used to offer food and water to illegal aliens crossing her property, but can't any more because what was once a trickle is now a flood, she told Leo Banks, who wrote about her and other south Arizona ranchers in National Review Online.


Stories like Susie's illustrate why there is so much anger in the debate on illegal immigration.


There are between 11 and 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States. At the low end, that's equivalent to the population of Michigan. At the upper, Ohio. That's reason enough to indict President Bush and his predecessors as far back as Jimmy Carter for dereliction of duty. As Michael Barone said: "The immigration issue shows us to be an attractive country with a vibrant economy and a government that seems on the verge of breakdown."


The first responsibility of nationhood is to provide security at the borders. The leaders of both political parties have failed us grotesquely. Worse, they seem not to care.


The other major feature of the immigration debate — dishonesty — was on display in the massive demonstrations held in Los Angeles and other cities the weekend of March 25-26 to protest the House-passed bill on border security.


The news media described these as rallies for "immigrant rights," but civil rights leader Joe Hicks demurs:


"Many Latino immigrant-rights organizers ...seem to be saying there is some inherent right being expressed when people sneak into the country, thumb their noses at the law, and make fools of those who wait patiently in foreign lands for visas to come to the United States," Mr. Hicks wrote in the Los Angeles Times. "What we are witnessing is not the birth of a new civil rights movement but the attempt to render meaningless the concept of border controls."


There were more Mexican than American flags at these rallies, but most were airbrushed out of news photos. Nor did most in the media mention these rallies were organized largely by radicals who hope to detach the Southwest from the United States and restore it to Mexico.


"If many thousands of illegal aliens marched in their zeal, many more millions of Americans of all different races and backgrounds watched — and seethed," wrote Victor Davis Hanson. "They were struck by... the spectacle of illegal alien residents lecturing citizen hosts on what was permissible in their own country."


A debate dominated on the Right by anger and on the Left by dishonesty is unlikely to produce a happy result. We need to take a deep breath, let passions cool, and face facts squarely.


The first and most important step is to gain control of our borders. With one glaring exception, the House bill is right on, as far as it goes. This includes the provision to build a fence along 700 miles of our 2,000 mile border with Mexico.


Barriers work, especially when they are covered by fire, or in this case, by observation. The Israeli wall has sharply reduced terror attacks within Israel.


The nutty provision in the House bill is the one that would make just being an illegal immigrant a felony.


A sign carried by many demonstrators read: "somos illegales, no somos criminales" (we're illegals, not criminals). To many Americans, this is a distinction without a difference.


It isn't. The mere fact of being here means illegals have broken the law. But the vast majority are no more criminals than you are, just because you got a speeding ticket.


The overwhelming majority of illegals are decent, hardworking people. Though the importance of immigrant labor to our economy is exaggerated by advocates of guest worker programs, most contribute more than they take.


George Will noted it would take a line of buses stretching from San Diego to Alaska to deport 11 million people. To devote the resources required to round up all those who pick fruit and clean houses would be like telling the police to forget about murderers and rapists to crack down on overdue parking tickets. That would be insane.


And immoral, said the Web logger the Anchoress:


"We have to think long and hard about what it means to gather people at gunpoint and put them on trains to send them to a place they do not want to go," she said. "That cannot be America, if she is to survive."


The logical thing would be to combine the enforcement provisions of the House bill with the path to legalization provided by the Senate bill. But logic is hard to come by in Washington these days, especially in an election year.

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