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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 1, 2010 / 17 Nissan 5770

In the Bay Area, Karl Rove Was Arresting

By Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Karl Rove knew how to fire up an already fired-up crowd at a Contra Costa County Republican Party lunch in Lafayette, Calif., on Tuesday. While a handful of protesters outside waved an "arrest Rove" banner, he hit ObamaCare, crowed about the "delicious opportunity" 2010 offers in defeating Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, and picked local tea party activist Sally Zelikovsky out of the crowd to extol her activism.

There is another side to Rove — a side that comes across in his new book, "Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight." I realize that many readers see Rove as a ruthless rabble-rouser of the right, but Rove wrote this book in part to establish that he does not strictly play to the GOP base. Or as he wrote in the book, "It's almost always true that a loyal volunteer base of activists wants to drag the contest in a meaner, uglier, more contentious direction."

As he chatted with journalists after the speech, Rove predicted 2010 will not be a "normal" election year. He sees big changes in California, where, for the first time since entering the union in 1850, the next census will not create a new congressional seat for California. "That is shocking," Rove noted. "People are voting with their feet here" — by leaving.

Who will fare better in November — a moderate or a conservative Republican? Doesn't matter. Rove answered, "It's better to be somebody who is talking plainly about their convictions in such a way that people say, 'You know what, they're going to do what they say.'"

While critics paint Rove as an evil genius, he told the audience a winning campaign strategy is not found in some secret book. It's work: Make a list, meet it.

Asked to describe tea party activists, Rove offered this admittedly gross oversimplification: Democrats, Republicans and independents, "who have been heretofore spectators and not participants" in politics and are "relatively unsophisticated." They tend to expect things to be done quicker than possible, but "that's the nature of every new political movement, and I don't fault them for that."

Letter from JWR publisher

In light of a DailyCaller.com story about RNC staffers charging the Republican National Committee $2,000 for "meals" at what has been described as a topless, lesbian and bondage-themed nightclub in Los Angeles, I had to ask about RNC Chairman Michael Steele. Steele didn't club at Voyeur, but his bonehead staff approved the expense.

Rove said the responsible staffer should be fired — which already had happened. He suggested that RNC rules mean the party is stuck with Steele through 2010 but did not defend him. The purpose of the RNC, Rove noted, is to "spend money on elections, not to spend money on jets and bondage clubs."

"Isn't it weird that we're even talking about this stuff?" Rove asked. Yes, I said at the time, but as I think about it, stories like this — party biggies living large and ignoring their base's call for spending restraint — happen so often that they don't seem so weird anymore. Just when the GOP could win back seats, Steele and his henchmen seem determined to blow it.

It's ironic, given Rove's salute to sincerity. No one is going to listen to Steele hitting Obama's big spending and figure, "You know, those Republicans are going to do what they say."

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