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 May 14, 2014 / 14 Iyar, 5774

Gowdy Doody, Mr. President—You Might Have to Tell the Truth

By Ron Hart

JewishWorldReview.com | Just when you wonder what Congress is not going to do next, Speaker of the House John Boehner musters up enough courage to try to get the facts on the White House's role in covering up the Benghazi attack before Obama's election. Obama and his O-bots continue to withhold documents, obfuscating the investigation.

To date, they have only sent in -- on the "honor" system -- a few heavily redacted documents. It took a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch and a court decision to unearth recent meaningful evidence.

Alert to the White House spokeskids: "Dudes, it's a subpoena!"

Democrats, who are in a perpetual state of being offended, responded as expected. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) fretted, "The amount of money they can spend is undefined and can be unlimited." This marks the first time a Democrat cared how much Washington spent on anything.

Congressman Trey Gowdy will lead the inquiry. He is excited and will have lots of questions: What did the president know and when did he know it? Why did the White House push the YouTube video as the reason for the attack before the presidential election? Why must I go back to my small town in South Carolina to get my hair frosted and my tips feathered? Why can't I find a barber in D.C. who knows how to cut a man's hair right?

Suggestions to Congressman Gowdy: 1. Don't focus on the terrorist attack. We were sitting ducks. 2. Focus on the White House cover-up. 3. Subpoena everyone involved in pushing the lie about the video, not only their official e-mails but the fake ones they really used to communicate (like EPA director Jackson had). 4. Roads will lead back to Obama's political henchmen in Chicago, David Axelrod and the like. Be sure to question them.

In what ways is Benghazi like, but arguably far worse, than the Watergate scandal? First, four Americans died there. Second, Obama's team manufactured a lie about the reason to protect him before the election. Third, a hapless filmmaker is still in jail over the video.

In Watergate, there was a low level break-in at the DNC campaign headquarters. It was proven that Nixon knew nothing about the break-in but that he sought to cover it up afterwards. In this way, Watergate is no different from what we already know about Benghazi.

Susan Rice, a veteran Democrat operative, worked for Bill Clinton. Those were fun times in the Clinton White House; a "closed door session" was actually interesting. Back then, "Ha Ha Clinton-Dix" was not a top NFL safety, it was Clinton's Secret Service code name and safe word.

Instead of Hillary (who said she was "sick"), Rice appeared on the talk shows the Sunday after Benghazi and knowingly lied about the video being the reason for the attack on our consulate. The White House cooked up this lie. As any good chef knows, Rice will go with anything. And to be willing to concoct a story blaming the 13-minute YouTube video, Obama had to know the press had his back.

As Hillary learned during her time in the White House, you act like you believe the President's lies if they help you -- or until the DNA tests on the blue dress come back from the lab.

In my time, it has always been a lie that's led us into unnecessary wars. The purported Gulf of Tonkin incident ushered us into Vietnam, false intelligence reports of weapons of mass destruction into the invasion of Iraq, and the notion that Afghanistan was the reason for 9/11 pushed us into invading. These wars cost us more than a trillion dollars, almost 65,000 deaths and more than 40,000 injured --- and counting: an expensive social studies lessons.

We must set a standard of honesty in government. If our leaders feel they can lie to and manipulate us, we will have further wars and problems in the future. Not since Nixon has an administration displayed such arrogant disregard for the truth and the willingness to play dirty tricks on its opponents in order to remain in power.

Once we get the facts, I agree with Dana Perino: Let the brightest minds of the right, like Stephen Hayes, debate whoever the left feels can argue this. Just a preview: Republicans blame Benghazi on a lapdog Obama press. Obama blames Benghazi on Fox News.

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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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