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

Golf Summit — I Like Spike(s)

By Ron Hart

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | First there was the "Beer Summit" after Harvard professor Gates claimed, and Obama agreed, that the Cambridge Police "acted stupidly" when they were called to investigate a break-in at his home. Later it was determined that the officer just did his job.

Then, in damage control mode, Obama invited the Cambridge police officer and Professor Gates to have a beer and solve the hyper-sensitive race issues in America. What better way would there be to settle racial tensions than to introduce alcohol to the debate? There had not been that much drinking in the White House since Betty Ford.

The problem was, once Obama got a few beers in him, he made two regrettable errors. First, he drunk-dialed Janet Napolitano, so you know he had too much to drink. Second, he decided he could fix the economy, proving that sometimes bad decisions end up later as funny stories.

So, having fixed America's racial problems with the "Beer Summit" photo-op, a self-satisfied Obama set about tackling other major issues.

Last Saturday Obama applied his "summit diplomacy" to the delicate issue of our country going broke by playing golf with Republican John Boehner. It was another historic moment when our first black president played golf with our first orange Speaker of the House. The goal was to bridge their ideological divide in order to fix our massive deficit. Sounds easy, right? Obama's handicap is 17, and Boehner's is Obama's veto power over his legislation.

Obama has really taken to golf. It was a disappointing game to him at first; he thought he could manipulate the ball into the hole with the sheer magnetism of his personality, the help of local unions, and the will of an adoring media.

Obama feels all golf scores should be the same, so he was surprised there can be actual winners. Per this president, golf is not about talent, hard work, sacrifice and results, any more than success in business should be. Golf should be about fairness and equality; why else have a handicap system? Any winnings by a better golfer should be redistributed to those who do not even try to play the game. And he is the man to do it.

When Boehner conceded a short putt to Obama, the president failed to recognize it as a "gimme." He preferred to call it an entitlement.

Boehner is a better golfer than the president, and the match ended as you might expect, with John Boehner crying in joy. Had his team lost, Obama would have blamed George Bush.

Politicians, who view deficit spending like golf bets, probably ran up $14 trillion in gambling debts on Saturday. And true to form, they agreed to leave the bill to the next group of younger golfers playing behind him.

Had Biden and Kasich won, they planned to donate their winnings to the favorite charity of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods and John Edwards: the "Boys Will Be Boys" Club of D.C. Perhaps they can sponsor an exhibition by Tiger Woods for the boys in the club, in which he will demonstrate a skill that he wishes he had learned as a kid: how to erase text messages.

According to his staff, the president did not play golf as much as he spent time riding in an electric cart to promote green energy. Obama would never carry his own clubs; hauling around so much dead weight reminds him too much of Joe Biden.

Obama did have Biden along with him; the Vice President probably had a Rodney Dangerfield golf bag which shot his clubs in the air while blasting Journey's "Any Way You Want It" on command.

It was smart of the President to play with these guys. He has come a long way since last year, when Rush Limbaugh suggested that they play golf. Obama replied that he should just play with himself, to which Anthony Weiner said, "I am in!" And when Louisiana Senator Vitter heard that Obama was spending the afternoon with three hookers, he asked if he could join in, too.

It would have been fun to watch this match. It would combine the excitement of the two most riveting channels on TV: C-SPAN and The Golf Channel.

I have been watching closely to see if anything happened afterward, and nothing did. In that regard, it was much like watching golf on TV.



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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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