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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 June 6, 2012/ 17 Sivan, 5772

Toothless Law Sets Doofus Free: The John Edwards Hung Jury

By Ron Hart




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "I know his conscience. I know his faith. He has honored the lessons of home and family that he learned in North Carolina, and he brings those values to shape a better America together with all of us."

                               —Sen. John Kerry on Sen. John Edwards upon naming him his VP running mate, 2004

John Edwards, John Kerry's Vice Presidential running mate in 2004 and Democrat presidential contender in 2008, was on trial for charming an old heiress out lots of money to help cover up his affair with his mistress and their subsequent baby. Last week the trial ended in a hung jury, but you know how juries lie about such things.

Listerine heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon is one of many gullible Democrats whom Edwards and his ilk can bilk out of their money. Theresa Heinz Kerry, John Kerry's target for marriage, is another example. Almost the entire Democrat big donor pool is made up of people who did not earn their money but rather inherited or married it. If you made your money the old fashioned way, you are unlikely to fall for the maudlin "two Americas" the divisive Dems like to peddle. Edwards practiced the type of class-envy politics that, sadly, Obama is succumbing to in his attempt to divide the nation for his own political advantage.



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The trial turned for Edwards when North Carolina voted down legalizing same-sex marriage. He then changed his plea to "not gay" and also pled to the lesser charge of "jackass," which is something we all knew eight years ago.

Andrew Young, Edwards' chief of staff, who initially claimed the baby as his, was asked to look at Rielle Hunter's background and Facebook page. He found that she was into astrology, hip hop music and sex. Apparently, she was completing her degree with a major in Kardashian Studies at UCLA.

Edwards slept with Hunter the first night he met her. To be fair, she was a groupie, easy and a videographer, the hat trick of seduction to a narcissist like Edwards. But he continued to deny that he was the baby-daddy, about up until it was old enough to vote for him.

Edwards pulled out all of his trial lawyer tricks, delaying the proceedings by having a doctor say he had "a life-threatening condition." He made his fortune suing rich targets and getting doctors to say what he wanted, so that was no surprise. Gosh I hope he is going to be OK. Who will raise all those kids and teach them values, the proper use of hair care products and when to rinse and repeat?

Edwards' lawyers wisely did not let him testify. They argued that Bunny's money was a "gift" to him, thus skirting the charge of illegal use of campaign funds. I wonder if the "gifts" showed on their tax returns, and if they paid their ballyhooed "fair share" to the government.

Kudos to the "National Enquirer" for breaking the stories on Edwards, Gary Hart, and Jesse Jackson's illegitimate kid -- stories the mainstream media did not. Even more allegations of Jesse Jackson's affairs have recently surfaced, which might distract Jackson from whatever it is that he does for a living. However, the sex was consensual (unlike Clinton's), so things are looking up for the Dems.

Both sides of the aisle have issues. "Family values" advocate and Christian Radio host Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) resigned after an affair that was often conjugally consummated in a state park; it seems less hypocritical because Republicans do favor drilling on public lands.

Europeans find our Puritanical, Pollyanna-ish behavior quaint. It is not that the French president is having an affair, it is with whom he dallies that makes news in Europe. The mistress of the new socialist president of France, Francois Hollande, attended his swearing-in. All the major newspapers cover sex-capades there; it is like their sports section. Our newspaper business is dying while Europe's is thriving; perhaps it's because our national pastime is just baseball.

John Edwards skated because feckless politicians have written campaign finance laws so ambiguous and so weighted in their favor that it is almost impossible to convict anyone of wrongdoing. We call this "honor among thieves." One of the first things shady lawyers like Edwards learn in law school is that, in America, a man is innocent until he runs out of campaign money.

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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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Previously:

The Dangers of Government's Creeping Incrementalism

Affable dolt, highly excitable and eager to please, Biden does Obama's Bidding

First Person Forward

The Secret Service: Not that Secret about getting Serviced

Who are Really the Heroes?

GSA Vegas excesses? Bush's fault

Temptation of the Tebow

ObamaCare---Once They Get their Commerce Claws in Us, What's the Limit?

Obama's Campaign Theme: Taxation and Demonization

DNA and Me: Family Facts not Genome for Years

College for Everyone? Some Children Need to be Left Behind

Hope for the Hip-Hop-ocrisy at the Grammys

The Bain of Our Existence

Confusing Obama and 'Go Bama'

E-conning the Public, Washington Spending, and Other Shell Games

Looking Back at 2011

Kim Jong Il: North Koreans Love You Long Time --- it's Mandatory

What the MF-- Global?

The GOP Primaries: The Adultery of Hope

No Thankfulness at Thanksgiving for the OWS Crowd

Cain Mutiny, or a ‘High-tech Lynching?’

Slipping into an Envy-ocracy

An honest, if unconventional, assessment of those vying to wipe that smirk off Obama's smug mug

The Unwashed Masses Descend on New York City

Obama ‘pivots to jobs’ --- his

Washington: Blame No One. Do Something!

Our Debt Problems: Politicians Extend and Pretend

No Child Left --- To the Left

Dems' debt ceiling demagoguery

Golf Summit --- I Like Spike(s)

Nancy Pelosi Finally Demands a Weiner Probe

The porkulus political payback project

Schwarzenegger, please!

An ILL Wind for Business --- Boeing, Boeing Gone?

Osama's 72 Virgins --- and Obama's 72 Versions

Bin Laden was taken out by seals and now sleeps with the fishes

Trump: Got 99 problems, but rich ain't one

Why you should see the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ movie

Why The Donald trumps the Bamster

O-Bomb-A

Mid-East Megalomaniacal Despots on the Run

Truther or Dare

Facebook ‘Un-friends’ Our Increasingly Regulation-burdened Capital Markets

Egyptians Unfriend Mubarak

Hold 'em liable --- the colleges, that is

Follow your Hart in a look back at 2010

GOP wins in showdown

WikiLeaks --- Danger or Disinfectant?

The Angle of the Rangel

Where We Let Terrorists Really Hurt Us

Time to starve the spending beast

The TSA: We Do Chicken Right!

A Red Wave

No Juan Left Behind at NPR

Capitalism in Time Saves Mine

The Broader Picture of What These Elections Mean

Dem-moralized: ‘Dead Fish’ taken to the trash cant

Ships Passing in the Night

Obamanomics continue to add up . . . for Republicans

She had Tiger by the tail: If Elin did not get Tiger's money, Obama would have


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