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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 July 19, 2010 / 8 Menachem-Av, 5770

When in doubt, the Dems pull race card out

By Jack Kelly


http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The race card. So useful to play when you're losing an argument. Democrats don't leave home without it.

The race card was played twice last week. At its convention in Kansas City, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People adopted a resolution condemning the tea party as "a threat to the pursuit of human rights, justice and equality for all" because of "the racist elements" within it. (According to an early draft. The final text won't be released until October.)

"NAACP President Ben Jealous looks at the modern tea party movement and sees the shadow of the White Citizens Council, that gentile breed of southerners, rife with respectability, that served as the white glove wing of the Ku Klux Klan," wrote Newsweek columnist Ellis Close after interviewing Mr. Jealous.

The tea party rallies have been an outpouring of public concern about runaway government spending and mammoth budget deficits. While Democrats reasonably could argue that such concern is overwrought, to claim that a racial motive underlies it is as preposterous as it is vile.

The reasoning, such as it is, goes something like this: Tea partiers oppose President Barack Obama's policies. Mr. Obama is (half) black. Therefore, tea partiers oppose Mr. Obama's policies because he is black.

This argument is so puerile people with an IQ above room temperature have difficulty believing those who make it are serious. But there are liberals who cannot imagine any reason other than racial animosity for opposing President Obama's policies.

MSNBC talk show host Chris Matthews asked Rep. Bob Inglis, R-SC, Wednesday why Republicans in his state would nominate an Indian-American, Nikki Haley, for governor, and a black, Tim Scott, for Congress, even though "they've got a problem with a black president?"

It seems not to have occurred to Mr. Matthews that the "problems" South Carolina Republicans have with Mr. Obama have nothing to do with the color of his skin.

At the NAACP convention, delegates offered as "proof" of tea party racism a charge by three Democratic Congressmen that the N-word was shouted at one of them during a protest of Obamacare in March. But there were many audio and video recordings of the protest, and on none of them is there evidence supporting the claim.

The many blacks who have spoken at tea party rallies, such as businessman Herman Cain, columnist Deroy Murdock and congressional candidates Allen West (Fla), Tim Scott (SC) and Vernon Parker (Ariz), have denounced the NAACP resolution, as have conservative white politicians such as Sarah Palin.

And not only them. The resolution "was inappropriate, narrow-minded and divisive, a move that will only cement the aging organization's growing reputation as a repository for partisan hacks," wrote Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, who is black and liberal.

In response to the bombing of a sporting event in Uganda by an al Qaida affiliate in which 74 people were killed, President Obama told the South African Broadcasting Corp. Tuesday these terrorist organizations "do not regard African life as valuable in and of itself. They see it as a potential place where they can carry out ideological battles without regard to the long term consequences of their short term tactical gains."

"Al Qaida recruits have said that al Qaida is racist against black members from West Africa because they are used only in lower level operations," an administration official told ABC's Jake Tapper.

Many Arabs are bigots. Negro slavery was legal in Saudi Arabia until 1962, and is still practiced in parts of the Muslim world. But objecting to al Qaida mainly because its leaders may harbor racial prejudices is kind of like objecting to Hitler mainly because he gave preference to tall blondes with blue eyes.

Al Qaida is objectionable because of the many murders it commits in pursuit of its Islamo-fascist ideology, which is objectionable enough in itself. The president's comments -- and more so those of his aide -- give the impression he'd think better of these terrorists if they had a diversity officer and an affirmative action program.

Barack Obama pledged to be America's first "post-racial" president. But in office, he's been more obsessed with race than any president since Woodrow Wilson, who imposed segregation on the federal government.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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