In this issue
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 30, 2012/ 12 Menachem-Av, 5772

Health care plan makes economy ill

By Kathryn Lopez

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "Mr. Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood. I think that's a bad idea," President Obama said at a campaign event in Oregon. "I want them to control their own health care choices," Obama said of his two daughters. In the president's view of the world, fertility is a disease that needs to be treated.

But Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch of Wisconsin isn't buying it.

"I never really dug the 'War on Women.' It's great branding ... but I don't buy that product," Kleefisch explains. "The war is on unemployment, and that's the one I'll continue to fight, because it is the only one that really matters to my children."

Kleefisch just survived something of a war in her home state, coming out ahead in the nationally watched election to recall her and her boss, Gov. Scott Walker.

She finds Democrats' equating of health care and contraception as "insulting" to all women. "They're saying single women care more about their sex lives than they do about making ends meet, getting a good job and being successful living their American dream."

"Barack Obama doesn't make the priority lists of women in this country," Kleefisch tells me by phone, from a conservative political women's conference in Virginia. "The women make the priority lists. And the grocery lists, and the budgets. We make 90 percent of consumer household decisions in America. Start treating us with respect."

Kleefisch, who takes motherhood and marriage as seriously as she does political stewardship, will be back in the Badger State before her girls' bedtime. "From my corner of the world as a mom, raising two little women who one day will go to school and want a job in America, these are the things we need to prioritize."

Kleefisch is very much the concerned mom in her approach to governance -- what we don't confront now, the next generation will have to pay the consequences for. She expresses pride in Wisconsin's own Republican Rep. Paul Ryan for his serious, sober and much-remarked-upon actions as chairman of the House Budget Committee.

"If we don't get more jobs and get people who are unemployed the skills they need to take those jobs, then we're not going to fully recover from this recession," Kleefisch says about her state and national priorities. "And we won't become more productive as a nation."

As Wisconsin's "jobs ambassador," Kleefisch resents what the federal government's efforts to socialize health care are doing to future productivity and growth. "Small- business owners are scared right now," she reports. "(They) are wondering if they even want to be entrepreneurs. They're thinking in advance, 'How can I limit my growth?' That's not American. ... A plan that's supposed to be good for people's health is causing our businesses to anticipate how they're going to atrophy? It makes me sad as a small- business advocate, as a former small-business owner. That should never have been ... a side effect of a health care bill."

Despite the presidential rhetoric and the grueling recall, Kleefisch is optimistic and delighted to be back at work. She believes Wisconsin has "built endurance as a state" and is "an example." She's deeply grateful for the trust of Wisconsin voters in the face of a national onslaught.

According to a new Marist poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus, nearly eight in 10 Americans are frustrated by the tone of political discourse. Having gone through some of the worst turmoil in recent history -- with some Wisconsin elected officials even leaving the state in protest -- we see some hope in Kleefisch, a happy woman warrior fighting those who want to insult the intelligence of Americans; a true public servant seeking to preserve, protect and help a free people flourish.

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