May 20, 2013
Genetic copies of living people from embryos no longer science fiction
Jewz in the Newz by Nate Bloom :
The Kosher Gourmet by Cathy Pollak:
Jews Inducted into Rock Hall of Fame; Anton Yelchin co-stars in New "Trek" film; Kutcher (but not Kunis) visits Israel; Jewish TV Star Praises Jewish Rap Star
WARNING: This WALNUT CAKE WITH PRALINE FROSTING, perfect for afternoon coffee, is addicting
May 13, 2013
Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo: Why the giving of the document that would permanently change the world could only be done in desolation
David G. Savage:
Church-state, literally? Supreme Court weighing public school graduation in a church
May 10, 2013
Rabbi Berel Wein: Be all that you should be
May 8, 2013
Peter Ford: Why China is welcoming both Israel's Netanyahu and Palestinians' Abbas
Obama administration quietly backs out of appeal over new contraceptive mandate
At Kerry-Putin meeting, US-Russia relations thaw --- a tad
The Kosher Gourmet by Leela Cyd Ross :
Almost too pretty to eat, this colorful salad with Sicilian inspiration will tickle the taste buds and delight your visual sensibility
May 6, 2013
May 3, 2013
Kids, kittens the Same?
With employee perks at struggling Internet pioneer Yahoo! it's hard to tell
Artificial kidney offers hope to patients tethered to a dialysis machine
April 29, 2013
Poland's new Jewish museum celebrates life, doesn't revisit Holocaust
Terrorism in America: Is US missing a chance to learn from failed plots?
Boston Bomber's 'Svengali' Revealed
Tiny satellites + cellphones = cheaper 'eyes in the sky' for NASA
April 26, 2013
Clifford D. May:
Defense in the Age of Jihadist Terrorism
Sharon Palmer, R.D.:
How to feel your best -- with plenty of energy, a healthy weight and optimal mental and physical function -- without driving yourself batty
April 24, 2013
Jewish World Review
Sept. 21, 2009
/ 3 Tishrei 5770
Joe Wilson was right
Democrats in the House of Representatives, with the support of only a handful of Republicans this week voted to formally rebuke Rep. Joe Wilson (R., S.C.) for shouting, "You lie!" during President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 9. Mr. Wilson's outburst came after the President said illegal immigrants were not included in his health-care plan.
This was a mistake.
Mr. Wilson was rude, as he said in his apology later that night: "This evening I let my emotions get the best of me when listening to the President's remarks regarding the coverage of illegal immigrants in the health-care bill," he said. "While I disagree with the President's statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the President for this lack of civility."
The President accepted Mr. Wilson's apology. If the House Democratic leadership had brains, they would have done the same. Pursuing this vendetta will hurt them for two reasons. First: The President was deceptive, as the White House all but admitted when it issued a "clarification" of what the President had said.
The House version of the Obamacare bill has language that would deny government-provided health insurance to illegal immigrants. But the same bill has language that forbids health-care providers from checking immigration status, rendering the ban unenforceable.
When Rep. Dean Heller (R., Nev.) offered an amendment to require this, Democrats defeated it. Democrats voted down another amendment that would have required verification of eligibility for expanded Medicaid. This suggests the illegal-immigrant language in the bill was camouflage.
In its clarification, the White House said the system would be used to check eligibility for Obamacare. Sen. Kent Conrad (D., N.D.) said the enforcement language would be added to the bill's Senate version.
Associated Press fact-checkers Calvin Woodward and Erica Werner said the President misrepresented the situation when he said, "Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have."
The AP said that's true, but noted that "the Congressional Budget Office analyzed the health-care bill written by House Democrats and said that by 2016, some 3 million people who now have employer-based care would lose it because their employers would decide to stop offering it."
And when Mr. Obama said making insurance firms pay for preventive care would save money?
The AP: "Studies have shown that much preventive care - particularly the tests like the ones Obama mentions - actually costs money instead of saving it. That's because detecting acute diseases like breast cancer involves testing many people who would never end up developing the disease."
The President's tearjerker tales were distorted too, according to an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Scott Harrington, a professor of health-care management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
Mr. Obama said an Illinois man "lost his coverage in the middle of chemotherapy," and "died because of it." The man's sister said the coverage was reinstated, albeit after the Illinois attorney general intervened. But her brother had a transplant that extended his life by more than three years.
The reprimand of Mr. Wilson focuses more attention on what the President said and how it diverges from the truth. People are more likely to be upset that the President lied than that Mr. Wilson was rude in pointing that out.
The censure effort also highlights Democrats' hypocrisy. There was no effort to censure those Democratic members of Congress who booed and made catcalls during President Bush's state of the union speeches in 2004 and 2005.
Every weekday JewishWorldReview.com publishes what many in the media and Washington consider "must-reading". Sign up for the daily JWR update. It's free. Just click here.
Comment by clicking here.
JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.
Jack Kelly Archives
include "/home/jwreview/public_html/t-ssi/jwr_squaread_300x250.php"; ?>
© 2009, Jack Kelly
Richard Z. Chesnoff
Frank J. Gaffney
Victor Davis Hanson
A. Barton Hinkle
Judge A. Napolitano
Cokie & Steve Roberts
Debra J. Saunders
J. D. Crowe
Ask Doctor K