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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 Oct. 16, 2006 / 24 Tishrei, 5767

Korea: A chance for Prez

By Dick Morris


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The obvious mortal danger of a nuclear North Korea gives President Bush a chance to control center stage in the days leading up to the election - a chance to lead and an opportunity to shine.


If he can lead a global diplomatic protest, backed by tough economic sanctions particularly from China, he will show us why he deserves to be empowered during the final two years of his presidency.


After the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion and his inability to pass his legislative program, President John Kennedy faced the prospect of serious reversals in the 1962 congressional elections. But his determined and successful efforts in October of that year at keeping missiles out of Cuba turned national attitudes around and held his midterm losses to a minimum. The history of October 2006 could proceed in a parallel direction.


Bush may not be able to pull it off. But at least he is now the master of his own fate. He doesn't have to sit passively on the sidelines any longer and watch House Speaker Dennis Hastert's lack of vigilance, former House Majority Leader Tom Delay's lack of ethics and former Rep. Mark Foley's lack maturity and morality determine his political fate.


The ball is in Bush's court and it is up to him to save his congressional majority. Right now, if he can do what is good for the nation and for the world, he'll do what he needs to do to keep power in Congress.


All other issues pale by comparison with that of a nuclear North Korea, one whose missiles could attack Tokyo, or for that matter, Bejing. Indeed, its growing mastery of missile technology might even allow this criminal regime to threaten the United States itself with attack.


Congressional pages, junkets or lobbyist scandals fade against this prospect.


Bush has the tools to succeed if he uses them properly. North Korea is totally dependent on China for food and fuel. For its part, China is worried about instability, which would affect its three leading trading partners: the United States, Japan and South Korea. And Bejing will likely be even more concerned that North Korea's nuclear arsenal will kindle an arms race in the region that would lead to a Japanese or a South Korean atomic capability.


Can Bush mobilize this global focus into effective action? Can he reverse a nuclear North Korea? We'll see. But at least he has the ability to control his own political destiny.

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