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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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 Nov. 7, 2006 / 16 Mar-Cheshvan, 5767

Will voters take revenge on the media?

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In their most recent effort to influence the election, the editors of the New York Times demonstrated a cluelessness so vast it makes the politically maladroit Sen. John Kerry seem tuned in by comparison.


Last Friday, the Times published a lengthy story by reporter William J. Broad decrying the publication on the Web of Iraqi intelligence documents about Saddam Hussein's nuclear weapons program.


"The documents, roughly a dozen in number, contain charts, diagrams, equations and lengthy narratives about bomb building that nuclear experts who have viewed them say go beyond what is available elsewhere on the Internet," Mr. Broad wrote.


"Among the dozens of documents in English were Iraqi reports written in the 1990s and 2002 for United Nations inspectors in charge of making sure Iraq had abandoned its unconventional arms programs after the Persian Gulf war. Experts say at the time, Mr. Hussein's scientists were on the verge of building an atomic bomb, as little as a year away."


The message the Times' editors expect you to take from this is: "Those dumb Bushies. They permitted publication of information that could help terrorists build a nuclear bomb."


In their zeal to dump on the Republicans, it appears not to have occurred to the editors of the Times that they were undermining their favorite meme: that "Bush lied" about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.


The Times wants to argue that this information posted on the Web is dangerous, but that it wasn't dangerous in Saddam's hands. This is the Abu Ghraib of tortured reasoning.


If Saddam had nuclear weapons plans so advanced and detailed that any country could have used them, this supports President Bush's primary reason for going to war with Iraq.


And the editors of the Times see no irony in advocating suppression of these documents, when they have published classified information exposing the NSA's intercepts of terrorist phone calls, and the means by which the U.S. has been tracking terrorist financing.


"The sad reality is that the New York Times has done far more damage to national security by the disclosure of vital, classified intelligence programs than is likely to be caused by the inadvertent disclosure of decades old information that had already been in the hands of Saddam's regime," said Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.


The editors of the conservative Weekly Standard said they were pleased the Times was finally paying attention to the captured documents.


"When the documents did begin to trickle out, the Times summoned only enough interest to dismiss the effort as a waste of time," the Weekly Standard said.


One of the captured documents hasn't told its readers about confirms that Saddam's regime trained thousands of non-Iraqi terrorists between 1998 and 2003," the Weekly Standard said. Another lists thousands of jihadists imported from Gulf countries before the war.


Polls taken over the weekend show the election tightening. The Democratic "wave" many have been predicting may not materialize. We'll know shortly.


If Democrats fail to capture both the House and Senate — and especially if they fail to capture either — it won't be the Democrats who'll be the biggest losers.


The news media have to an extraordinary degree dropped the mask of objectivity to electioneer openly for Democrats. The double standard in news coverage has never been more vivid.


Once America's "newspaper of record," the New York Times has become a national joke.


But the worst offender has been the Washington Post, in its coverage of the senate races in Virginia and Maryland.


In her column Sunday, Washington Post ombudsman Deborah Howell acknowledged her newspaper's coverage has been biased.


"Supporters (of GOP Sen. George Allen) think he can't catch a break: I sympathize," she said. "The macaca coverage went on too long, and a profile of Allen was relentlessly negative without balancing coverage of what made him a popular governor and senator."


It's bad business to convince (at least) half your readers that you are untrustworthy. Of the nation's largest newspapers, all save the conservative New York Post have lost circulation. The most liberal newspapers have lost the most.


Many papers are laying off employees.


I think it a poor bargain for a newspaper to trade its credibility for a few additional Democratic seats in a midterm election. But imagine the weeping and gnashing of teeth among editors and reporters if they load the dice at the risk of their own jobs, and the Democrats still roll snakeyes?

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