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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

Cain Mutiny, or a ‘High-tech Lynching?’

By Ron Hart




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Voters seem to be giving Herman Cain the benefit of the doubt about recently surfaced claims that he sexually harassed female workers while heading the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s.

He once told Mrs. Winners he liked her biscuits. If he had offended Aunt Jemima, it would have been easier to bring a racial discrimination suit. Either way, this is the fourth accusation Cain has punched on his card. Under Godfather's Pizza company policy, the fifth one is free.

The latest claimant is represented by the reprehensible Gloria Allred. If any lawyer can further tarnish the reputations of lawyers, she can. Nothing says you are "not in it for the money and fame" like having the odious Allred stage your operation. Yet, this accuser sounds credible; she says that at a dinner, Herman made advances and "pushed her head toward his crotch." Cain calls it a job plan.

Maybe this is not bad for Cain. The country longs for a man with the economic views of Ronald Reagan and the social values of Bill Clinton (i.e., a Libertarian). Under both those presidents we had low unemployment and good economies. I am told Cain's "9-9-9 Plan" was developed when he was in Europe and got turned down by three German women in a row.

Bill Clinton disappointed more chubby women than Jenny Craig. Until Bubba's presidency, a half-ton pickup was a truck. Yet we miss him.

True sexual harassment is bad. It is extortion. But sexual harassment, which originally meant "If you do not sleep with me, you do not get that promotion/job," has morphed into the plaintiffs' bar interpretation of "If I can say you offended me in any way, my word against yours, then I can shake you and the company down for $30,000."

Anyone mad at his or her boss can make such a claim, and corporations usually pay up. It costs $250,000 to publicly defend and win a sexual harassment suit, but only $30,000 to settle. As a result, they just pay and make it go away, but so do jobs -- from this country to countries less litigious.

Imagine a woman making such a claim under Sharia Law. She would be beheaded. We incentivize women to make these claims by paying them to go away and sometimes rewarding them with fame. Reality resides in the middle.

The irony is that Herman is campaigning to rid corporate America of frivolous litigation, which continues to dampen job creation. If you think for one moment corporations do not consider the out-of-control litigation costs of doing business in the United States, versus India or Taiwan, when they calculate their labor costs, then join the Occupy Wall Streeters.

Like many men these days, I hardly even make eye contact with women at work. My sister-in-law is my only female employee. I don't go to office outings for fear that, if I am nice to a woman, she might think I am hitting on her. If I do not speak to women, they conclude I am a jerk. Neither outcome is good, so I do not associate with co-workers after work.

Most women are not that way, but we men do not know which ones are which. As a result, a smart executive does not take that career-ending chance. Peyton Manning will not get on an elevator with a woman alone. A person's reputation is everything. It is easy to accuse someone if you have an agenda.

If a company hires a woman with a hyphenated last name, it might as well hire an attorney right then to defend the inevitable lawsuit.

Liberals spend their entire lives offended. It is their "go-to" emotion. They have helped wussify America, and we need to toughen up.

I hate this for my two daughters, who will be coming into the workforce soon. The best thing you can do for your kids is not shelter them so much that they can walk past a construction site and endure catcalls. That is life. Men can be, well, men.

You women's libbers who pushed for these laws may want to rethink them. The net result is that men in the workforce are now afraid to include women in meetings, dinners, drinks, travel, golf, etc. where business gets done, for fear of career-ending accusations.

Information is power, and the hyper-sensitive few who sue are installing bullet-proof glass ceilings for their fellow women.

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JWR contributor Ron Hart grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal.

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Previously:

Slipping into an Envy-ocracy

An honest, if unconventional, assessment of those vying to wipe that smirk off Obama's smug mug

The Unwashed Masses Descend on New York City

Obama ‘pivots to jobs’ --- his

Washington: Blame No One. Do Something!

Our Debt Problems: Politicians Extend and Pretend

No Child Left --- To the Left

Dems' debt ceiling demagoguery

Golf Summit --- I Like Spike(s)

Nancy Pelosi Finally Demands a Weiner Probe

The porkulus political payback project

Schwarzenegger, please!

An ILL Wind for Business --- Boeing, Boeing Gone?

Osama's 72 Virgins --- and Obama's 72 Versions

Bin Laden was taken out by seals and now sleeps with the fishes

Trump: Got 99 problems, but rich ain't one

Why you should see the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ movie

Why The Donald trumps the Bamster

O-Bomb-A

Mid-East Megalomaniacal Despots on the Run

Truther or Dare

Facebook ‘Un-friends’ Our Increasingly Regulation-burdened Capital Markets

Egyptians Unfriend Mubarak

Hold 'em liable --- the colleges, that is

Follow your Hart in a look back at 2010

GOP wins in showdown

WikiLeaks --- Danger or Disinfectant?

The Angle of the Rangel

Where We Let Terrorists Really Hurt Us

Time to starve the spending beast

The TSA: We Do Chicken Right!

A Red Wave

No Juan Left Behind at NPR

Capitalism in Time Saves Mine

The Broader Picture of What These Elections Mean

Dem-moralized: ‘Dead Fish’ taken to the trash cant

Ships Passing in the Night

Obamanomics continue to add up . . . for Republicans

She had Tiger by the tail: If Elin did not get Tiger's money, Obama would have


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