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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 Oct. 24, 2008 / 25 Tishrei 5769

Want Change? You'll Get it — But Good!

By Greg Crosby


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The incessant drumbeat for months coming from the Democratic Party in general and the Obama campaign in particular, has been that if you want change you must vote for the Democrats. For once I agree with them. If Barak Obama wins the election and Democrats consolidate their majorities in the House and in the Senate I guarantee this country will definitely see change and plenty of it. A large enough majority of Democrats in both houses would mean that a filibuster by Republicans would be impossible — one party (Democrats) would be able to pass anything they want.


The Wall Street Journal (10-17-08) warns that "this would be one of the most profound political and ideological shifts in U.S. history. Liberals would dominate the entire government in a way they haven't since 1965, or 1933." There will be change across this country like never before. Consider the following "changes" that might very likely occur. All of the following, according to the WSJ, have very good chances of becoming law in 2009 or 2010 with an Obama presidency and a Democratic majority in Congress.


Socialized Medicine. Yes, just like Canada, we would have government-run cradle to grave health insurance for all. If you like the way the federal government has been running the economy you'll love how they'll control your health care. Waiting for 18 months to see a dentist or a year or two before getting needed surgery will put us right in there with the other socialist countries of the world where this is normal operating procedure (pun intended).


Rise in Taxes. Obama will raise the top income, dividend and capital-gains rates which would increase the cost of new investment in the U.S. He would lift the cap on income subject to payroll taxes that fund Medicare and Social Security, turning what was meant to be a pension insurance program into an income redistribution program. Small businesses will be hurt and will not only be forced to lay workers off, but will pass along the cost increases to the consumer.


More Government Control of Private Business. More regulations will be imposed on big business resulting in the government making itself a larger part of every major business in the country. Large-scale investigations with harsh penalties will be imposed. Windfall profits tax on oil and other industries would be likely. New tougher rules will result in companies getting taken over by the feds, either completely or in increments or simply leaving the country altogether.


Free Speech and Voting Rights. Look for national, election-day voter registration (a long time goal of ACORN and other left-leaning "community organizer" groups) which would make it much easier to stack the voter rolls. Felons could get the right to vote nationwide. The Fairness Doctrine of several decades ago could easily be reimposed either by Congress or the Obama FCC which would allow the supermajority left to shut down talk radio and other voices of political opposition.


Special Interest. Special interest groups such as the National Education Association, trial lawyers, ACLU, Planed Parenthood and big Unions would be empowered like never before. We would see legislation passed all over the place which would benefit their leftist agendas affecting schools, tort reform, how we deal with terrorists, illegal immigration, and other cultural and national security issues.


Green Scheme. In the name of climate change, a tax-and-regulation program will be imposed. Cap and trade would give Congress trillions of dollars in new spending from the auction of carbon credits, which it would use to pick winners and losers in the energy business and across the economy. Gross Domestic Product and millions of jobs would be at the mercy of a huge new global-warming bureaucracy.


And speaking of change, there's one other little change that I can point to that has happened already. I don't remember our enemies ever throwing their support behind a candidate for president before. But get this, as reported by WorldNetDaily, in the words of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi who said the following during a recent televised national rally.


"There are elections in America now. Along came a black citizen of Kenyan African origins, a Muslim, who had studied in an Islamic school in Indonesia. His name is Obama," said Gadhafi in little-noticed remarks he made at a rally marking the anniversary of the 1986 U.S. air raid on his country.


The remarks, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute were aired on Al Jazeera this past June. The video has been posted on YouTube.


"All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man," continued Gadhafi. "They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American presidency.


"We are hoping that this black man will take pride in his African and Islamic identity, and in his faith, and that [he will know] that he has rights in America, and that he will change America from evil to good, and that America will establish relations that will serve it well with other peoples, especially the Arabs," Gadhafi said.


Gadhafi got that one right. Oh, yeah. There will be change, you can bet on it!

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