In this issue

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 4, 2011 / 7 Tishrei, 5772

He leads the fight to preserve American might

By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The United States is teetering on the precipice of disaster. It not only confronts an increasingly dangerous world, it is engaged in defense budget cuts that, predictably, will make the world more so. Worse yet, legislators are actively contemplating steps that would not just hollow out our military but eviscerate it - an irresistible invitation to aggression by freedom's foes.

At the moment, no one has taken a more prominent, informed and vociferous role in opposing such self-inflicted wounds than the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon. Under the leadership of the California Republican, that panel has done more than any other to lay out the dire implications of the national security spending reductions already in the pipeline and those in prospect.

Notably, in a recently released report titled "Future Cuts Transform a Superpower Into a Regional Power," Mr. McKeon's staff wrote, "We believe potential cuts to the military pose a serious threat that would break the back of our armed forces while slowing our economic recovery and doing little to resolve our debt crisis."

The report illuminates myriad ways in which the finest military in the history of the world could be rendered in the immediate future ill-equipped, inadequately trained, insufficiently manned and inappropriate to emerging international conditions.

For instance, we have very old and, in some cases, obsolescent weapon systems - armored vehicles, ships, aircraft, missiles and nuclear weapons. Their modernization and associated research and development is going over the side.

At the same time, the troops responsible for wielding such arms in order to keep the rest of us safe and free are being asked to sacrifice as never before, with some performing their fourth, fifth or sixth combat tours. These servicemen are nonetheless being told they will have to do so with less training, even older gear, fewer funds to maintain it, and the likelihood that the pensions, medical care and other benefits they have earned will be savaged.

This is, as Mr. McKeon has warned, the way to break the military. His staff even anticipates that the return of conscription may be required to fill the ranks if the all-volunteer force simply cannot withstand such buffeting.

Mr. McKeon's committee has gone on point to try to stave off this looming disaster. Its members have used legislative initiatives, oversight hearings, public statements and official correspondence to rouse the public. The chairman even has produced a video called "Providing for the Common Defense."

The good news? There is little doubt that the American people are disinterested in such a weakening of their national security, to say nothing of running the attendant risks.

For example, a recent national opinion survey of likely general election voters done for Secure America Now by Democratic political strategists Pat Caddell and Joe Trippi and Republican pollster John McLaughlin established a stunning fact: 96 percent of Americans consider national security to be important when considering candidates for the presidency, with 67 percent saying it is very important. Does anyone really think such sentiment means these voters seek leaders who will imperil our security?

Polling done for Let Freedom Ring shows that those who would have us believe that Tea Partyers are exclusively concerned about the threat posed by the federal government's red ink and rising deficits are seriously misinformed. As that organization's president, Colin Hanna, has pointed out, a national sample conducted earlier this year of likely voters identifying themselves as "generally supportive of the Tea Party movement" revealed this insight: 55 percent are not in favor of cutting the defense budget beyond current levels, as opposed to only 34 percent favoring further reductions in its accounts.

The bad news is that many of these sensible Americans are unaware of what is afoot in Washington. Their robust attitudes and the need to equip them with the ominous facts being generated by Mr. McKeon and his colleagues, industry, key think tanks and veterans organizations have inspired the formation of a new Coalition for the Common Defense. It is made up of scores of national and grass-roots organizations, civilian and military security policy practitioners, and many others committed to the practice Ronald Reagan called "peace through strength."

The coalition will give voice to the need and expectation that our government will fulfill its constitutional duty to provide for the common defense and bring additional firepower to bear in support of Mr. McKeon's efforts. Presentations of the surveys described above can be seen on the coalition's website, ForTheCommonDefense.org, as will be information about its roll-out Wednesday on Capitol Hill featuring leading coalition partners and key legislators.

Buck McKeon is a true "keeper of the flame." He deserves our thanks for his leadership in the fight to preserve our national security, and he needs our help. With his leadership and growing evidence of the support it enjoys among our countrymen, we may yet stave off the disaster that looms for this nation and the Free World more generally at the hands of those who wish us ill and who can be deterred or, if necessary, defeated - as long as we remain strong enough to preserve the peace.

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JWR contributor Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy in the Reagan Administration, heads the Center for Security Policy. Comments by clicking here.


"War Footing: 10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World"  

America has been at war for years, but until now, it has not been clear with whom or precisely for what. And we have not been using the full resources we need to win.

With the publication of War Footing, lead-authored by Frank Gaffney, it not only becomes clear who the enemy is and how high the stakes are, but also exactly how we can prevail.

War Footing shows that we are engaged in nothing less than a War for the Free World. This is a fight to the death with Islamofascists, Muslim extremists driven by a totalitarian political ideology that, like Nazism or Communism before it, is determined to destroy freedom and the people who love it. Sales help fund JWR.

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