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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

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

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

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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

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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

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Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

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Jewish World Review March 13, 2007 / 23 Adar, 5767

Taking the gospel to Old Blighty

By Wesley Pruden

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Al Gore, who aspires to be Mr. Reddy Kilowatt himself, and David Cameron, the grassy-green leader of Britain's Conservatives, are calling in reinforcements. But only each other.

Al will take his Sunday-best "earth tones" to London this week to address the Tory shadow Cabinet, a collection of wannabes who would be the actual Cabinet if the Tories could figure out a way to dislodge Tony Blair's Labor government. Mr. Cameron, willing to try everything, wants Al to tell them how to paint Britain a deeper shade of green.

Inviting the American loser of '00, a liberal Democrat, to impart a late education to the Tories, long regarded as the friends of the Republicans, sounds like an invitation to a fool's errand, but Mr. Cameron has concluded that the only way the Tories can displace Labor is to demonstrate that he's greener than thou, Al, Tony, or anyone else.

Al has become the face of radical environmentalism, preaching the wrath to come in a hellfire of global warming. But he's likely to face a few skeptics when he steps up to speak to the shadow Cabinet at the House of Commons. The British, as a visitor to Old Blighty quickly learns, aren't much in a mood to listen to Americans with bright ideas. They've preserved occasional remnants of the once formidable British disdain of humbuggery.

Mr. Cameron, for example, is widely derided for his Gore-like pretense of true believer of the green gospel. He made a big show not long ago of installing a $5,000 wind turbine on the roof of his home in central London, only to concede later that it actually cuts no carbon emissions because there's never enough wind in London to make a wind turbine turn. (But it does add an unusual architectural flourish to his roof.)

Mr. Cameron even rides his bicycle to work, where, the late George Wallace would be pleased to know, he's learning to park it straight. This won loud applause — until it "emerged," as the London newspapers put it — that Mr. Cameron had assigned his chauffeur to follow behind in his limousine with his briefcase and his office shoes. (Nice briefcase, though, and his shoes look well-made and nicely polished.)

Al will have a lot to discuss with Mr. Cameron, beginning with that enormous light bill in his house in Nashville. Al and Tipper concede that they spend more on electricity in a month than the average Nashville household spends in a year, but they do have the excuse that they have eight bathrooms and you certainly wouldn't expect them to do their business in the dark. Mr. Cameron should invite the Gores to do their business at his house, where he has installed a 660-gallon tank to collect rainwater to service the toilets. He's flush, you might say, with the accoutrements of doing business properly.

Both Al and Dave aspire to something called "carbon neutrality" and are trying to offset their emissions by trading indulgences with lesser beings. When Al flies off to hither and back to yon in a private jet to perform his duties as public scold, scarfing "dirty" jet fuel, he tries to offset these emissions by taking other energy-saving steps, such as installing smaller light bulbs in his closets. Truthfully, it's inconvenient, but who will risk stubbing his toe in a dim closet to save the planet if Al won't?

Al can learn a lot from the Tories. Only yesterday they proposed steep new taxes on air travel, attempting to limit everyone to one airline trip annually. "Everyone could be entitled to one short-haul return flight per year at the standard tax rate," the Tory paper sets out, "but additional flights would be charged at a higher rate." The green geeks and environmental freaks applauded wildly, of course, but the British Air Transport Association observed that the Tory proposals "would decimate the airline industry, the hundreds of jobs it supports and put at risk the [British] position as the global transport hub and our links with the rest of the world."

Al arrives in London just as the global-warming "debate," which the geeks and freaks are trying desperately to avoid, is finally become an actual argument. A widely watched British television documentary called "The Great Global Warming Swindle" is encouraging a growing number of distinguished scientists to dissent from the Gospel According to St. Al (and Brother Dave). It's always nice to get reinforcements, but Al and Dave are learning that zero plus zero is nevertheless zero.

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