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 July 24, 2009 / 3 Menachem-Av 5769

Obama's killer disease slips into remission

By Wesley Pruden

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The killer disease dispensed by Barack Obama slipped into remission yesterday, and we can be thankful it did. "Remission" is not "cure," but it's a start.

Harry Reid, the leader of the Democrats in the Senate, led the obsequies for the rush to judgment, though he was not necessarily obsequious about it. "It's better to have a product based on quality and thoughtfulness rather than trying to jam something through." Nary a Republican in Washington could have said it better.

The president is trying to make the best of the demise of his promise to get health care "reform" on his desk for a signature before Congress goes home on Aug. 7. "That's OK, I just want to keep the people working," he said late Thursday. "I just want it done by the end of the year. I want it done by the fall." This is brave face-saving talk from the man who insisted for months that he had to have his health care "reform" by August, or the sky would fall (or at least cloud over, darkly). He took particular exception to a Republican senator's boast that the GOP would make health care "reform" the president's Waterloo. His taking the senator's bait dramatically raised the stakes in the struggle.

Then Mr. Obama adopted a curious diversionary tactic in the wake of Mr. Reid's concession of defeat, returning public attention to the controversy — and the president's contribution to making it a controversy — over the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, the distinguished professor of history at Harvard, by Cambridge cops investigating a suspected break-in at the professor's home. Mr. Gates, a black man, was arrested after he gave the cops, two white men, a bit of lip, asserting that he was an important Harvard professor.

The president said the Cambridge cops acted "stupidly," and then, when the officers objected to being called stupid, the White House said the smooth-talking president, who as we all know more or less invented the English language, didn't mean that the officers who acted "stupidly" were in fact "stupid." (It probably depends on what the meaning of "is" is.) Further explaining what he was trying to say, the president asserted that with all that's going on in the country with health care and the economy and the wars abroad, "it doesn't make sense to arrest a guy in his own home if he's not causing a serious disturbance."

Just how a private domestic disturbance, by a Harvard professor impressed by his importance on campus, relates to the national debate over whether the federal government should take over another 18 percent of the national economy, the president does not say. (The contretemps off Harvard Yard was probably George W.'s fault, anyway.) But what Mr. Obama and the Democrats know is that the longer it takes to get his "reform" through Congress, the greater the risk the entire enterprise will fall of the weight of its own bureaucratic blubber. His "reform," whatever the final details, is not likely to survive close inspection or analysis. The "reform" he wants, with the government prescribing and supervising treatment of everything from CAT scans and colonoscopies to measuring the size and design of bedpans and rectal thermometers, is a recipe for rationing. A government bureaucrat will tell you when you're sick and whether you're eligible to get well.

Mr. Obama and the Democrats object to the rationing plan being called a rationing plan, so the only way to get a scheme like this past the public, which doesn't always pay close attention early on, is to do it quickly before a lot of people notice.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who earlier in the week was full of fire and ginger, boasting that she "has the votes," retreated Thursday to watered milk and cornmeal mush. "I'm not afraid of August," she said. "It's only a month." No one believed her boast then, nor her assurances now. The hero of the hour may be Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas, a leader of the conservative Democrat "Blue Dogs," who forced Rep. Henry Waxman of California, the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee who is so far out on the left as to occasionally fall into San Francisco Bay, to suspend work on his part of the House legislation. He wants to wait until his party leaders get their act together.

The president envisioned all his Democratic congressmen enacting his health care "reform" and running triumphantly home to bask in public approval. Growing numbers of congressmen, Democrat and Republican alike, have begun to examine this "reform" and are terrified of being seen anywhere near Obama care. They're not stupid, either.

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