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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

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

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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

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April 4, 2014

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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

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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

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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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

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The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Sept. 4, 2008 / 4 Elul 5768

Hypocrisy in the Kultursmog

By Bob Tyrrell with Alan B. Somers

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In this election year, "change" has been the catnip of the liberals. It renders them blissful. Change will put an end to the dominance of American politics by the "Washington insiders." And the instrumentality of that "change" will be a first-term senator of unassailable probity, Sen. Barack H. Obama, who curiously enough began his career a decade ago in Chicago as a cog in the political machine of Mayor Richard Daley. To the critics' charges that Prophet Obama is short on experience, his supporters respond that he has enormous experience, which is obviously untrue. Also, he has chosen as his running mate Sen. Joe Biden, a six-term Washington insider who is a rough and tough Irish guy from the hell's kitchen of Scranton, Pa., which is about the first time that the public has heard that stretcher.

Yet these palpably absurd claims have taken on the dimension of commonplace truth in the political media. A presidential candidate running on the claim that he is new to the dirty game of politics can claim he is sufficiently experienced to hold the highest office in the land. What is more, he can claim that he is unencumbered by Washington insiders while boasting of his Washington insider running mate, whose record, by the way, as an airhead and occasional plagiarist apparently is going to be officially overlooked. All these contradictions trouble not at all that institution that columnist Tony Blankley calls the mainstream moron media. What does trouble the morons is Sen. John McCain's choice of a running mate.

The liberals' complaint is that she, Gov. Sarah Palin, is inexperienced. Further, with five children — one a pregnant teenager, another with Down syndrome — she has too many domestic responsibilities to be in government. She also has a son who is going off to war, and frankly I am curious as to how this young man will be held against her. Now, you might recall that of the past five presidents, four became presidents after serving as governors. Until just the other day, Washington's political experts would tell you that it has been a governor's mansion, not the United States Senate, that has served as the training ground of the modern president. Further, you might recall that feminists were exhorting their sisters to "have it all."

Have a career and a family. Domestic chores were to be shared with one's husband. Gov. Palin has a husband. So why can she not serve as vice president? Rep. Geraldine Ferraro had children and actually got to be a Washington insider before running for vice president. The feminists never ordered her back to the house and hearth. Well, maybe the problem for Gov. Palin is that troubling matter raised by the investigative reporters of The New York Times this week, to wit, her husband was arrested on a DUI charge 22 years ago. If any of you ever run for public office, be sure you know your spouse's police record going back, presumably, to the age of reason — that would be age 7.

There is a huge whiff of hypocrisy here. That it comes from practically every outlet of media should remind us of our insistence at The American Spectator that so polluted with liberal politics is the political culture that it is rightly termed a Kultursmog . The workings of the smog rarely have been as visible as in the aftermath of Sen. McCain's selection of Gov. Palin to be his running mate. She, with her political career and lifestyle values, is a perfect blend of feminism and traditional womanhood. Yet with astonishing speed, she is being depicted in the mainstream moron media as an unacceptable vice presidential candidate. The salient charge is that she lacks experience, though one would have to be pretty thick not to notice that she has more experience in governing than the Democrats' supposedly experienced, yet somehow innocent and untried presidential candidate.

Also being pumped into the Kultursmog is the canard that McCain showed bad judgment and haste in choosing the governor of Alaska. Actually, McCain's campaign reveals plenty of evidence that its seasoned political operators researched her carefully, and the media's supposed exposes were no surprise to anyone but the morons. As for McCain's judgment, this is the guy who in late 2006, when the roof was falling in on us in Iraq, sent President George W. Bush a three-page letter arguing for what has come to be called "the surge." With years of military experience (some of it firsthand) behind him — and having read recent scholarly reports on conditions in Iraq — McCain argued that an additional 30,000 troops would create the security to allow a political solution.

Almost everyone was against McCain, including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, some field commanders, the Iraq Study Group, members of the mainstream moron media, and the Prophet Obama. Now we know McCain, the agent of change and bedeviler of Washington insiders, was right. Alas, there is no applause in the Kultursmog.

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