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 May 28, 2009 / 5 Sivan 5769

Republicans who appease racists kill their credibility

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "If Republicans rake her (Judge Sotomayor) over they coals, Republicans will never be elected again." — Geraldo Rivera, Fox News, to Don Imus on 5/28/09.

Senator Chuckie Schumer D. - N.Y., said that Republicans would oppose Sotomayor at their peril. "I think the confirmation process will be more of a test of the Republican Party than it is for Judge Sotomayor," Schumer said.

"HOCKEYPUCKS!!" Yours Truly

Can we get an "AMEN!" from someone…anyone in the Republican Party? When will a leader emerge who'll stick up for the principle of blind justice under the law? Or will the tepid Republicans continue to sink their teeth into the wish and wonder sandwich of racial politics? That's where you wish Latinos don't notice your opposition and wonder if Latinos will vote for you now.

Gee, how'd that work out for that pro-illegal immigrant moderate John McCain?

Before I go further, let me cite the examples of Judge Sotomayor's prejudice. In case you're from Skiles Junior High, here's what she said: "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived her life." She followed up with a recent ruling preventing an appeal from a white dyslexic firefighter who was ousted from getting a job strictly because he was white. That case is currently before the Supreme Court and is likely to be reversed. She has also mentioned that judges set "policy" then snickered that the comment was made on tape.

It's noteworthy that Democrats viciously attacked Latinos, Miguel Estrada and Alberto Gonzales, when appointed by Republican presidents.

In 1991 when President George H. W. Bush appointed Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, Judge Thomas was put through what he referred to as a "high-tech lynching." He eked out his Senate confirmation 52-48. Forty six Democrats voted against him. Were they afraid of losing the black vote? I don't think so.

In 1992 Clinton beat the incumbent Bush for the presidency.

As then Senator and now VP Joe Biden said, "I think the only reason Clarence Thomas is on the Supreme Court is because he's black." Other than being white males, we don't know for sure why the left hated Alioto and Roberts who NEVER made any statements remotely as damaging as Judge Sotomayor. Obama voted against both judges. Was he worried about losing the White or Italian vote? The notion that a minority can't be racist or sexist is illogical at best and racist in and of itself.

"If we can't oppose this judge then the Republican Party is extinct." Rush Limbaugh

Liberals don't worry about catering to get along. They attack. Democrats regained power in 2006 and 2008 by fighting every inch of the way, whether they had a case or not.

If Republicans shy away from principle fights, because of a racist's race, religion, or class, they accept it. The moral authority for going against bigotry disappears. If Judge Sotomayor must be fought with every political tactic that Democrats used against a non-racist judges Alioto, Roberts and Thomas, then so be it.

Let President Obama explain his racist choice and Judge Sotomayor enlighten us on why she is qualified based on what she said.

When you walk by something that's wrong without doing anything about it, you create a new standard.

If Judge Sotomayor is confirmed she'll take this oath:

"I Sonia Sotomayor, do solemnly swear that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me G-d."

At that moment, Sonia Sotomayor will become a Supreme Court Justice…and be committing felony perjury.

How ironic.

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