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 April 7, 2006 / 9 Nissan, 5766

Dubya: From ‘dunce’ to ‘dictator’

By David Limbaugh

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | If you choose to believe the Democratic mantra that Bush lied about Iraqi WMD to lead us into war against Iraq, feel free to allow your partisanship or gullibility to subsume your powers of discernment. But how about some of the other Democratic rhetorical excesses?

Do they give you the slightest pause, or do you consider gross hyperbole and distortion in furtherance of undermining a commander in chief you dislike a justifiable means to a preferred end?

As we all know, Democrat politicians have been talking about a possible impeachment drive should they gain control of Congress with the 2006 elections.

If Democrats ultimately make headway on impeachment, they have telegraphed that it will be on the grounds that President Bush has usurped constitutional authority and "taken the law into his own hands."

They have been laying the foundation for this since early on in his presidency — sometime after they abandoned the primary theme that he was too stupid to contemplate, much less mastermind a sophisticated scheme to consolidate executive power. Back then, they preferred the template that Bush was an unwitting dupe for the vile, Machiavellian Dick Cheney and subject to the war-whims of Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Donald Rumsfeld and other neoconservative imperialists.

But they eventually figured out that depicting Bush as hopelessly dim would make it tougher to demonize him personally (it's hard to hate a hapless moron). Though they still deride Bush as syntax-challenged, nuance-deprived and a brash Texas cowboy, they now portray him as "dumb like a fox" — a power-mad fox. In no time, Bush went from stupid to stubborn — "a man unwilling to admit his mistakes," "mistake" being defined as any implementation of conservative policy.

They used to say that Condoleezza Rice, just like Cheney, pulled Bush's strings. After all, he couldn't even remember the name of the Pakistani president back then. But at some point, Bush had miraculously transmogrified into a calculating genius who appointed Rice as secretary of state, not because of her brains, but because of her "unquestioning loyalty." In a stunning reversal, she would become (SET ITAL) his (END ITAL) puppet. In the same way, he installed his "yes-man" Alberto Gonzalez, as attorney general. Indeed, when Bush exercised his perfectly legitimate prerogative to fill his cabinet with these like-minded, trustworthy and highly capable individuals, he was ludicrously accused of "restructuring the government" to surround himself with people who wouldn't offer opposing ideas — in furtherance of his dictatorial aims.

Likewise, when Bush nominated originalists to the federal bench, liberals deceitfully accused him of "stacking the court," attempting to create the impression that he was doing something improper — like FDR did when he tried to restructure the Court in order to add cronies.

Nor was it any accident the left repeatedly compared Bush to Hitler. It was no accident that they said he acted "unilaterally" against Iraq — when he didn't. It was no accident that they held him up as a dangerous enemy of freedom upon passage of the Patriot Act. It has been with utter delight that they've pointed to the NSA surveillance program as another example of his disrespect for civil liberties. And they savored the opportunity to level the preposterous charge that Bush nominated Sam Alito to the Supreme Court because Alito was sympathetic to Bush's grandiose strategy to wrest power from Congress and the courts.

There has been a method to the liberals' madness in accusing Bush of attempting a "dangerous consolidation of power in the executive branch." It may not have begun as a conspiratorial idea to unseat him, but along the way it has ripened into precisely that. And don't think for a second they won't follow through on their impeachment talk if they regain legislative control.

But in the meantime we should take notice of the recklessness of their rhetoric. Bush takes seriously his duty to protect the country. In pushing the Patriot Act, has his goal been to investigate his political enemies or detect and prevent terrorist attacks? Are there any victims of the Act's enforcement? Does he push the NSA monitoring program — which he genuinely and legitimately believes is legal — to eavesdrop on innocent Americans, or those contacted by suspected or known terrorists — with one of the parties to the communication always being outside the country? Are the Democrats who complain about these imaginary victims actually championing civil liberties or opportunistically defaming a national security-oriented president? In all their hype about liberties, does this party of "real security" ever weigh the security implications of their posturing?

Democrats, like senators Leahy and Feingold, keep warning about a breakdown in our constitutional checks and balances. But the truth is: They still work just fine. What they're really mad about is that they're out of power as a result of democratic elections, and it is they who are seeking to upset the constitutional distribution of power.

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