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December 2, 2014

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 Oct. 13, 2006 / 21 Tishrei, 5767

The underestimated communicator

By David Limbaugh


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | President Bush is the Republican's best-kept-secret weapon for retaining control of both houses of Congress in November. Between now and Nov. 7, this grossly underestimated communicator must be on point selling his case to the American people.


I was asked by a television network to be part of a panel discussing the impact of the president's Wednesday press conference. Since I only caught part of the event on television, I studied the 20-page transcript of the event.


Bush was confident, unapologetic and engaged. He defended his national security and economic records and vouched for House Speaker Dennis Hastert to boot. In his opening summary, he clearly articulated his positions on national security, including Iraq and North Korea, and the economy. In the question and answer session that followed he was unflappable, disarming and winning.


Democrat congressman Charles Rangel and his colleagues would like you to believe that President Bush's speech was so deflating that it — rather than the small plane crashing into a New York City high-rise — caused the stock market to momentarily stumble. Wishful thinking, Charlie.


Other observers opined that President Bush used the press conference to change the subject from the Foley scandal to other issues. Sorry, but that's exactly the opposite of what is going on.


The truth is that Democrats, with the help of their mainstream media echo chamber, are the ones who have changed the subject from the life and death issues facing voters in November. Bush's press conference refocused our attention on what matters most.


In addition to addressing the issues directly, and starkly contrasting his positions with those of Democrats, President Bush made three other points that have been a long time coming.


First, he said he would not be intimidated from using the Democrats' words against them by their false charge that he was questioning their patriotism. He will continue to call their position on Iraq "cut and run," because it's an accurate descriptor. He noted that Sen. Kerry had advocated a date certain for withdrawal from Iraq, which amounts to "cutting and running" before the mission — enabling Iraq to "defend itself, sustain itself and govern itself" — is complete.


In the turning-their-words-against-them department, President Bush also cited House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's laughable assertion that she "loves tax cuts." President Bush allowed as how he found this quite curious, given Pelosi's record of always voting for tax increases. Boy is the truth painful to its strangers!


Second, the president not only refused — "for about the fifth time" — to acknowledge that invading Iraq was a mistake. He got right back in their faces and affirmed, defiantly, that it was the right thing to do — and said he couldn't wait until we could have an actual debate on this subject. He was daring Democrats to defend the Saddam regime, what with its use of WMD, its systematic torture and its burying alive of its own people — not to mention its support of terrorists.


Third, Bush squarely debunked the Democratic slander that he is a unilateralist. He said the claim was not only bogus — he did assemble a large coalition to attack Iraq and also begged the other recalcitrant nations to join — but noted that Democrats are completely hypocritical and inconsistent on the matter. He had been consistent in his approach to Iraq, Iran and North Korea — employing a multilateral approach to all three. Democrats — redundantly, since it was already being implemented — insisted on a multilateral approach to Iraq, but have castigated Bush for not meeting with each of the twin dictators, Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and North Korea's Kim Jong Il, alone.


On the issues, President Bush welcomes a debate on the state of the robust economy ushered in by his tax cuts. We've created 6.6 million jobs since August 2003, unemployment is down to 4.6 percent, wages are up, the stock market is at an all time high, oil prices are dramatically down, and the deficit has been cut in half three years earlier than he predicted. Any takers?


Then he explained that Democrats were obstructing his prosecution of the war, including opposing his efforts to prevent terrorist attacks through the NSA terrorist tracking program and the legislation authorizing tough interrogation techniques. And he emphasized that remaining in Iraq until the mission is complete is essential to winning the war on terror. Our defeat there would embolden global jihadists — and he does not intend to allow that to happen.


If the president stays out front between now and the elections, forcing a debate on the real issues, the gloom and doom predictions about Democrats regaining control will stop dead in their tracks.

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