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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

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

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Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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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

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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

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Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

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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

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

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

Jewish World Review April 12, 2006 / 14 Nissan, 5766

Bipartisan border betrayal

By Michael Goodwin


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | By now, you've seen media reports about the Senate's "failure" to enact a new immigration law. Don't be fooled.


The "failure" is actually progress. Doing nothing is far better than enacting a reckless piece of fiction masquerading as reform, which is what the Senate was about to do before the scam collapsed.


This is one of those times when gridlock was a good thing, and when bipartisanship was a conspiracy against the truth. Any senator who signed up for the fraudulent bill ought to be arrested for impersonating a public official. Start with Republican Bill Frist and Democrat Harry Reid, the majority and minority leaders, respectively, and throw in John McCain and Ted Kennedy, the prime architects of this political dirty trick on the public. Shame on all of them.


Just as the devil is in the details, so were the lies of the rejected legislation. The biggest whopper was the preposterous claim that the federal government could conduct thorough background checks on 11 million illegal immigrants already here. Presumably those checks would be more rigorous than the one on Bernie Kerik, the former NYPD boss whose alleged misdeeds were uncovered by the Daily News and other media before he could become the head of Homeland Security.


And the Internal Revenue Service, that bastion of efficiency and clarity, was supposed to collect back taxes from those 11 million. On the basis of what documentation? Many illegal immigrants are paid in unreported cash, so there is simply no way to accurately calculate how much each owes. And what about those who had fake documents, such as Social Security cards? Would they get off scot-free?


In fact, those goofy provisions would have required a new wave of bureaucrats wielding rubber stamps. The result would have been mass naturalizations - which is amnesty without having the honesty to admit it. That would have been an invitation for still others to come here.


And that's not the worst of it. The bill went from bad to bizarre with a provision that would have created three categories of illegal immigrants and applied different rules to each, depending on how long they've been in the U.S. The earlier an immigrant broke the law, the more rights he would have. How nutty is that?


Again, the logistics would be overwhelming. Other than those who came on visas and overstayed, how would authorities know when an individual came? They couldn't, but that didn't stop Senators from both parties from calling their bill "reform."


Even on its best days, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is swamped, with huge backlogs and long delays routine. Those immigrants who play by the rules know the horrors: It now takes as long as 24 years for a foreign sibling of a citizen to get a family preference visa. Someone who marries a U.S. citizen abroad will wait more than 2 years just for an interview as part of the process of moving here. There are thousands of felons and others with deportation orders who are roaming free because there aren't enough officers to track them down.


The honest hard work of immigration reform must begin with stopping the flood of illegals. Whether it's Mexicans who sneak across the southern border or Irish students who overstay their visas, the problem is the same: America has lost control of who comes into this country. Until that control is regained, there can be no such thing as immigration reform.

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