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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

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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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

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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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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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Jewish World Review March 18, 2005 / 7 Adar II, 5765

The wrath of the moonbats

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | When the Moonbat Hall of Fame opens, Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) deserves a wing all to himself.

Hinchey has brought together — without the assistance of a shred of evidence — the two conspiracy theories currently roiling the fever swamp Left.

Lefties have yet to come to terms with the downfall of Dan Rather over his use of crudely forged documents in a broadcast charging that then Lt. Bush shirked his duties in the Texas Air National Guard.

CBS has been incurious about the source of the forgeries, as have most other journalists. But Hinchey has figured it out. They were planted by Bush political guru Karl Rove.

"It originated with Karl Rove, in my belief, in the White House," Hinchey said at a town meeting in Ithaca last month. "They produced papers that made (Bush's service) look even worse. And they distributed those out to elements of the media. And it was only CBS — whatever which one Rather works for — the people there they finally bought into it, and they aired it."

Asked by someone in the audience if he had any evidence to support this charge, Hinchey acknowledged he didn't. He went on to say that it "is very important to make charges like that," even though there is no evidence for them.

Hinchey has sex with farm animals. It's important to make charges like that, even though there is no evidence for them.

In an interview on the Hannity and Colmes program, Hinchey asserted that Jeff Gannon had broken the fake document story.

The Rathergate story was broken by Atlanta lawyer Harry MacDougald, with a posting on the Free Republic web site, but we can't expect a guy who isn't sure what network Dan Rather works for to be aware of that.

"Jeff Gannon" is the nom de plume of Jim Guckert, formerly the White House correspondent of Talon News. Nobody had ever heard of either until Gannon/Guckert tossed a softball question at President Bush during a news conference in January.

This raised suspicions among the White House press corps and the left side of the blogosphere. Everyone knows real journalists ask softball questions only of Democrats.

When a Republican is in the White House, real journalists ask questions like the one Elisabeth Bumiller of the New York Times asked President Bush Tuesday about his nomination of Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz to head the World Bank.

"Paul Wolfowitz, who was the chief architect of one of the most unpopular wars in our history..." Ms. Bumiller began.

Back to Gannon/Guckert. The real beef liberals had with him is that he isn't one. When he or someone like him tosses Bush a softball, the president gets a break from the probing, balanced, fair, thoughtful questions of "real" journalists like Bumiller.

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Since that's too revealing a complaint, three other objections were raised to Gannon's presence in the White House press room.

The first is that Talon News is a rinky dink outfit with a partisan connection. It's owned by Bobby Eberle, a prominent Texas Republican.

The second is that Gannon used a pen name. Liberals don't consider this a problem, though, with Ze'ev Blitzer (Wolf Blitzer), Gerald Rivers (Geraldo Rivera) or Larry Ziegler (Larry King).

The third is that Gannon/Guckert is a homosexual, though I don't see how a person's sexual orientation impacts his qualifications to be a journalist, or why liberals should object. Closet homophobes, are they?

I don't think someone whose credentials are as flimsy as Gannon's should be able to get into the White House even on a day pass. But the White House Correspondents Association doesn't want the access rules changed.

That should put the kibosh on the notion that Gannon was a White House plant. As Gannon himself noted, if Rove were looking for an agent in the press corps, he could have found one with greater credibility.

But in liberal mythology, Gannon is the gay James Bond. Lefties are now alleging he also had prior knowledge that Valerie Plame of the uranium in Niger kerfuffle was an undercover CIA officer.

The moonbats can't get over the fact that Bush is popular, and they are not.

Every Bush victory is the result of a conspiracy. As Bush moves from triumph to triumph, they strap their tinfoil helmets on tighter and tighter.

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