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 8, 2010/ 24 Nissan 5770

(Tea) Party On

By Arnold Ahlert

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "I was having lunch with Dr. Laurie Mylroie, one of America's leading students of terrorism in general, and Iraqi terrorism in particular. Laurie was beside herself with anger. Why wasn't the Bush administration citing Gen. James Clapper, the Director of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, who said that satellite imagery proved conclusively that shortly before the war's outbreak, Iraq had transferred its weapons of mass destruction to Syria? Why wasn't it quoting Gen. Georges Sada, deputy chief of Saddam's air force, or Gen. Moshe Ya'alon, Israel's chief-of-staff, both of whom also claimed that Saddam's weapons had been transferred to Syria? Why was it so tongue-tied, so unsure of itself, so unwilling to answer its critics? Didn't anybody in the White House realize that if the Democrats' charges went unanswered, they would fatally undermine the entire case for the war?" — The Man Who Elected Barack Obama, by Joseph Shattan, American Spectator, Apr. 5, 2010

"The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program — a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium — reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.

The removal of 550 metric tons of 'yellowcake' — the seed material for higher-grade nuclear enrichment — was a significant step toward closing the books on Saddam's nuclear legacy. It also brought relief to U.S. and Iraqi authorities who had worried the cache would reach insurgents or smugglers crossing to Iran to aid its nuclear ambitions." — MSNBC, July 5, 2008

Despite what many might think, it is not my intention to use the above quotes to once again make the case that removing Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do. It is one of the great liberal hypocrisies that allows one to be simultaneously against bringing down a mass-murdering, anti-American, terrorist abettor, while professing "great concern" for the "oppressed peoples of the world."

My objective is more important. I am using them to illustrate what happens when the liberal worldview — so much of which is based on lies, distortion and character assassination — isn't met with equal amounts of force and determination to provide Americans with the truth.

The failure to do so was the tragic flaw of the Bush administration.

Unfortunately, while the players change, the game remains the same. There is a still a large faction of progressive Democrats, aided and abetted by a purposefully duplicitous media, willing to use the same tactics to bring down those they consider a large threat to their socialist ambitions.

No one threatens those ambitions more than the Tea Party movement.

As a result, there isn't a day that goes by without some story in the media, or some comment by a Democrat politician (or both) to the effect that Tea Partiers are: racist, fringe right-wingers, angry white people, crazies, thugs, stupid, scary, etc....you get the picture. Every day the progressive machine does their level best to discredit Americans whose chief "sin" is to point out an unassailable truth:

America is going bankrupt due to the gross fiscal irresponsibility of the political ruling class.

There isn't an honest person in America who can dispute that fact — which is why it becomes vitally necessary to obliterate the messengers who disseminate it.

And yet incredibly, there is still a level of incomprehension, if not outright denial, that such fire must be met with equal amounts of fire, that each and every distortion, lie, and character assassination must be categorically and forcefully refuted. Turning the other cheek may be a Judeo-Christian ideal, but when you end up with bruises on both sides of your face, you have to realize you're up against an ideology with only one objective: to prevail, no matter what it takes.

Letter from JWR publisher

When Democrats made it their mission to destroy the Bush presidency, truth was the first casualty. One of the great ironies of modern times is that the slogan, "Bush lied, people died" was perhaps the biggest lie told during the previous administration's tenure. Every aspect of Democrats' claims that they were "misled" into supporting the war in Iraq (a fact in and of itself that has been studiously ignored) can be refuted with documentable proof, including two bipartisan Congressional commissions — which Democrats themselves demanded.

Does anyone think — at this juncture — such facts matter anymore? Let me save you a guess. The answer is no. Why? Because there is a shelf life after which any lie left to fester unchallenged becomes unchallengeable. Sen. Joseph McCarthy has been vilified by the left for years because he pointed out that communists had infiltrated the United States government. When the Soviet Union fell, formerly secret documents known as the Venona papers proved McCarthy was right. Has McCarthy's reputation been rehabilitated as a result?

Or course not.

As far as the left is concerned, today's Tea Partiers are nothing more than a large group of Joe McCarthys who must have their reputations tarnished beyond repair, irrespective of the truthfulness of their message. There is only one way to counter this: every smear the left puts out about them must be dealt with immediately.

This is key. We live in a country where most peoples' knowledge of history is minimal and their attention span is limited by technologically-driven distractions. Sound-bytes aimed at destroying the credibility of the Tea Party movement are being driven by those who know full well that "volume" — aka, the lie repeated often enough — is often the determining factor in winning the hearts and minds of the general public. If I may use an expression that applies quite aptly, the Tea Party movement is being "Palinized," by those who understand that a never ending barrage of vilification need not contain an ounce of truth to make it effective.

And, as I said in a previous column, the Republican party also needs to snap to it as well. Why?

Last week's announcement by Barack Obama that he is suddenly in favor of opening up more areas for oil exploration is a perfect example of a leftist con job: he opens up some areas for exploration, while closing others that are just as, if not more, promising. Despite this ostensible green light, a host of federal regulations will ensure that actual drilling for oil remains years away.

In the meantime, a number of clueless Republicans are being courted to support cap and trade, the most pernicious piece of federal command-and-control legislation ever created. It is a law that would give the feds unprecedented control over America's energy suppliers, and raise energy costs for every American. And part of the Obama administration's "negotiating" tactics are nothing more than common thuggery: you either bend to our will or we'll allow the EPA to assume totalitarian control over everything energy-related — including the air one exhales — absent any input from Congress whatsoever.

Republicans who thought health care was their line in the sand desperately need to see the big picture: every radical transformation of America these socialist hacks propose must be met with the same monolithic resistance Republicans demonstrated with ObamaCare. If Republicans can't find the backbone to do it for the people, then they should consider their naked political interest instead: Obama, et al, are bound and determined to make your political party completely irrelevant.

Translation: complicity — be it on cap and trade, amnesty for illegals, faux financial reform or any other socialist scheme equals political suicide.

Unless I'm missing something, Tea Partiers have zero interest in politicians who believe in compromising with radicals to "get things done." And it's long past time Republicans realized — like the Tea Partiers already have — that the definition of "middle of the road" has been completely skewed by the left. That is why those Americans who believe in limited government, individual freedom, a Constitution that says what it means, and every other aspect of American exceptionalism must be branded as far-right bigots.

It is the only way to maintain the charade that today's Democrats are "reasonable" people.

America literally cannot afford such "reasonableness," and those Republicans who aid and abet it are no better than the perpetrators themselves. Selling out — under the banner of "bipartisanship," no less — won't cut it.

Ordinary Americans — the heart and soul of the Tea party movement, despite every attempt by Democrats and their media lapdogs to obfuscate reality — have demonstrated a remarkable commitment to their cause, and a remarkable amount of restraint towards those who consider them beneath contempt. The Democrat-media machine would like us all to believe the movement is small, radicalized and ineffective — yet their constant attempts to prove it demonstrate their fear that it is not.

This is one American who'd bet the farm that the Tea Party movement represents the No Longer Silent Majority in today's America, and those politicians who understand that will prosper mightily in the next two elections.

Republicans: get on board the Tea Party Express — or get out of the way.

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04/02/10: Two For the Road
03/29/10: The Innate Immorality of Liberalism
03/24/10: The Art of War
03/22/10: I Want My Country Back
03/18/10: A Perpetual Process
03/17/10: American Exhibitionists
03/15/10: A Light Bulb Moment of Clarity
03/10/10: Little Things Mean A Lot
02/03/10: Budgetary Fork in the Road
02/01/10: Liberal Economic Illiteracy
01/27/10: ‘Roe-ing and Wade-ing’ Back to Reason
01/25/10: Arrogance When Up, Denial When Down
01/20/10: Connecting the Educational Dots
01/19/10: The Next Tea Party?
01/15/10: The Myth That Keeps on Giving
01/13/10: Airport Security Begins Away From the Airport
01/11/10: Secrets and Lies
01/08/10: Embracing Bigotry — or Rejecting Bullying?
01/06/10: Hanging by an Ideological Thread
01/04/10: Our ‘Wonderama’ Bureaucracy
12/30/09: A Day Off
12/28/09: Dangerous Myths
12/25/09: I, Me, Mine
12/23/09: A Very Harry Christmas
12/21/09: My Opinon
12/18/09: The Party of Repeal
12/15/09: Privileged Exemption
11/30/09: ‘Settled’ Science and Unsettled Children
11/30/09: American Sharia Law
11/23/09:The Trial (Travesty) of the Century
11/04/09: American Vampires and Their Political Enablers
11/01/09: ‘Opting Out’ of Insanity?
10/28/09: Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer. Brain Required
10/26/09: Communism: Nazism With Better PR
10/21/09: Just Asking
10/16/09: Cost Projections vs. Actual Costs, or Hope and Change vs. Reality
10/14/09: News you can use …
10/07/09: Incremental Insidiousness
10/05/09: MIA: Common Sense and Common Decency
09/30/09: Iran: Bad Options and Unpreparedness
09/21/09: Crying Racism: the Last Refuge of Scoundrels
09/11/09: 9/11 Cannot Be Sanitized
09/08/09: ‘Truthers’ and Consequences
09/01/09: A ‘Paper Trail’ Challenge for the Mainstream Media
08/31/09: Drowning in Amorality
08/26/09: The Republican Recovery Program

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