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 May 10, 2010/ 26 Iyar 5770

Greeks, Leaks and and Double-Speak

By Arnold Ahlert

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Some days writing a column is harder than other days. This is particularly true when the full flower of moonbat liberalism manifests itself in so many different arenas. Here are some of those arenas in no particular order:

I couldn't care less that two self-aggrandizing asses were tasered, one for running onto a ball field in Philadelphia, and the other for disrupting the Players Championship golf tournament in Florida. The hand-wringers called it an unnecessary use of force. Baloney. A couple of young screw-ups got an electrifying dose of consequences for irresponsible behavior—period.

Anyone who thinks Greece isn't the proverbial canary in the coal mine is in a coma. See if this sounds familiar: out-of-control spending, a bloated, self-entitled public service sector, a mountain of accumulated debt, trillions of dollars in unfunded mandates—and a corrupt political class completely out of touch with the people. With precious few exceptions, what nation couldn't be plugged into the above description?

The BP oil spill is a tragedy and a travesty. Despite the predictable hysteria by the enviro jackboots, 60% of Americans recognize this for exactly what it is: a regrettable accident, but no excuse for abandoning our pursuit of domestic oil sources.

On the travesty side, Americans are getting a double-dose: government incompetence, despite all the "we we're on it from day one" blather coming from the Obama administration, and another glaring example of a media double-standard for giving them a pass. Anyone who thinks a Republican administration would have received the same calculated indifference from members of the Fourth Estate is completely clueless.

This is one American who will not be cowed by conniving, duplicitous hacks, for whom I have three words: drill, baby, drill.

The school officials who sent five kids home for wearing American flags on Cinco de Mayo should be fired. How poisonous is the mindset that has permeated far too many American public schools? No one could put it any better than Jessica Cortez, a sophomore at Live Oak high school where the incident took place: "It's disrespectful to do it on Cinco de Mayo. They can be a patriot on some other day. Not that specific day."

Got that? One can only wonder how many other "holidays" Americans should be required to suppress their patriotism so as not to offend kids who, due to the anti-American rhetoric which is now an integral part of the "educational" experience, have been taught to be offended. I've said it before and I'll say it again: public schools are Ground Zero for the leftist indoctrination machine. Until parents recognize this reality and fight back, more and more weak-thinking, socialist-loving, big-government zealots will be spewed onto the American landscape.

Three Navy SEALS tried, three Navy SEALS acquitted. Personal memo to those willing to put themselves in harm's way to protect our nation—even as their own superiors and the unconscionable "Rules of Engagement" further endanger their lives: dead terrorists tell no tales.

the Obama administration, and the incomparably incompetent Janet Napolitano, have made it clear that much of their "strategy" for protecting our nation against terrorist attacks can be reduced to two words: dumb luck. Can anyone imagine what the American public would be thinking if three hundred-plus lives were snuffed out by the Christmas Eve underwear bomber, followed by perhaps another several hundred in Times Square—both of which would have followed the successful terrorist attack at Fort Hood? I can tell you one thing they wouldn't be thinking: holding civilian trials for the perpetrators of 9/11 in New York City is a great idea.

Perhaps the only thing more appalling is a mainstream media which, after getting their hopes raised following initial reports of a "white man" leavings Times Square, could barely conceal their collective disappointment when Faisal Shahzad turned out to be another Muslim terrorist instead of a "crazy tea-bagger." This is the same media which has swallowed the "lone wolf" theory perpetrated by an administration desperate to convey the message that we're up against a series of disgruntled individuals rather than a worldwide cancer perpetrated by Islamic fanatics.

Let me clue liberals into a couple of realities they would love to deny: 1. the overwhelming majority of terrorists are Muslim; 2. the overwhelming majority of illegal immigrants are Hispanic. That liberals would consider both realitiesimpediments to successful strategies for dealing with these problems is a testament to the utter bankruptcy of their worldview.

Despite a court ruling in April that the FCC had no authority to regulate the Internet, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, like so many liberals, won't take "no" for an answer if it goes against their worldview. Once again, government meddling is being characterized as promoting "fairness." Once again, the private sector, more than willing to spend billions to expand service, will now take a wait-and-see approach, until government decides how much of the industry they can socialize for the "good of the people." Add these companies to a long list of those who will not hire any more workers until they are sure how far a far-reaching government can intrude on their bottom line.

And never forget: the same media which castigated the Bush administration for a 5% unemployment rate is now saying an increase in unemployment rate from 9.7% to 9.9% is good news, because it means more people are looking for jobs. Perhaps if the unemployment rate tops 10%, they'll be ecstatic.

Lastly, as we can observe, some tragedies are "more equal" than others. Unlike the mainstream media, I cannot ignore the trials and tribulations being endured by the people of Nashville and the surrounding areas which have been devastated by floods. No doubt ordinary—dare I say mostly white—Americans struggling against the capriciousness of Mother Nature isn't as "sexy" as some of the other items mentioned above. No doubt the president playing golf during the tragedy, or the fact that Janet Napolitano waited six days before touring the area is no big deal. But one would think 30 deaths might merit more than a passing mention by most of the major news outlets. Alas, no such luck.

Hang in there, Tennessee. Some of out here actually give a damn.

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