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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

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 8, 2009 / 14 Iyar 5769

Oh, those lovey-dovey do-gooders

By Greg Crosby

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Why are the vast majority of reporters and others of the media so liberal? In poll after poll the news and entertainment media is shown to be something like 90% liberal in their individual political and social beliefs. For the longest time this was denied (mostly by the ones furthest to the left) but now almost no one disputes that the media is left leaning. So it is a given that the press would treat the candidates that they supported and voted for much better than the candidates that they don't personally like. And that is why, children, we now have Obama presidential press conferences that feature primarily softball questions.

Yes, the press absolutely adores Barack Obama. They are deeply, deeply in love. There is nothing he could possibly do that will change this - short of burning his membership card to Planned Parenthood and actually calling Islamic terrorists Islamic terrorists. Every story reported will be spun to his advantage. Every personal glimpse of the man will be focused on the beautiful and the wonderful. Get used to it, that's the way it will be.

But for those of us with memory banks that go back further than the last Miley Cyrus hit, we know that this isn't the first media love affair with a democrat president - not by a long shot. Remember Bill Clinton? Remember all the reporter-ettes and media harpies that gushed over him? They loved him. Still do. Remember John Kennedy? Same story. It's been 50 years and the liberal love affair with Kennedy shows no sign of cooling off. The only democrat to be president they didn't love was Lyndon Johnson, but they don't exactly hate him either. The liberals simply handle Johnston like this - they pretend he never existed.

Democrats can't just vote for a politician, they have to fall in love with the guy. It's like a high school girl's crush. Their man is the smartest, handsomest, most witty, best spoken man ever to run for office. ("Oooo, he's sooo cute!") They'll tell you that he was the smartest in his college class, you know like they said of Al Gore and John Kerry even though records prove that Bush's scholastic grades were consistently higher than both of these "geniuses."

Conservatives don't fall in love with the man they vote into office. More often than not they disagree with their candidate concerning key issues simply because there has not been a truly conservative presidential candidate running for office for decades. You've got to go back to Ronald Reagan to even get close. Sure, they'll vote for Republicans (better than the alternative), but usually with some reservations.

And even with Reagan, most conservatives I know did not like everything he did. I loved a lot of things he stood for, I admired the man, I trusted the man, I voted for him and I thought he was wonderful for America. I liked him. Was I "in love" with him? No. I don't even think that way. And that's the difference between the liberals and the conservatives. Conservatives want important issues dealt with in a pragmatic way …Libs want to fall in love.

Check out this "news report" filed by Christine Simmons of the Associated Press.

"WASHINGTON (May 3) -- The first couple took full advantage of the cool spring night.

After a date night out on Saturday evening, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama decided to take a stroll when their motorcade arrived back at the White House.

So they began walking on the driveway of the White House South Lawn while holding hands. First they passed the West Wing, then their children's swing set. They kept walking, swinging their hands together.

"There were no Secret Service agents right behind them - the agents stood off, in one of the rare moments that the Obamas had private space outside the White House walls.

As the Obamas walked behind shrubbery and out of sight, the unscripted moment left reporters guessing where they were going. To the vegetable garden? The basketball court? No final word, but they eventually came back the same way from where they started, rounding out their 8-minute walk. The walk wrapped up one of their first date nights in the District since they've lived at the White House."

Ahh, spring …true love… Just another warm and fuzzy romantic adventure with the "first couple." In eight years did you ever hear George and Laura refered to as "the first couple?" Of course not. And that's another thing, whenever there's a Democrat in the White House, the press loves to play up the romance between the two. This is never done with the Rebuplicans, even with Ronald and Nancy Reagan, who were probably the most devoted presidental couple since Abigail and John Adams.

There is nothing quite like a liberal when it comes to doling out compassion, love, and understanding … as long as it's to other liberals.

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