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

Hold 'em liable --- the colleges, that is

By Ron Hart

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "If we outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns." ~ old bumper sticker

In the wake of the Tuscon shootings, the left dusted off their tired old arguments for gun control. Dick Durbin, liberal from Illinois (the near-bankrupt state that just raised income taxes), justified calling for limits on free speech by implying that the murders at the Safeway were incited by the right. John Boehner and the Republicans will respond the only way they know how, by insisting that the next session of Congress be opened by its members reading aloud the script of "The Naked Gun."

You never know where politicians can agree. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) even agreed on a national ID card. Those two have not agreed on anything since the decision to invade Iraq, so you know the ID card must be a good idea.

Maybe the Dems and the GOP can enact some of that much-ballyhooed "bi-partisan" legislation. One bill might say that only endangered species can be permitted to carry firearms for protection against extinction. That is sort of how bipartisan legislation comes out.

Or perhaps felons paroled from prison can be issued a gun as long as they sign a pledge of "no funny business" with the firearm. You know, like the pledges to balance the budget that Congressmen sign.

All sorts of celebrities let the lib flag fly after the Tuscon shootings. Tom Brokaw even said he would be afraid to go into a bar in Arizona because patrons can carry guns. Although anyone can carry a gun into a bar in many states, it used to be that only one person would actually have one. Among other things, this usually meant he got his drinks comp-ed. I am not sure what Brokaw was getting at, but I guess there was a time when there was only one gun in a bar and folks had to share. With everyone packing heat, the sense of community and camaraderie once prevalent in bars has been lost.

Furthermore, what is wrong with guns in bars? What sober person would want to shoot a gun?

Brokaw must now feel compelled to amend his book, The Greatest Generation, to say its members beat back Nazi Germany in World War II with their cool and reasoned demeanor of non-violence.

All of the calls for yet more laws to control guns are just grandstanding. Never mind that Arizona had plenty of gun laws on the books that should have, in these folks' minds, prevented Loughner's senseless act. And have you ever noticed that shootings like Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, etc. seem to happen in so-called "gun-free" zones?

Here are some actual gun facts from the "Just the Facts" website:

  • 10,866 murders were committed with guns in 2008, but The Journal of Quantitative Criminology (I think it was the May swimsuit issue) found that U.S. civilians used guns to defend themselves and others from crimes at least 989,883 times per year.

  • Since Florida's right-to-carry (a gun) law went into effect in 1987, the state's average murder rate has dropped by 36%.

  • In a survey of male felons in eleven prisons, 69% were themselves, or knew of a person who was, "scared off, shot at, wounded, or captured by an armed victim."

  • In 1982, Obama's Democratic Utopia, Chicago, instituted a handgun ban. "Since the outset of the Chicago handgun ban, the percentage of Chicago murders committed with handguns has averaged about 40% higher than it was before the law took effect." Now Chicago is one of the murder capitals of the country, an inconvenient little truth omitted from Chicago's Chamber of Commerce brochures.

Washington, DC experienced a similar situation after banning handguns there. If we know anything about criminals, it is that a murderous thug won't risk non-compliance with a city ordinance by not properly registering his AK47. Predictably, the DC murder rate jumped 73% after the ban went into effect.

Let's be clear: firearms are only dangerous if used for their intended purpose. Yet liberals with no real life experience, like Obama, John Kerry and Al Franken, suggest inane gun laws to make themselves feel good. Like gun manufacturers and cigarette makers, who make legal products, certain Ivy League schools need to be held liable for the damage their products cause to society.



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JWR contributor Ron Hart grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal.

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