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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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 Jan 11, 2012/ 16 Teves, 5772

Mitt Romney wants to save your soul

By Roger Simon




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | NASHUA, N.H. — Alone in his hotel room on a dark and stormy night, the presidential candidate was memorizing his talking points when the Devil appeared before him.

“Worry not,” the Devil said. “I can grant you a victory in the primaries and the nomination of your party. But in return, you must sell me your soul.

“You must betray all decent principles. You must pander, trivialize and deceive. You must gain victory by exploiting bigotry, fear, envy and greed. And you must conduct a campaign based on lies, sham, hype and distortion.”

“So?” the presidential candidate replied. “What’s the catch?”

An old joke. But one of my favorites. And perfect for the Republican nominating race so far. Even though the New Hampshire primary was marked by an odd lack of passion on the part of the voters, it was marked by a high degree of Republican-on-Republican brutality.

It came to a head on the day before the primary. Mitt Romney, speaking about free market capitalism, spoke of bad insurance companies and how, “if you don’t like what they do, you can fire them. I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.”

His statement was quickly chopped down to “I like to fire people” and almost the entire Republican field jumped down his throat. “Gov. Romney enjoys firing people; I enjoy creating jobs,” said Jon Huntsman, knowing full well he was taking the quotation wildly out of context.

The media, playing their role as observers who come down from the hills after the battle is over to shoot the wounded, went into a frenzy over the “gaffe,” threatening to make it the most trivial issue to affect an election since Howard Dean screamed.

Rick Perry savaged Romney and his former company, Bain Capital, as practicing “vulture capitalism.”

“They’re just vultures,” Perry said. “They swoop in, eat the carcass and leave the skeleton.”

Which might have been a vivid and effective attack — if Perry were running in the Democratic primaries. Most Republicans, however, are not outraged when companies buy up other companies, sell them off, make profits and cause the stock to rise. Why?

Because you know what they call people who own a lot of stocks? Republicans.

Somehow, Perry and the others had confused their own party with Occupy Wall Street.

Ron Paul rode to Romney’s defense, issuing a statement saying: “Rather than run against Gov. Romney on the issues of the day, Santorum, Huntsman and Gingrich have chosen to play along with the media elites and exploit a quote taken horribly out of context.”

But Rick Santorum said the whole incident was an example of how “inarticulate” Romney was and Newt Gingrich, continuing his chosen role as human hand grenade, said it showed how Romney could never win a debate against Barack Obama and that Romney would be “the weakest nominee in decades.”

But Gingrich has his own vulnerabilities, such as his continuing insistence on referring to himself as a member of “the middle class.”

Romney was ready for that one. “If you have a half-a-million-dollar purchase from Tiffany’s, you’re not a middle-class American,” Romney said.

But Romney, even during his moment of sweet and decisive victory Tuesday night, could not keep himself from letting a little bitterness creep into his speech.

“President Obama wants to put free enterprise on trial,” Romney said, “and in the last few days, we’ve seen some desperate Republicans join him.”

His audience lustily booed the “desperate” among their own party, but Romney continued on a much higher plane, indicating that after the first two contests, Iowa and New Hampshire, he is already beginning his general election campaign.

“Soldiers coming home from the front lines are now standing in the unemployment lines,” Romney said, and then said Obama’s philosophy was: “It could be worse.”

‘It must be better, and it will be better!” Romney said. “This campaign is about more than replacing a president. It’s about saving the soul of America.”

Newt Gingrich was not buying it. “I am actually electable,” Gingrich said about the difference between himself and Romney. “We’ve spent a lot of time in South Carolina and we’ve made several visits there, but our name recognition is low. But tomorrow, there will be a new order to the universe.”

Tomorrow dawned, however, and the order of the universe was the same.

Mitt Romney is 2-0. After the South Carolina primary on Jan. 21, he will probably be 3-0. And after Florida on Jan. 31, he will probably be 4-0.

And there will be nobody who can stop him.

Mitt Romney has become what every capitalist dreams of: He has become too big to fail.

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