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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. 9, 2013/ 27 Teves, 5773

Happy Birthday, Tricky Dick

By Roger Simon




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Today marks Richard Nixon's 100th birthday, and there will be a "gala" in commemoration at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. It will be chaired by Henry Kissinger, and Pat Buchanan is scheduled to speak.

All of which proves our long national nightmare is not over.

How should we look upon Nixon a century after his birth and nearly 39 years after his resignation as president? I vote for "down."

The year-long Richard Nixon Centennial, being run by the Nixon Foundation at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, has chosen three words on its banner to sum up Nixon: "Patriot. President. Peacemaker."

I guess "Paranoid" wouldn't fit.

Nixon was not a fool. He possessed a high-level of political cunning marred only by his corruption, racism, anti-Semitism and attempts to subvert our democratic institutions.

To some, such as those who have contributed big bucks to finance a year's worth of celebratory events, including a May trip to China to "retrace Richard Nixon's steps" that "changed the world," that may seem a little harsh.

But no events are planned to examine Watergate. Why not? Are those who gather to praise Nixon so secretly ashamed that they dare not speak its name?

The Nixon Foundation and the National Archives plan a year of what are being called "Legacy Forums" across the country at which former Nixon officials will discuss Nixon's "statesmanship, his quest for a just society, the foundation of the modern presidency and his goal for a better America."

There is no mention of discussing any of the Articles of Impeachment adopted by the House Judiciary Committee on July 27, 1974, that state Nixon "prevented, obstructed and impeded the administration of justice" in America.

There is no mention of his making "false or misleading statements" to law enforcement officers, or withholding evidence, or counseling witnesses to make false statements, or misusing and interfering with the FBI, CIA and Secret Service.

Surely there is time for just one "Legacy Forum" devoted to the committee's conclusion that "Richard M. Nixon has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as president and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States."

And why not feature some of the tapes that Nixon secretly recorded? They show a fuller picture of the man. One set of tapes, released in 2010, record Nixon saying to Charles Colson, his special counsel, on Feb. 13, 1973, "I've just recognized that, you know, all people have certain traits.'

"For example, the Irish can't drink. What you always have to remember with the Irish is they get mean. Virtually every Irish I've known gets mean when he drinks. It's sort of a natural trait.

"The Italians, of course, just don't have their heads screwed on tight. They are wonderful people, but ..." and here his voice trails off for a moment, and then he continues, "The Jews are just a very aggressive and abrasive and obnoxious personality."

In a separate conversation with his personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, Nixon disagrees with views expressed by his secretary of state, William Rogers, about black people.

"Bill Rogers has got somewhat — and to his credit it's a decent feeling — but somewhat, sort of, a sort of blind spot on the black thing because he's been in New York," Nixon said. "He says, well, 'They are coming along, and that after all, they are going to strengthen our country in the end because they are strong physically and some of them are smart.' So forth and so on."

"My own view is I think he's right if you're talking in terms of 500 years," Nixon continues. "I think it's wrong if you're talking in terms of 50 years. What has to happen is they have to be, frankly, inbred. And, you just, that's the only thing that's going to do it."

So here we have the 37th president of the United States saying black people have to be "inbred" if we want to make them smarter.

So spare me talk about China and all the wonderful environmental legislation he passed. The guy was a loon and a danger to our country. And it was only when Republican leaders went to him and told him the House would impeach him and the Senate might remove him from office, opening up the possibility he could be criminally charged and go to prison, that Nixon decided to resign and later was granted a pardon from Gerald Ford, also born 100 years ago this year.

In fact, a lot of famous people were born a century ago, including Rosa Parks, Vince Lombardi, Menachem Begin, Burt Lancaster, Albert Camus, Willy Brandt and Lloyd Bridges.

I'd rather eat a piece of birthday cake in honor of any of them than to Nixon.

Baudelaire once said, "The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world that he did not exist."

Nixon's merry band wants to sanitize the past and convince us that only a "good" Richard Nixon existed.

But there are many of us who will never forget the real Tricky Dick. And history shouldn't, either.

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