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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 Feb. 9, 2010 / 25 Shevat 5770

As the world churns

By Ed Koch

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The Chinese economy is surging. In every area of endeavor, their influence around the world is getting stronger. Government decision makers and media around the world speculate the Chinese will take the place of the U.S. as the world's number one superpower.

Today, the Chinese are our banker. They own 23.35 percent of our national debt. What if, because of pique, or for strategic or tactical reasons, they decided not to continue to annually buy U.S. Treasury bills, and we were forced to look elsewhere? What would be the effect on our economy?

I'm not an economist, but it appears that U.S. Treasury bond interest rates would skyrocket and rates on all other U.S. business bond offerings would follow. We would then face crippling inflation.

President Obama should tell the American people what he intends to do to combat the threat to our economy, and, indeed, to our national sovereignty and security posed by the Chinese owning such a large percentage of our national debt.

Why do we keep irritating the Russians by seeking to place on their borders anti-ballistic missile facilities, as we are now seeking to do in Romania by erecting an ABM facility. Not long ago, we gave up plans to do so in Poland and Czechoslovakia, which was a wise decision. Placing threatening installations which is how the Russians view such ABM installations on or near their borders is no different than if the Russians sought to place comparable installations in Cuba, Mexico, Central or South America, particularly Venezuela and Bolivia.

Instead of irritating the Russians, we should seek to make them our premier international partner. We are both equally threatened by Islamic terrorism. Neither they nor we want China to become the premier world superpower, taking the place of the U.S. The world has basically been safe over the last 65 years because the U.S. and Russia kept it so through the doctrine of MAD (mutually assured destruction). Now we should take our relationship to a higher and friendlier plane: a true partnership on every level.

Shouldn't Toyota allow those who have leased their cars to be included in its recall so the affected customers can get unrecalled cars until their leased cars have been repaired? I think so. If Toyota refuses to make the temporary switch, wouldn't leasers be morally justified in bringing their leased cars back and let dealers sue for any future balances owed? I have a friend whose wife and daughter are petrified and won't use the family leased car. I bet there are tens of thousands similarly situated. I own my Toyota Avalon which has been recalled, but no date of repair has yet been assigned. I'm worried to ride in that car, but I'm not willing to stop using it.

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