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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 March 15, 2010 / 29 Adar 5770

Administration animosity against allies not limited to Israel

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | One of the most poorly kept secrets in Washington is President Obama's animosity toward Great Britain, presumably because of what he regards as its sins while ruling Kenya (1895-1963).


One of Barack Obama's first acts as president was to return to Britain a bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office since 9/11. He followed this up by denying Prime Minister Gordon Brown, on his first state visit, the usual joint press conference with flags.


The president was "too tired" to grant the leader of America's closest ally a proper welcome, his aides told British journalists.


Mr. Obama followed this up with cheesy gifts for Mr. Brown and the queen. Columnist Ian Martin described his behavior as "rudeness personified."


There was more rudeness in store for Mr. Brown at the opening session of the United Nations in September.


"The prime minister was forced to dash through the kitchens of the UN in New York to secure five minutes of face time with President Obama after five requests for a sit down meeting were rejected by the White House," said London Telegraph columnist David Hughes. Mr. Obama's "churlishness is unforgivable," Mr. Hughes said.


The administration went beyond snubs and slights earlier this month when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton endorsed the demand of Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, a Hugh Chavez ally, for mediation of Argentina's specious claim to the Falkland Islands, a British dependency since 1833.


The people who live in the Falklands, who speak English, want nothing to do with Argentina. When, in 1982, an earlier Argentine dictatorship tried to seize the Falklands by force, the British — with strong support from President Ronald Reagan — expelled them.


"It is truly shocking that Barack Obama has decided to disregard our shared history," wrote Telegraph columnist Toby Young. "Does Britain's friendship really mean so little to him?"


Does Barack Obama think Democrats in the House of Representatives who represent swing districts are British? He's treating them as if they were.


As the world knows, the president and his aides are lobbying, cajoling, pleading with, threatening and bribing these Democrats to vote for a health care bill a large plurality of their constituents really, really hate. Most of those who accede to Mr. Obama's wishes probably will lose their seats in the midterm elections.


Okay. Sometimes it's necessary for a politician to put what he or she sees as the national interest over his or her parochial interest. As Edmund Burke told the electors of Bristol: "Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion." (Mr. Burke lost the next election.)

Letter from JWR publisher


The Democrats contemplating walking the plank on Obamacare no doubt hope the president would then turn his attention to something the people really want, like jobs.


If so, they hope in vain.


"President Barack Obama made a renewed push for a long-stalled climate and energy bill Tuesday, urging lawmakers at a White House meeting to pass a comprehensive bill this year," reported the Associated Press.


If there is a piece of legislation more toxic than Obamacare, it is the cap and trade bill the president wants to revive. It would send the cost of gasoline and electricity soaring, and cost up to three million jobs over the next 20 years, according to one study.


Popular support for cap and trade was low before this winter — when at one point last month every state except Hawaii had snow on the ground — and before the Climategate and related scandals indicated the "science" on which cap and trade is based is highly suspect. Support for cap and trade has plummeted since.


It is said that trouble comes in threes, and so it does for House Democrats. President Obama also wants a vote this year on a massive immigration reform (amnesty) bill very like the one that caused a popular uprising against President Bush and Congress in 2007.


A Democrat from a swing district might be able to survive one highly unpopular vote. Three is pushing it.


Perhaps President Obama secretly wants a Republican Congress to play off against. He seems to be doing everything he can to bring that about.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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