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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 28, 2012/ 5 Nissan, 5772

Obama truth from an open mike

By Jay Ambrose




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Thinking a microphone was turned off, President Barack Obama whispered some secrets to Dmitry Medvedev the other day. He and the Russian president were in Seoul, South Korea. That, you would think, is a long distance from American politics, though not so long when the microphone is really turned on in an age of immediate, long-distance, blanketing communications.

"On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it's important to give me space," said our leader, master of wink-wink, nudge-nudge, and Medvedev got it, smiled back, seemed buoyant: "Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you ... "

While maybe not needing to, Obama explained more.

"This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility," he said, with Medvedev all but sticking a $5 bill in Obama's shirt pocket as he replied again how he understood and would "transmit this information" to Vladimir Putin, who is Russia's czar, or if that title is wrong, something very much like that.

In no time at all, the whole world knew how our president, who did everything conceivably wrong on the subject of missile defense and Russia in his first term, plans to do more wrong in a second term, with this proviso: He does not want the public to know about it now because that knowledge might complicate his re-election prospects.

Once the election is done, it is Katy-bar-the-door, and Obama has tricked poor Katy just about every time she has tried to bar that door in the past.

There was a time when Poland and Czechoslovakia were going to let the United States set up bases for short-range missiles that could knock down long-range missiles from the Middle East. Russia said phooey on that. It claimed the Russian people would be threatened by those bases -- typical Russian hogwash -- and warned it would point its own missiles at our missiles and refuse to cooperate with us on much of anything else.

Oh, OK, said the Obama administration, thereby making two new European democracies feel less secure. He proposed another missile-defense plan, hoping the Russians would help dissuade Iran from any nuclear ambitions, which it didn't do. Russia is actually closer to being a cheerleader for an Iran equipped to instigate World War III, while still screaming its head off about any missile-defense system in that part of the world.

This is the subject on which Obama was promising Medvedev solutions -- meaning, more moves to kissy-face defenselessness -- as soon as he had space from democracy.

As if one were needed, this is a tipoff about what an Obama re-election would mean on other issues, such as cap and trade. The public didn't much like the idea of measures that would undermine the economy while failing to deter global warming unless China and India did the same, and maybe not even then. Obama backed off, but if he gets a second term, I promise you his "greenie" faith will make him fight for the measure.

There would be more. More debt, for instance, and more taxes and more of a welfare state. And there would also be less. Less sovereignty. Less national defense.

But then again, some still believe in hope and change, and all those other 2008 campaign stands, such as the one against a health-care plan requiring everyone to buy health insurance. Hillary Rodham Clinton was for that, and Obama was against it, and he stuck by that stand, didn't he?

No, he didn't. It ended up in "Obamacare" and we are having a Supreme Court case testing whether that multibillion-dollar, Constitution-busting, freedom-denying change of position will still stand.

We can learn from such a breach of trust, just as we can learn from a blessedly functioning microphone on the Korean Peninsula.

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Jay Ambrose, formerly Washington director of editorial policy for Scripps Howard newspapers and the editor of dailies in El Paso, Texas, and Denver, is a columnist living in Colorado.


Previously:


03/21/12: The progressive campaign for voter fraud
03/19/12: Public pensions will get us if we don't watch out
03/14/12: Politics needs reporting, not speculation
03/12/12: Home of the free, the brave, the endangered
03/07/12: Obama used Limbaugh as scapegoat
03/05/12: Campaign substance lost in media melodrama
03/01/12: When Big Brother drowns
02/24/12: Obama goes gaseous on gas
02/22/12: Political tears for trust in personal empowerment --- except in the bedroom
02/17/12: Of cut-off ears and silenced mouths
02/15/12: Obama is a joke whose antics aren't funny
02/10/12: An energy boom looms, despite Obama
02/08/12: Obama's assault on faith
02/03/12: Can Romney get serious?
01/27/12: Obama is like an Italian ship captain
01/25/12: Newt Gingrich's first 100 days
01/20/12: Obama's Keystone pipeline lies
01/18/12: Critics worse than urinating Marines
01/13/12: Ron Paul is a cartoonish character
01/11/12: Newt Gingrich upset by Mitt Romney's brilliance
01/09/12: How about regulating presidents, too?
01/04/12: How America smothers itself
12/30/11: A tax break that helps break the nation
12/28/11: Watch out for the banana peel, Newt
12/21/11: A tale of two men
12/16/11: Strange happenings in Russia
12/14/11: Tim Tebow is a man of character
12/09/11: A populist, envy-mongering fraud divisively exacerbating resentment among different groups of Americans
12/07/11: Tax games threaten nation
12/05/11: Why Wal-Mart serves us better than Barney Frank
11/30/11: Not writing off Newt
11/28/11: Answers to the Iranian threat
11/23/11: Failure of the incumbency investment
11/18/11: Occupiers: Chop off their heads!
11/16/11: Obama asks jobless to sacrifice
11/09/11: Michael Moore's insufferable occupation
11/04/11: Political tipping point is coming
11/02/11: Idealogues versus 7 billion
10/28/11: Obama games on student loans
10/26/11: Wit and quick moves v. humanity and thoroughgoing honesty? It's no contest —- or at least shouldn't be
10/07/11: Baptists, bootleggers and Wall Street protesters
10/05/11: Federal law will get you even if you watch out
09/28/11: Leftist bugbears on the march
09/23/11: Still hope for coal to help us
09/21/11: Obama's Madoff ploy
09/19/11: U.S. can't afford to wait until it happens
09/14/11: Defending -- and strengthening -- gung ho collectivism
09/12/11: A pipeline to better times
09/08/11: Obama just keeps destroying jobs
09/06/11: Ultra-feminists thwarting justice
08/31/11: Corporations are people? Yes, Count the ways
08/26/11: What an earthquake tells us about debt
08/25/11: The tyranny of scientific consensus
08/23/11: Fracking hardly a public health threat
08/17/11: Why Obamacare won't control births
08/15/11: Balanced budget amendment unbalanced idea
08/10/11: Kerry's war on citizen speech
08/05/11: Upside to the compromise leaving the door open for obnoxious maneuvers
08/03/11: The people who may save America
07/29/11: On making deals, Obama is no LBJ
07/27/11: The threat behind the debt
07/23/11: Mean opposition to means-testing
07/20/11: Leftist babble makes debt crisis even worse
07/18/11: Time to raise demagoguery ceiling
07/13/11: Obama treating treaties badly
07/08/11: Is decline of U.S. exaggerated?
07/05/11: Not math deficiency, but demagoguery



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