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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
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 March 13 , 2012/ 19 Adar, 5772

Be careful what you demonize

By Jack Kelly




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Blowback is a bitch. Just ask Louis C. K., an unintended victim of a liberal smear campaign.

Mr. C. K.'s troubles began Feb. 20 when Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, testifying at an ersatz hearing, said she was having so much sex that paying for contraception was a financial hardship, so Georgetown should be required to provide it for her.

Ms. Fluke's insistence that a Catholic college subsidize her sex life was ripe for ridicule, which Mr. Limbaugh did on his radio program two days later. But then he called her a "slut," and she became a victim.

Democrats denounced Mr. Limbaugh to any reporter who had a microphone handy. Ms. Fluke should sue, said House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md. Limbaugh should be prosecuted, said celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred. The FCC should ban him from the airwaves, said aging feminists Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem.

For a week, the flap drew more coverage on cable television than any other issue. The feeding frenzy accelerated after President Barack Obama called Ms. Fluke to commiserate.

"The reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about my daughters," Mr. Obama told reporters. "I do not want them attacked or called horrible names because they are being good citizens (by taking public stands on issues)."

Nearly 30 advertisers dropped the Limbaugh program, prompting columnist Clarence Page to ask: "Could this be the end of Limbaugh?"

In your dreams, Clarence. Losing 29 of roughly 18,000 local sponsors isn't the big deal some journalists made it out to be. Other companies are eager to take their place, Mr. Limbaugh said. Two of the firms which pulled their ads have asked to return.

So Mr. Limbaugh will survive. The controversy has drawn attention to blatant liberal hypocrisy.

Many liberal commenters used sexual slurs to describe Sarah Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn, radio talk show host Laura Ingraham, columnists S.E. Cupp and Michelle Malkin and other conservative women without a murmur of protest from those who claim to be outraged by what Mr. Limbaugh said, noted liberal New York Post columnist Kirsten Powers.

The worst offender, she said, is comedian Bill Maher, who recently gave a $1 million contribution to Mr. Obama's SuperPac. Bill Bennett wondered on CNN how Mr. Obama would explain to Sasha and Malia why he kept Mr. Maher's donation.

"It's time for some equal-opportunity accountability," Ms. Powers said. "Without it, the fight against media misogyny will continue to be perceived as a proxy war for the Democratic Party."

Another liberal, Paul Theroux, agrees: "The folks who depicted George Bush as a chimp, and Sarah Palin as a skank, are indignant when these same words are used against their people in the virtue industry," he noted.

Democrats have twisted themselves into knots explaining why they think Rush Limbaugh should be hounded, but liberal misogynists given a pass.

The conservative women Mr. Maher slanders are public figures, but Ms. Fluke is a private citizen, argued former Democratic National Committee communications director Karen Finney on MSNBC. She didn't mention that Ms. Fluke is a liberal activist who sought the spotlight, and at 30 is closer to middle age than to childhood -- unlike Bristol Palin, 20, one of the targets of Mr. Maher's slurs.

Mr. Maher is just a comedian who is on late at night, so his sexual slurs don't matter, said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY.

That excuse isn't flying, Louis C. K. can attest. He was scheduled to perform at the Radio & Television Correspondents' Association dinner June 8 until Greta van Susteren of Fox News noted that his "humor," like that of Bill Maher, consists largely of sexual slurs against conservative women.

That Louis C. K. was chosen to entertain in the first place suggests much of the indignation liberal journalists have expressed about Mr. Limbaugh's remark is phony. The blowback has been so great that Mr. Maher felt compelled to issue a statement defending Mr. Limbaugh -- and by extension, himself.

It could be that ultimately, the biggest losers in this flap will be liberal comedians who rely on sexual slurs against conservative women to get laughs, and those liberals who think those slurs are funny.

"I apologized for behaving like a liberal," Mr. Limbaugh said. "They live there."

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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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