In this issue
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 7, 2013/ 27 Adar 5773

After Chavez' Death, A New Burst Of Freedom

By Dick Morris

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Ding, dong the wicked witch is dead! Or his male equivalent. It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!

Chavez ruled an empire which included effective and total control over the governments of Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and very substantial influence over Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Uruguay, and Argentina. His nine nation block stands for tyranny, oppression, and authoritarian rule purchased by massive recycling of our oil cash to purchase food, clothing, and medical care for the poor — giving them everything they need but freedom, a job, independence, and dignity.

He died just in time. By 2016, the U.S. will have no need of his oil. He used to produce three million barrels of oil a day. New he produces only 1.5 million (after he nationalized his oil industry and chased everyone with any ability out of the country). We import 1.1 million barrels, the bulk of his production. In three years, our domestic sources plus those of Canada will fully replace Venezuelan imports. With especially heavy oil which only specially built refineries can handle, he would have found no other markets. Now, of course, his tyrannical regime, held in power by military force and phony elections, may give way to a democratic regime and we will have no need to cut off oil purchases.

We need to do all we can to encourage democratic rule in Venezuela now that God has laid the source of our troubles low.

But, behind the brutal trade of food for freedom that Chavez offered lies the unmet needs of an entire continent. Why are South and Central America so poor? They have followed neither the models of Mexico nor of Brazil.

Mexico is becoming a middle class country due to NAFTA and its deepening economic relationship with the United States, Europe, and China. Particularly with us. By contrast, Latin America only sells us as much as it buys from us each year. No trade surplus. If oil is subtracted, we have a surplus over them! But Mexico shows, as Japan, Germany, Taiwan, Korea, China and India have already demonstrated that trade with the U.S. plus foreign direct investment are the path out of poverty.

Nor have they followed the Brazilian model of energy independence, off shore oil drilling, domestic economic growth, and regional free trade.

Now is the time for Latin America to wake up and move out of poverty, not through the old combination of commodity dependence and societal exploitation, but by opening the kind of economic relationships with foreign investors and customers that have propelled a billion people out of poverty in the past two decades in Asia.

Now that Chavez is dead, we can do business.

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