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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 12, 2013/ 1 Nissan, 5773

CPAC Speakers Lineup: Who Needs Winners?

By Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The folks at the American Conservative Union did not get the memo about the GOP's painful election loss of 2012 -- so the group forgot that you win elections through addition, not subtraction.

Thus, the conservative's conservative organization did not invite New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to its annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which starts Thursday. McDonnell has riled the right by agreeing to a tax hike, and Christie was too chummy with the president during Hurricane Sandy. To CPAC, the fact that these two men managed to win statewide office is just piffle.

For its 2012 confab, CPAC un-invited GOProud, the conservative gay rights group that had been a co-sponsor of the 2011 and 2010 CPACs. Though GOProud is still on the outs, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a CPAC co-sponsor, will host a panel affiliated with CPAC, "A Rainbow on the Right: Growing the Coalition, Bringing Tolerance Out of the Closet." Panelist Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud's executive director, will talk about how conservatives can broaden their base.

CEI's Christine Hall said her think tank is hosting the event because it's "not in the business of turning away allies."

CPAC, however, did invite Donald Trump, the real estate developer who is famous for being rich and famous. In 2011, Trump infamously challenged President Barack Obama to release his birth certificate to prove that Obama was born in the United States. Being a birther put Trump's face and comb-over all over cable news.

CPAC also invited Dick Morris and Newt Gingrich -- two conservative bombasts with a talent for marrying unwavering self-promotion with certain self-destruction.

I called ACU Chairman Al Cardenas to ask him why CPAC didn't invite Christie and McDonnell, who have won elections, but did invite Trump, who never even has run, to speak this year. Cardenas was too busy to chat, although a spokesperson sent me a long quote that lauded CPAC's list of 250-plus speakers and lamented the group's inability to invite more. It concluded: "This year we have invited leaders who are focused on furthering conservative ideals, and we even invited a select number of those with whom we disagree. We at the American Conservative Union have an almost fifty year history of fighting for our shared conservative values and we look forward to the next fifty."

Good luck with that. Many Republicans look back at the 2012 primary and wince at the revolving montage of under-qualified presidential hopefuls. Mitt Romney was the best of the bunch, yet an incumbent presiding over an ailing economy was able to trounce him.

So what does the conservative Woodstock do? Send in the clowns. Snub the working stiffs who win elections to make room for the yahoos who sabotage them.

Many Republicans believe that Obama won because his team was able to turn out what Rush Limbaugh refers to as "low-information voters."

How can Republicans beat that? By turning out our own low-information voters, that's how. It could be that CPAC is trying to lead the way by showcasing low-information speakers. Too bad that tactic didn't turn out so well in 2012.

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