In this issue

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 3, 2014 / 1 Adar II, 5774

Trouble finds a growing list of Obama critics

By Joseph Perkins

JewishWorldReview.com | Nakoula Nakoula, Dinesh D'Souza, Jeremy Boreing, Joe Wilson and Charles Krauthammer ought to start a club.

They could name it, say, the Bad Luck Club. They could meet up every week for potluck and mahjong. And they could chit-chat about the consequences of politically dissenting from the liberal orthodoxy that informs Barack Obama's Washington.

Nakoula was treated like an enemy of the state after a straight-to-YouTube amateur film he produced was falsely blamed by the Obama administration for inciting the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, which claimed the lives of U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

He was arrested for an alleged parole violation. And federal judge Suzanne Segal ordered the videomaker held without bail after a prosecutor warned her that the dastardly Nakoula "posed a danger to others" and was "a person who cannot be trusted."

This week, a three-judge panel of the generally liberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco actually ordered Nakoula's amateur video, "Innocence of Muslims," removed from Google-owned YouTube. Then the panel issued a gag order warning Google not to talk about it.

D'Souza, a conservative commentator and filmmaker, was indicted last month by a federal grand jury on charges of violating campaign finance law by using so-called straw donors to help support the U.S. Senate campaign of a reported friend of his.

In 2012, D'Souza wrote and produced the documentary "2016: Obama's America," which presented a decidedly unflattering portrait of the president, and which provoked a counterattack on the president's website.

"That his writings and film are based on lies," read a post appearing on barackobama.com, "should not come as a surprise to anyone given D'Souza's long history of attempting to add a veneer of intellectual respectability to fringe theories, conspiratorial fear-mongering, and flat-out falsehoods."

Boreing, executive director of Friends of Abe, a conservative Hollywood group, has been twisting in the wind the past two years as his nonprofit seeks tax-exempt status from Obama's Internal Revenue Service.

As a condition of conferring 501(c)(3) status upon Friends of Abe, as in Abraham Lincoln, the IRS has demanded Boreing turn over his group's private membership list, which includes such notables as Gary Sinise, Jon Voight and Kelsey Grammer.

Rep. Wilson, R-S.C., best known for shouting "You lie!" during President Obama's 2009 State of the Union address, appears to have been the target of a more subtle attack at the hands of the president's appointees on the Federal Communications Commission.

The FCC had planned to visit radio and television stations, and even newspapers, "to ascertain the process by which stories are selected," as well as station or newspaper "priorities," and perceived "bias."

The regulatory agency announced that the first market to be field-tested would be Columbia, S.C., which falls within Rep. Wilson's congressional district.

It also is right next door to the district represented by Democratic Rep. James Clyburn, father of FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn, an Obama appointee.

Then there's Krauthammer, a Washington Post columnist appearing on JWR who in 2012 was accused by Dan Pfeiffer, White House communications director, of making the supposedly "ridiculous claim" that the president had rid the Oval Office of a bust of Winston Churchill.

"This is 100 percent false," Pfeiffer stated on the White House website, only to walk back his accusation, conceding to Krauthammer "you are correct that you are owed an apology."

The White House apparently has learned from Pfeiffer's mistake and no longer attacks the conservative columnist directly. Instead, they leave that to "useful idiots," like Brad Johnson, editor of HillHeat.com.

Johnson, a former staffer for the liberal blog Think Progress, tweeted last week, "Today, 110,000 citizens told @washingtonpost to stop publishing climate lies like today's @krauthammer oped."

The attacks on Mssrs. Nakoula, D'Souza, Boreing, Wilson and Krauthammer come from different places and have varying details. But they serve the same disquieting purpose: to discourage the free expression of those who dare to challenge the liberal hegemony controlling Washington.

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© 2014, Joseph Perkins