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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 24, 2014 / 22 Adar II, 5774

Reaching out to minorities is key to a true conservative realignment

By Star Parker




JewishWorldReview.com | The recent upset victory by Republican candidate David Jolly for the open seat in Florida's 13th Congressional District, a district carried by Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, has produced a rush of excitement in Republican circles.

This victory, coupled with polling data -- Americans are increasingly unhappy with our president, with his signature health care law, with an economy still far from recovery, and with perceived weak American leadership on the international stage -- is producing Republican optimism about 2014 midterm election prospects and about 2016.

But while unhappy voters may favor the party out of power, it takes more to fix a broken nation. Elections are just a means to an end, the end being making the U.S. a better, stronger nation.

Abraham Lincoln observed, regarding public opinion: "With it, nothing can fail; against it nothing can succeed. Whoever molds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions."

Lincoln's notion of leadership meant molding public opinion, not genuflecting before it. Real political leadership means pushing public opinion toward one's conviction of what is right.

Considering the moral relativism of the Democratic Party and the tilt toward Big Government, Republicans face increasingly formidable challenges to mold popular opinion toward the conservative agenda of limited government and traditional values.

Let's recall what these major challenges are.

The majority of Americans are now dependent in some way on government. Some 70 percent of government spending goes out as direct payments to individuals, compared to less than 30 percent in 1970. So cutting government spending means many individuals giving up checks. Not so easy.

America is becoming less white. Recall that Obama was elected in 2012 with just 38 percent of the white vote. The overall electorate in 2012 was 72 percent white compared to 88 percent in 1980. Non-white Americans - blacks, Hispanics, and Asians - are a strong voting block for the Democratic Party. Republicans must convince some percentage of them that conservative principles are in their interest.

And, marriage rates are down in America. Democrats win the unmarried vote and Republicans win the married vote. In 2012, Obama won 62 percent of unmarrieds and Mitt Romney won 56 percent of marrieds.


Although Democrats like to ballyhoo about a supposed Republican problem with women, it is a problem with single women. In 2012, Obama won the votes of 67 percent of single women while Romney won 53 percent of married women.

In 1960, 72 percent of American adults were married, compared to 51 percent in 2010. So the decline of marriage and the increasing preponderance of singles is another clear trend favoring the Democrat Party's Big Government, morally relativist policies.

These very real trends constitute a major culprit in the increasing tension within the Republican Party. One part of the party is throwing up its hands up in surrender, resigned that conservative candidates can no longer win national elections. Conservatives, on the other hand, say we cannot abandon what is vital for fixing the nation. In the spirit of Lincoln, conservatives want to lead and mold opinion in communities that never hear this message.

In the end, the question is what you believe to be true.

Republicans who think that America can recover its strength, prosperity and greatness despite the collapse of the American family, with half our babies born to unwed mothers, with abortion used as birth control, and with most Americans on the government dole in one way or another, can abandon conservative principles in pursuit of possible short-term political gains.

But conservatives, who truly believe that these social pathologies lie at the root of what is transforming a once great nation into a second-class, mediocre nation, will not abandon principles and will continue to strive to mold public opinion in hope of getting America back on track.

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Star Parker is an author and president of CURE, Center for Urban Renewal and Education.

© 2014, Star Parker

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