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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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 April 21, 2011 / 17 Nissan, 5771

No Poking President at Facebook

By Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | PALO ALTO, Calif. — Last year, when President Obama wanted to convince Americans that his policies were paying off and creating jobs, he visited a solar-panel plant in Fremont, Calif. "The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra," quoth the president.

It was an odd choice. Solyndra was in business with the help of a $535 million federal loan guarantee, had yet to turn a profit and five months later, it shuttered one of its factories to save money.

Now Obama is trying to convince Americans that "shared responsibility" means raising taxes only on the top 2 percent of income earners.

So Team Obama held a "town hall" event at Facebook, placing the president next to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, a 26-year-old who is worth $16 billion.

Obama had the good sense to put the moment in context. Plan Obama means "people like me and you, Mark" will have to pay higher taxes. And he's sure Zuckerberg's OK with that. (Good thing Obama wasn't hanging with his jobs czar, Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE, the company that earned $5.1 billion in U.S. profits last year without paying a dime in federal income taxes.)

This has been a hard week for the president, so it must have felt great to talk at the website that has brought him 19 million "likes."

COO Sheryl Sandberg explained the ground rules: "No poking the president." Then again, on Monday, Obama got a pretty rude poking from S&P. The rating agency revised its assessment of the U.S. economy from "stable" to "negative." The notice explained that S&P could downgrade America's coveted AAA rating in the next two years.

As Obama told his Facebook fans, if the markets lose faith in Washington's ability to curb the deficit, that could mean a whole new world of damage to the U.S. economy.

He didn't explain that S&P's timing — shortly after Obama presented his weak deficit-reduction package — screams that Wall Street doesn't think Washington will fix the hole.

Obama took his usual shots at the budget proposal put forth by GOP House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan. Oddly, the Ryan plan does represent shared sacrifice — it not only cuts Medicare costs for all, it also calls for making affluent seniors pay more. All Obama can do in response is warn seniors that in 10 years, they will have to pay more for their health care.

Obama repeated his oft-voiced complaint that under President George W. Bush, America went to war twice, passed a prescription drug plan and cut taxes — without paying for any of it. This represented, Obama lamented, the "first time we had gone to war and not asked additional sacrifice from American citizens."

The fans ate that up. They didn't seem to notice that because of Libya, America now is fighting three wars that aren't paid for — and the president isn't asking them to sacrifice.

Also, Obama voted against means-testing the Bush drug plan. And in December, he signed a bill extending all of the Bush tax cuts, without paying for the 10-year tab of $700 million for cuts for the rich and $2.4 trillion for everyone else.

Let me posit. When the recovery is secure and unemployment has declined, Washington will have to raise taxes in order to tackle the deficit. But there aren't enough rich people to address the magnitude of the unfunded liabilities that will fall most heavily on the generation that made Facebook.

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