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 April 16, 2012/ 24 Nissan, 5772

Mind-Numbing Protests, Meet Pepper Spray

By Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | You have to really work at it to get arrested at a University of California campus protest. University administrators look at protest as part of the education process — and they frequently issue memos stating how much they agree with left-wing causes. Administrators don't want campus police to arrest students — especially students who attend demonstrations against state cuts to higher education.

Thus, students have had to ramp up dissident behavior if they want to be handcuffed and detained. Campus activists have begun to follow Occupy Wall Street's lead and set up tents to create illegal encampments. When campus police have threatened to take away the tents, protesters have engaged in what some police departments call "active resistance" — such as linking arms to prevent police from doing their jobs.

On Nov. 18, 2011, a group of demonstrators won a great victory for their cause. In flagrant violation of campus rules, they set up tents in the UC Davis quad. Police were sent to disperse the encampment. As officers began to arrest protesters, students surrounded police as they chanted, "If you let them go, we will let you leave." They linked arms and eventually goaded two campus cops to use pepper spray.

Video of the exchange went viral. The protesters had won. They could portray themselves as victims, their highest calling. They could point fingers at authoritarian law enforcement. Their 30 seconds of fame would launch — not a disciplinary hearing that ends with a warning, as should happen — multiple investigations that have combed through 10,000 pages of records and cost several hundred thousand dollars.

You may have read about the report by a task force headed by former state Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso that leads with the conclusion, "The pepper spraying incident that took place on November 18, 2011 should and could have been prevented."

That is so true.

Campus cops repeatedly warned activists. UC Davis campus police Lt. John Pike told protesters that "pepper ball guns" would be "deployed" and that they should understand that if they stayed, then they would be "subject to the use of force."

Rather than do the smart thing and leave — in order to be free to protest legally another day — one activist taunted Pike: "You are going to shoot me for sitting here? Is that what you said, officer?" (Presumably, that activist had the smarts to get into UC Davis.)

The Reynoso report has a great deal to say about the department's unnecessary use of pepper spray Nov. 18, but it barely deals with the need to educate students about the difference between free speech and civil disobedience. That is, other than recommending that UC consistently support free speech and protest while communicating "the consequences for breaches of the rules and policies," it doesn't sufficiently address the issue of student ignorance. It doesn't plainly recommend that know-it-all students be told that they can be jailed — and police are authorized to use force — when they break laws against trespassing and illegal encampment.

You can see why students might not be clear on the concept. Certain chancellors — Davis' Linda Katehi and Berkeley's Robert Birgeneau — have authorized arrests at illegal demonstrations, only to discourage prosecution after the fact.

Also, the Reynoso report mentions a Davis professor who offered extra credit to students who attended an Occupy UCD rally and wrote a two-page report on what they saw and learned. A Freedom of Expression Support Team volunteer who spent the night of Nov. 15 with protesters who occupied Mrak Hall told investigators that another professor, Joshua Clover, warned students about cooperating with the administration and told them, "Right now, we're the law."

As we discussed the report, Alan Brownstein, a UC Davis law professor on the task force, reminded me that the focus of the report was a finding of the police's "unreasonable use of force."

I hear that. But I cannot help but see the unreasonable use of smarts. Davis offers students this amazing opportunity to spend four years learning about the world. Sadly, some of those students end up in classes taught by ideologues who stoke the delusion that far-left intellectuals are an oppressed minority.

These kids think they are egalitarians. But they benefit from a system that lets elite students flout the law but won't cut a break for campus cops who try to enforce rules that are supposed to apply to all.

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