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 17, 2012/ 25 Nissan, 5772

'Ask Dr. Politics!

By Roger Simon

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Ask Dr. Politics! You are fair, and I am unbalanced:

Q: What is all this controversy about the Buffet Rule? Why is President Obama for it, and why are the Republicans against it?

A: The Buffet Rule is simple: You grab a plate, you walk down the line, and you load your plate with food. But the Republicans want those making more than $1 million a year to be able to load up on shrimp, smoked salmon and those little pink baby lamb chops. The rest of us would be left with the three-bean salad and the pigs-in-blankets. Also, for the 1 percent, it would be all-you-can-eat.

Q: That doesn't seems fair.

A: Well, there is no point in being rich unless you can lord it over somebody. But under Obama's Buffet Rule, the middle class and poor not only would be able to go through the line first, but they could go through it like Sherman went through Georgia. They wouldn't even need plates. They could just grab whatever they wanted and stuff it in their mouths. Also, only the rich would have to use sneeze guards.

Q: Why do I keep reading that Mitt Romney has won the nomination? How many delegates does he actually have?

A: Nobody knows. Really. The Real Clear Politics count has Romney with 656, Rick Santorum with 272, Newt Gingrich with 140 and Ron Paul with 67. The Republican National Committee has Romney 573, Santorum 202, Gingrich 132 and Ron Paul 26. Politico has a different count based on the "Associated Press, Republican National Committee documents and Politico research" that shows Romney at 661. And the Moon Colony count shows Gingrich one delegate away from victory with 1,143 delegates.

Q: How is this possible?

A: Clearly there is massive fraud, most of the so-called delegates do not have birth certificates and the rest are Ron Paul moles, who will cast their votes for him at the Republican National Convention, surprising and confounding the lamestream media. Paul will then choose Julianne Moore as his vice president, because she makes a better Sarah Palin than Sarah Palin.

Q: Have you ever been right about anything?

A: Allow me to quote the very first paragraphs from my column of Jan. 2 of this year:

"DES MOINES — If Mitt Romney wins the Iowa caucuses, the race for the Republican nomination is over.

"If Mitt Romney comes in second in Iowa, the race for the Republican nomination is over.

"And if Mitt Romney comes in third in Iowa, the race for the Republican nomination is over."

Q: You turned out to be a genius!

A: Thanks, Mom. And I am sorry I flunked out of optometry school.

Q: Is there any chance Romney will choose Santorum as his running mate?

A: At this point, I would say Santorum has about as much chance as George Zimmerman for getting on the Republican ticket.

Q: So it's possible.

A: But extremely unlikely. The biggest reason is not that Santorum's policies are so different from Romney's or that they have such different worldviews. The reason there will never be a Romney-Santorum ticket is that the two hate each other's guts.

Q: But why?

A: I think Romney once tied Santorum to the top of his car, but that's just a rumor.

Q: Speaking of George Zimmerman, why wouldn't he meet with his lawyers, why did he flee Florida, why didn't he turn himself in to the police, and why did he go into in hiding?

A: As I wrote before, I thought Zimmerman should have been arrested immediately after shooting Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old whom Zimmerman was stalking for no good reason. But Zimmerman wasn't charged for 44 days. During that time, he had no responsibility to talk to the two doofus, publicity-hound lawyers that he never seems to have actually hired; he didn't have to stay in Florida or even the United States; he had no responsibility to go on "The View" and explain himself; and, sadly, he retained a valid permit to carry a concealed weapon. But as the proverb says, "The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine." And now he has been charged.

Q: Whoa, so you are going to end on a serious note?

A: No, I'll end on David Letterman's joke from Monday night: "Because Mitt Romney is a Mormon, he can actually have several vice presidents."

Q: That's irresponsible.

A: Thank you. We try.

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