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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 April 3, 2013/ 23 Nissan, 5773

Call them Ahabs of gun control

By Jack Kelly




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Captain Ahab's relentless, obsessive, reckless pursuit of the great white whale in Herman Melville's allegory-filled 1851 novel "Moby-Dick" cost him his ship, his life and the lives of his crew (save for Ishmael, who narrated the story).

Their relentless, obsessive, reckless pursuit of a great white whale of their own could cost Democrats dear.

When Adam Lanza, 20, killed 26 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, Democrats recalled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's advice never to let "a serious crisis go to waste."

In Washington, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced a bill to reinstate the federal "assault weapons" ban. The Newtown massacre made it imperative, she said -- even though it would apply to none of Lanza's guns.

No one acted faster than New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He invoked a provision of the state constitution to rush a sweeping gun control bill through the Legislature Jan. 15. Lawmakers had mere minutes to read it before the vote.

The expression: "act in haste, repent at leisure" is thought to have originated with English playwright William Congreve (1670-1729). It applies here.

• A provision forbidding gun owners from having magazines that hold more than seven bullets has to be modified, Gov. Cuomo said at a news conference last week, because "there is no such thing as a seven-bullet magazine."

• Police officers weren't exempted from a provision that prohibits guns on school grounds.

• Mental health professionals said a provision requiring them to report patients they consider a risk violates medical privacy laws, and would keep those most in need of treatment from seeking help.

• State government has no way to comply with a provision that requires registration of roughly 1 million firearms by the end of the year.

The upshot is that 40 of New York's 62 counties have passed resolutions calling for repeal. Gov. Cuomo's job approval has plunged.

Sheriffs in Colorado say sweeping new gun control laws there are unenforceable. They're suing to have them overturned.

Sen. Feinstein was shocked when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said last week he wouldn't bring her bill to the floor because "it couldn't get 40 votes." This was "a major betrayal of trust," she said.

There was an outpouring of outrage from the bigfoot media. Typical was Mike Lupica of the New York Daily News, who said: "Spineless pols spit on the graves of Newtown victims by not pushing for assault weapons ban."

Chastened, Sen. Reid (partially) backed down. Democrats may come to regret that. Here are a few facts that explain why he thinks an assault weapons ban can't get 40 votes:

• About 47 percent of Americans own guns. Gun purchases soared after the re-election of President Barack Obama, and again after the Newtown massacre. The gun most often bought is the Bushmaster AR-15.

• Gun ownership is rising fastest among women (23 percent say they're gun owners, up from 13 percent in 2005), and Democrats (40 percent, up from 32 percent in 2010).

• The rate of violent crime has declined since the "assault weapons" ban expired in 2004. States with the largest increase in gun ownership had the largest drop in violent crime. The violent crime rate fell in each of the 31 states that permit citizens to carry concealed weapons. Crime rates are lower in states that permit concealed carry than in states that do not.

Mr. Obama plans to tour the country to promote gun control. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire, plans to spend $12 million on gun control ads. Hollywood liberals and bigfoot journalists called gun owners nasty names.

But enthusiasm for gun control pretty much is restricted to wealthy liberals who see no hypocrisy in hiring armed guards when they feel the need for protection, but who would deny to those who can't afford private security the means to protect themselves.

Black women are the demographic group that has recorded the largest increase in requests for concealed carry permits, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. In their efforts to harpoon their great white whale, Mr. Obama et. al. risk offending millions who customarily vote Democratic.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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