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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 29, 2013/ 19 Iyar, 5773

Will Boston Probe Falter Like Benghazi?

By Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Hours after the Boston Marathon bombings but before authorities identified suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, President Barack Obama purposefully addressed the nation. "We will find out who did this. We'll find out why they did this," the president pledged. "Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice."

Days later, there's reason to wonder how zealously the administration will work to uncover everything that needs to be known.

The day after the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi, Libya, attacks, which left four Americans — Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty — dead, Obama made a similar statement. "Make no mistake," the president said. "We will work with the Libyan government to bring justice to the killers who attacked our people."

More than seven months later, there have been no indictments and no arrests. According to a House Republican Conference report on the Benghazi attacks released Tuesday, the FBI investigation into the attacks has yielded "very little progress." The GOP leaders questioned why the administration chose to put the FBI in charge of the investigation when the FBI team did not have access to the Benghazi crime scene for three weeks. You might think that the administration didn't want quick answers.

Washington ordered criminal investigations after the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the 2000 attack on the Navy destroyer Cole. The GOP leaders observed at the time that those probes did not deliver the full weight of justice.

The Obama administration is one that clings to the fiction that the 2009 Fort Hood, Texas, shootings, which left 13 dead, were not a terrorist attack but "workplace violence."

After Benghazi, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went on the Sunday TV talk shows to blame the violence on an anti-Islam video, which allegedly spurred a protest that then was "hijacked" by armed extremists, when the administration clearly knew better.

I'm not blaming the Obama administration for the attack in Boston or the one in Benghazi. Terrorists are responsible for the carnage. I blame the administration for not acting decisively after Benghazi, as I hope for a better response after Boston.

I do understand why the president hesitated before calling the Boston bombings an "act of terrorism." I believe that authorities are right not to charge surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, as an enemy combatant; he is a U.S. citizen.

I do blame the administration, however, for not making sure that authorities had the opportunity to learn as much as possible about the Tsarnaevs' plans. The Associated Press reported that federal investigators were surprised when a federal judge and prosecutor entered Dzhokhar's hospital room Monday and read him his Miranda rights. (A public safety exception allowed authorities to delay administering Miranda rights for 48 hours in order to gain intelligence.) Tsarnaev immediately stopped cooperating.

No surprise there. In 2009, would-be underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian, told the FBI he was from al-Qaida in Yemen, until agents read him his Miranda rights. Then he, too, clammed up.

We know that there was bureaucratic bungling. Having been warned by the Russians, the CIA and the FBI placed the elder brother, Tamerlan, 26, on separate terrorist watch lists — and nothing happened. The Department of Homeland Security later learned Tamerlan went to Russia, but it didn't do anything about it.

In the wake of the Boston attacks that left Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, Lu Lingzi and Sean Collier dead, news organizations are committed to uncovering everything that went wrong. That is as it should be. After the Benghazi attack, however, many in the media dismissed GOP criticism of the administration's cover-up as partisan. It was partisan, but that doesn't mean the criticism was wrong.

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