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 May 13, 2013/ 4 Sivan, 5773

How different history might have been if the news media were as blase about Watergate as they've been about Benghazi

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | How different history might have been if the news media were as blase about Watergate as they've been about Benghazi, if Republicans back then were as uninterested in truth as Democrats are now.

If Watergate had not brought Richard Nixon low, the "emerging Republican majority" Kevin Phillips predicted in his 1969 book might actually have emerged. Democrats wouldn't have won the lopsided majorities in the 1974 congressional elections that led to the vast expansion of domestic spending that now threatens to bankrupt the country. Nixon, if unweakened by scandal, wouldn't have abandoned South Vietnam when the North Vietnamese invaded.

The Watergate burglars were caught while removing a bug they had put on the phone of a Democratic National Committee official. President Nixon and his senior aides were furious when they found out. They were undone by their attempt to cover up a crime in which they were not involved.

The Obama administration's coverup of what happened in Benghazi on 9/11/2012 is more extensive, we learned Wednesday.

• Gregory Hicks, then the deputy chief of mission in Libya, told the House Oversight Committee that he'd told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the attack that it was being carried out by terrorists, so his "jaw dropped" when he heard U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on TV blaming protests against a YouTube video that offended Muslims.

• As soon as word of the attack reached the embassy in Tripoli, a small rescue force was assembled by "Lt. Col. Gibson," a special forces officer, but he was ordered twice to "stand down," Mr. Hicks testified. Shocked and angry, Lt. Col. Gibson, Mr. Hicks said, told him "this is the first time in my career that a diplomat has more balls than someone in the military."

• Mark Thompson, deputy coordinator for operations at the State Department's counterterrorism bureau, was told not to mobilize the Foreign Emergency Support Team.

• The consulate in Benghazi was one of only 14 diplomatic posts where the risk of attack was considered "critical" or "high," but it failed to meet the minimum standards for security set after the al-Qaida attacks on our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, testified Eric Nordstrom, regional security officer in Libya until July 2012.

He said the State Department refused requests for more security and reduced the number of diplomatic security agents assigned to Libya. Security for the consulate was placed mostly in the hands of a militia suspected of ties to al-Qaida. Only the secretary of state can waive security standards when threat levels are so high, Mr. Nordstrom said.

• We know now that security in Libya was unbelievably lax, that the secretary of state knew this, that no effort was made to upgrade security as the anniversary of 9/11 approached, as was routine in the Bush administration. But we don't know why.

• We know that senior administration officials were lying when they blamed a mob angered by the anti-Muslim YouTube video for the attack, but we don't know why.

• We know that then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's claim that no order to "stand down" was issued wasn't true, at least as far as Lt. Col. Gibson's team was concerned. And while sending help might not have saved Ambassador Christopher Stevens and information officer Sean Smith early in the fight, might help have arrived in time to save former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods hours later? If so, why wasn't it sent?

Richard Nixon ultimately was forced to resign because most Republicans cared about the truth and stopped supporting him. But every Democrat on the House Oversight Committee cares more about protecting the Obama administration. One blamed lax security in Libya on budget cuts, which the State Department flatly denied in October. Another claimed Hillary Clinton didn't know what the security situation was.

The revelations of the whistleblowers should put CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, the Woodward and Bernstein of Benghazi, in line for a Pulitzer. Instead, they may cost her her job. The suits at CBS are unhappy with her dogged pursuit of the truth, reports Politico.

The whistleblowers' testimony makes it harder for Mr. Obama's apologists in the news media to claim the GOP probe is motivated purely by partisanship. There was "tragic incompetence" in how the administration handled Benghazi, but no coverup, said Michael Hirsh of the National Journal. The lies told by senior officials, the stonewalling of requests for information by congressional committees (and Ms. Attkisson) and the intimidation of witnesses suggest otherwise.

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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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