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 20, 2013/ 11 Sivan, 5773

Scandals aplenty . . . But the AP affair pales next to the IRS and Benghazi

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Though arguably the least significant of three burgeoning scandals that have made this the worst fortnight ever for the presidency of Barack Obama, the Justice Department's covert seizure of the telephone records of Associated Press reporters may cause him the most grief. Journalists unmoved by evidence his Justice Department ran guns to Mexican drug cartels and promoted vote fraud are very, very upset.

Some Democrats who parroted administration talking points on Benghazi jumped ship after the Internal Revenue Service admitted targeting Tea Party groups. "Low level" staffers in the Cincinnati field office were to blame, said Lois Lerner, director of the Exempt Organizations division. Senior leaders were unaware.

She was lying. The brass knew from the get-go. Jewish groups supporting Israel also claim to have been targeted. Someone in the IRS leaked confidential data about conservatives to the liberal group Pro Publica. The FBI has launched a criminal probe.

Fewer have been willing to parrot the party line on Benghazi since Greg Hicks, the No. 2 guy in our embassy in Libya, testified that during the attack on 9/11/2012, he told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton it appeared to be the work of terrorists affiliated with al-Qaida.

That telephone conversation took place at 8 p.m. Washington time. Before Ms. Clinton talked to President Obama two hours later, the State Department in Washington also received a cable from the CIA station chief in Benghazi saying this was a terrorist attack and another noting that an al-Qaida affiliate was claiming credit for it.

Shortly after talking with the president, Ms. Clinton put out a press release that seemed to blame the attack on "inflammatory material posted on the Internet."

The next day, she acknowledged the role of "heavily armed militants," but later, with the coffins of the four slain Americans as her backdrop and their loved ones as her audience, she spoke again of the controversial video: "We've seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with."

Misleading the grieving has not enhanced Ms. Clinton's appeal as a presidential candidate. That's more upsetting to Democrats than what she said or meant to conceal.

Lisa Meyers of NBC reported May 10 that Democrats had been calling her "trying to undermine Greg Hicks' testimony." But Mr. Hicks is a registered Democrat who's voted for both Ms. Clinton and Mr. Obama. Smearing him as a Republican tool is a hard sell.

Republicans are playing politics on Benghazi, because "the day after it happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism," President Obama said at a news conference Monday.

You may remember how eagerly CNN's Candy Crowley, "moderator" of the second presidential debate, embraced this lie last October. On Monday, The Washington Post fact checker gave the president "four pinocchios" and explained why his use of the term "act of terror" was different.

When it seized the AP phone records, the Justice Department was trying to find out who leaked a report which contradicted the administration's narrative that al-Qaida was a spent force.

The IRS scandal reminds them of Watergate, several Democrats told the Boston Herald. Siccing the IRS on his political enemies was an article of impeachment against President Richard Nixon.

President Obama knew nothing of what the Justice Department and the IRS were doing, the White House said. If asked, I'm sure the president would say he also is unaware that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in shaking down businesses to fund Obamacare or that the EPA's been playing politics, too.

"We're only starting to scratch the surface" of the IRS scandal, said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. More Benghazi whistleblowers will come forward soon, predicted Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. A source in the CIA told him one more shoe -- apparently unrelated to Benghazi -- is about to drop, said Drudge Report editor Joseph Curl.

The IRS scandal will separate "the meritorious liberals from the meretricious," wrote columnist George Will.

There are fewer of the former. But the ranks of the meritorious may be augmented by liberals who lack integrity but have more brains than do the president's hard-core defenders. It's one thing to ride the Obama rocket when it's soaring, another when it may corkscrew into the ground.

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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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