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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 May 5, 2014 / 5 Iyar, 5774

Race isn't going away because the Dems find it useful

By Star Parker




JewishWorldReview.com | Suddenly we can't seem to get race out of the news.

Congressman Paul Ryan's tour around America's cities, trying to get a handle on America's persistent problems with poverty, turns into a racial incident, as a member of the Congressional Black Caucus calls remarks he made in a radio interview "a thinly veiled racial attack that cannot be tolerated."

A simpleton law-breaking rancher in Nevada, egged on by reporters, says stupid things about black Americans, and suddenly he becomes a national figure with serious views about race.

And then a sleazy billionaire octogenarian, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, with a long history of racially charged remarks, some of which having resulted in lawsuits, becomes front-page news when his equally sleazy young black Latina mistress records a private spat between them in which he makes tasteless comments about blacks that later is made public.

Isn't race supposed to be behind us? Hasn't America elected, twice, a black man as its president?

But these days our president is far less popular than he was when, with much fanfare, he was first elected.

Americans are not thrilled with his signature health care law, which has expanded the reach of government in an unprecedented way into the private lives of Americans and American businesses.

Economic news out this week shows that the American economy in the first quarter this year hardly grew at all, providing, according to the Wall Street Journal, "fresh evidence that the economic expansion that began almost five years ago remains the weakest in modern history."

Race is not going to go away because it is too useful to the party of the left. In fact, it has never been so important.

Democrats are well aware of the profound demographic shifts in the nation today.

America is becoming decidedly less white and the minority vote has and will continue to have increasing impact on the nation's future.



The Washington Post "The Fix" political blog ran a piece this week saying "Black voters could decide who controls the Senate in 2015."

According to the piece, "Six of the 16 states with the highest black populations are holding key Senate contests in 2014." And, it continues, three of these states - Louisiana, North Carolina, and Arkansas - "are widely considered the most pivotal when it comes to the GOP's hopes of winning the majority."

High black turnout in these key states can extinguish Republican hopes of winning back the Senate.

A 2013 survey by the Pew Research Center reported that 46 percent of blacks feel there is "a lot" of racial discrimination today compared to 16 percent of whites that do.

Democrats and the left-wing press know that fanning these still racially sensitive flames is the way to turn out black voters.

Paul Ryan visited the Congressional Black Caucus this week to try and take the edge off the allegations thrown his way and talk about race and poverty. But why would 42 big-government-loving liberal black Democrats care about building bridges with a white Republican?

The black caucus isn't about ideas or solving problems. It is about political power. Black poverty hasn't changed since 1971 when the caucus was formed. But some present and former caucus members have become wealthy.

Conservatives waste time answering the race-baiters. It's time to talk directly to minorities around the country about policies that would actually help these communities.

Ideas like real unconditional housing vouchers that would break the Department of Housing and Urban Development-induced ghettos and allow low-income Americans to live wherever they want. Letting low-income earners opt out of payroll taxes and invest those funds in a private retirement account. School choice programs permitting real education freedom and liberate black kids from teachers' unions and failing public schools. And getting rid of minimum wage laws that do nothing but increase unemployment among minority youth.

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Star Parker is an author and president of CURE, Center for Urban Renewal and Education.

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