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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 June 28, 2011 / 26 Sivan, 5771

Obama Faces Angst on the Left

By Dick Morris And Eileen McGann




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | President Obama's decision to begin to withdraw from Afghanistan reflects a deepening rift between his administration and his former sycophants on the left. On a score of issues, the liberal community has begun to tire of their president.

Indeed, at the Netroots Convention, liberal activists convened a panel on "What to Do If the President Is Just Not That Into You." And liberals are getting the feeling that he is not.

From Al Gore comes the criticism that Obama has not informed the nation about the scientific evidence that he sees as proving that man-induced climate change is upon us and for not taking bold enough steps to address the issue.

From Democratic senators comes the warning not to cut too deeply into government spending in the debt-limit negotiations and a demand that he listen to their appeals for even more spending.

From the gay community comes anger at Obama's refusal to endorse gay marriage despite his ongoing, self-confessed "evolution" on the subject.

From ultra-liberal Rep. Dennis Kucinich comes the charge that his intervention in Libya is outside the permitted scope of the War Powers Act.

From former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt comes an attack on Obama's land-use policies, accusing him of too easily allowing access and development on public land.

From the far left comes consternation at Obama's refusal to close Gitmo and even criticism over shooting an "unarmed" bin Laden.

And from the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) comes anger at Obama's refusal to attend their annual convention for the third year in a row despite his campaign vow to come back after he won the election. Beneath their pique is, of course, real discontent over his failure to push for immigration reform even when he had 60 votes in the Senate and his stepped up "silent raids" on employers of illegal immigrants.

Obama needs the strong and enthusiastic support of a solidly united left. He needs the turnout, and he requires that they remain loyal even as he moves to the center to appease conservative and moderate voters. But he is not getting it.

Nor is his decision to withdraw so slowly from Afghanistan likely to do much to endear him to the liberals. While he makes a big show of withdrawing more rapidly than his generals wanted, that's a straw man. In reality, he is going to keep the surge troops in Afghanistan until Election Day, as he pulls them out slowly between now and then. His announcement of a pullout of 10,000 troops — out of 100,000 — by the end of the summer will not impress the left.

Behind the discontent of the liberals is, of course, disappointment and frustration with the economy. The continuing high levels of unemployment and the president's seeming cluelessness in the face of a coming double-dip recession — accompanied by inflation this time — erode is image as an income redistributor. Liberals realize that under Obama there has not only been no closure of the gap between the rich and the poor but the recession has brought a further widening.

Obama's victory was clinched by a virtual doubling in the turnout of young people in 2008. Unless he comes near that level this time, he is in for great difficulty.

And the soundings from the Latino and left communities indicate that he's got a long, long way to go.

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