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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 10, 2011 / 8 Sivan, 5771

Let Weiner Be Weiner

By Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | There are reasons why Anthony Weiner should not resign. New York's Ninth Congressional District voters have sent him to Washington since 1998.

You don't overturn the will of the electorate because of bad publicity.

OK, really, really bad publicity. Weiner Week One started with the New York Democrat charging that he was smeared, his Twitter account was hacked and he never sent a tweet of his lower half in underpants to a college student. In Week Two, Weiner had no choice but to come clean and admit he sent the pic.

Now, it doesn't say much about his brain power that Weiner, 46, thought he could sext complete strangers and not be, well, exposed. Worse, he didn't stop after Rep. Chris Lee, R-N.Y., resigned in February because he was caught posting a shirtless photo of himself on Craigslist.

It also doesn't say much about Weiner's respect for other people's intelligence that he thought he could talk his way out of being caught with his pants down. (After watching Weiner's tortured talk about how he couldn't deny "with certitude" if the photos were of him, I thought Weiner was a lawyer, but it turns out he's not. He only played one on TV.)

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine began the tumble of big-name Democrats urging Weiner to call it quits on Wednesday. Kaine told a CBS affiliate, "Lying publicly about something like this is unforgivable, and he should resign."

Sorry, but Kaine's assertion goes against everything Americans learned during the Clinton years. For two years, the Democrats' mantra was unequivocal: Everyone lies about sex — which makes it OK. Thus they defended President Clinton after he apparently lied under oath and lied to the American people when he said, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."

If the president can lie about sex, can't a congressman lie about sexting?

As far as we know, Weiner didn't break any laws.

As far as he knows, none of his Twitter mates was underage.

"To the best of my knowledge, they were all adults," Weiner told reporters Monday — and they were "engaging in these conversations consensually."

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate "whether the rules of the House of Representatives have been violated." The request was supposed to register Pelosi's outrage.

Big deal. In 2010, the committee slapped Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., on the wrist for taking company-sponsored trips to the Caribbean in violation of House rules. Later, the House censured Rangel for failing to claim rental income on federal tax returns and improperly using congressional letterheads and staff to raise money for the Rangel Center for Public Service. After Rangel's censure, some Democrats gave him a standing ovation.

Now there won't be any standing ovations for Weiner. As I write, (mercifully fuzzy) copies of a close-up of what is reputed to be Weiner's most operative organ have hit the Internet.

An arrogant politician — be it Weiner or Republican Newt Gingrich — might survive lying to the public and humiliating his wife, but unless he is president, he cannot survive doing this much damage to his own party.

Besides, with this self-portrait, Weiner broke the last taboo. He left nothing to the imagination.

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