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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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 June 30, 2014 / 2 Tammuz, 5774

Tea partier blew it by ignoring black voters

By Star Parker




JewishWorldReview.com | Incumbent Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's successful game plan, which drove his runoff victory over Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel for Mississippi's Republican Senate nomination, was unconventional.

But most incredible was the success of this game plan — to reach out to liberal black churches and get Democratic black voters to turn out and vote for Cochran — despite being executed in broad daylight.

Soon after Cochran lost to McDaniel in the primary, necessitating a runoff because McDaniel fell short of getting 50 percent of the vote, papers reported the intent of Cochran's team to turn out black Democrats to overcome the thin margin by which Cochran lost.

McDaniel knew exactly what to expect. The Cochran campaign told him. Yet he remained a spectator through it all. His counterstrategy was no counterstrategy — just continue what he was already doing: appealing just to Mississippi's conservative white electorate.

Sitting in the White House today is the most left-wing president in the nation's history, elected twice without winning the white vote. I have written about the demographic changes taking place in the country and the need for Republicans to talk about limited government and traditional values to non-white Americans.

If this is true about the nation as a whole, it certainly is true in a state like Mississippi, whose black population, at 40 percent of the state, is the largest in the nation as a percentage. Half this black population is poor.


Cochran's forces dumped money into liberal black churches, communicating that he is their champion because of the government pork he'll continue to bring into the state.

But a news flash for McDaniel, which he should know, having served as a state senator, is that not all blacks are liberals. In Mississippi's huge black population are many conservative black pastors who want freedom for their flocks. They know that black poverty is not about government money.

A few of these conservative black pastors in Mississippi are part of the national pastor network of my organization, CURE.

Former NFL star Brett Favre made an ad for Cochran in which he talked about Cochran getting "critical funding for our schools."

But in the latest Quality Counts report from Education Week, Mississippi is rated 51st in the nation, among 50 states and Washington, D.C., in K-12 student achievement.

The report continues, as reported in Mississippi Business Journal, that "Mississippi also ranked among the lowest 10 states in providing young people a chance for success in life, financing schools and improving teaching."

If the success of Mississippi's schools was about "critical" funding from the federal government, why are they the worst in the nation?

The main victims of Mississippi's dismal schools are black children.

In a Pew Research survey last October, 25 percent of blacks expressed favorability toward the Tea Party, just 6 points less than whites.

But the McDaniel campaign seemed clueless that there were potential allies in Mississippi's huge black population to counter Cochran's liberal assault. It is pathetic that some commentators are actually writing that Cochran's government plantation appeal to blacks shows how Republicans can reach this community.

In a scene early in the Oscar-winning film "Patton," General George Patton, who was sent to take command of the demoralized American troops in North Africa in the early days of World War II, is shown looking through field glasses, watching a tank battle which would become America's first victory in North Africa. He studied the tactics of his adversary, German commander Field Marshall Erwin Rommel. As he watched, Patton bellowed out, " Rommel, you magnificent b------, I read your book!"

Thad Cochran laid it out for McDaniel — he gave him his book — but McDaniel chose not to read it.

There are plenty of black conservatives who understand that big government politicians -- Democrats or Republicans -- hurt their communities. They just need Republican candidates to recognize they exist.

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

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