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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 July 16, 2014 / 18 Tammuz, 5774

Scaremongering: The Left's Hobby

By Betsy McCaughey




JewishWorldReview.com | "Really, we should be afraid of this court," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's June 30 Hobby Lobby ruling.

Afraid of Hobby Lobby? Nonsense. Democratic politicians are lying about the Court's ruling, scaremongering and trying to whip up a war over reproductive rights before the fall election. Here are the lies they're telling and the truth you need to know.

Referring to the justices' 5-4 ruling, Pelosi expressed outrage that "five guys" will "start determining what contraceptions are legal."

In truth, the Court did nothing like that. Every birth control method that was legal before the ruling is still legal.

Sen. Patty Murray announced, "After five justices decided last week that an employer's personal views can interfere with a woman's access to essential health services, we in Congress need to act quickly to right this wrong."

Another whopper. Nothing in Hobby Lobby gives employers control over a woman's birth control choices. The Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby and a related chain of Christian bookstores, objected to paying for four types of birth control that their religious teachings consider abortifacients. Their health plan covers 16 of the 20 types mandated by the Obama administration's insurance regulations. The Court ruled that Hobby Lobby is protected by the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act of 1993 and doesn't have to pay for the other four products. But women can still choose to use them.

The hyperbole prize goes to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who called the ruling "deeply disturbing" and then launched into a discussion about oppression of women around the world. Not to worry, Hobby Lobby will not lead to Shariah.

Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid called Hobby Lobby "outrageous" and pledged quick action on a bill proposed by Murray and Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., that would require for-profit business owners to pay for all forms of birth control, even if it violates their religious conscience. The bill is misleadingly called the Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act. The bill has no chance in the House and may not even pass the Democrat-controlled Senate.

Reid didn't hide the blatantly political motive behind it. "People are going to have to walk down here and vote, and if they vote with the five men on the Supreme Court, I think they are going to be treated unfavorably come November with the elections."



Reid is suggesting the female electorate will swap religious liberty for free pills in November. Really? Morning-after pills cost $35-$50. Religious liberty is worth more than that.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she was "stunned that we live in a world where the Supreme Court of the United States of America would even consider putting the interests of big corporations before the fundamental rights of American women."

Wrong, Warren. She's a former law professor. But she got this one backward. Religious liberty is a fundamental right, which is guaranteed by the Constitution. (Free pills are not.) Thomas Jefferson explained, "No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man (or woman) than that which protects the right to conscience."

American law exempts the Amish from the compulsory 12 years of education, spares Christian Scientists from mandatory vaccinations, and protects Muslims from being forced to shave their beards. That is also what the Religious Freedom and Restoration Act of 1993 is intended to do: protect religious individuals from the force of the state.

How about Warren's claim that Hobby Lobby benefits big corporations? Also untrue. It applies only to closely held companies where owners might share a religious conviction.

The "big corporations" rhetoric is a diversion. In 2008, Sens. Murray and Clinton offered legislation to reduce conscience protections for doctors, pharmacists and other health care workers who refuse to prescribe morning-after pills and other birth control products because of their religious beliefs. Sen. Tom Coburn, an OB-GYN, warned that doctors would resist. The legislation stalled, but on Jan. 2, 2014, the Obama administration accomplished the same thing by regulation.

The Democratic Party appears to be rejecting our American heritage of tolerance and insisting instead that everyone show lockstep obedience to a radical feminist agenda. Do they really believe free pills trump liberty? Or are they cynically hoping some women voters will fall for that hogwash in November?

Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and the author of "Beating Obamacare." She reads the law so you don't have to.


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