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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 Aug 15, 2012 / 27 Menachem-Av, 5772

Revealing Romney

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Mitt Romney will paint with bold colors, not pale pastels.

Many Democrats profess delight with his choice of a running mate. Some conservatives fret about it. But for most conservatives, the worst thing about his selection of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is that it will deprive House Republicans of their leading light.

No politician knows more about our fiscal woes than Rep. Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, and no politician can explain them better. But he brings much more to the ticket than nonpareil economic expertise.

• Paul Ryan is a full spectrum conservative. His views differ little from those of Sarah Palin. But his warm, friendly, low-key style makes him harder to demonize. No politician since Ronald Reagan -- save for former Colorado Sen. Bill Armstrong -- expresses conservative principles so well, or puts such a smiling face upon them.

• A devout Catholic, Rep. Ryan is as alarmed as is the clergy about the Obama administration's assault on religious freedom. No other Republican can express their concerns better.

• At 42, Paul Ryan is the bright new face. No Republican is better poised to cut into President Barack Obama's margin among 18-29 year olds.

• All political professionals realistically hope for from a vice presidential candidate is that he'll deliver his home state. Rep. Ryan's presence on the ticket makes it more likely Mitt Romney will carry Wisconsin in November. It's difficult to construct a credible scenario for an Obama victory if he loses Wisconsin, which has gone Democrat in every election since 1984.

• No one gets under the president's skin more than Paul Ryan. Conservative websites linked all weekend to the Youtube video of Rep. Ryan's evisceration of Obamacare during a meeting at the White House in February 2010, and Mr. Obama's nonplussed reaction.

Despite Mr. Ryan's manifest and manifold virtues, the best thing about his selection is what it tells us about Mitt Romney. He is more bold, more conservative, and more far-sighted than many of us thought. He's running to save the country, not just to win the election.

By selecting Rep. Ryan, Mr. Romney signaled he plans to run on big ideas, to challenge the liberal establishment that has run our country for the last half-century, and has run it into the ground.

The contrast with a morally and intellectually bankrupt Democratic Party could not be greater. Having neither ideas nor principles, its campaign will consist of ever more hysterical, ever more egregiously false personal attacks.

We've already seen this with regard to Mr. Romney. He's a white guy. We know what that means for blacks and women. And he's really, really rich. He doesn't understand -- or care about -- the problems of middle-class people, who he plans to tax for the benefit of rich guys like himself. He won't disclose all his tax returns, so he must be hiding something. He's a felon, and a murderer, too.

Democrats and liberal journalists will attempt to "define" Paul Ryan the way they trashed Sarah Palin four years ago. He's a white guy, too. He wants to reduce spending for entitlements, so he must hate widows and orphans.

"The president's knee-breakers think they can persuade America that smiling Paul Ryan of the beautiful family and sincere devotion to first principles is actually Snidely Whiplash, come to evict grandma from Medicare," said radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt.

The smear campaign against Rep. Ryan begins at an unpropitious time for Democrats. Even liberal journalists have sharply criticized Team Obama for its vicious, utterly false ad accusing Mr. Romney of being responsible for the cancer death of the wife of a steelworker.

I don't think it will work. While Mr. Obama was winning Mr. Ryan's district, 51 percent to 47 percent, in 2008, Paul Ryan was re-elected with 65 percent of the vote. Mr. Ryan wins big in a swing district because he's so obviously smart, so obviously a nice guy, and because he so obviously cares about his constituents. Even liberal Democrats in his district like him.

Mr. Ryan's district is pretty much a microcosm of the electorate in the swing states. If I were a Democrat, I'd fret about that.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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