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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 16, 2012 / 28 Menachem-Av, 5772

Obama-Biden: Hope and Chains

By Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Vice President Joe Biden played the race card this week when he drawled Southern-style to a racially mixed audience that if Mitt Romney takes the White House, he'll "unchain Wall Street. They're going to put y'all back in chains."

Last week, a super PAC run by a former aide to President Obama released an ad in which a former steelworker all but fingered Romney for causing his 55-year-old wife's cancer death in 2006 because Bain Capital shuttered the plant where he worked in 2001. The week before, White House aides stood back as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, without providing any proof whatsoever, charged that Romney didn't pay taxes for a decade.

The president's henchmen are running a dirty campaign. The worst part of it: These nasty antics are the best Obamaland has to offer.

Don't take my word for it. Heed the message delivered by Obama himself when he accepted the Democratic nomination for president in Denver in 2008: "If you don't have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare voters. If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things."

The president is in a pickle. He doesn't have a smart plan to rescue the economy. He has pretty much given up, until after the election, on working with Congress to pass legislation to keep Washington from running off the fiscal cliff on Jan. 1 -- when the Bush tax cuts expire and mandated spending cuts loom.

As CEOs decide to stall new equipment orders and plans to hire new workers, the administration essentially has cried uncle. The president blames "the other side" for not playing fair, and then somehow expects Americans to re-elect him so he can not get things done again.

Romney and his supporters know a thing or two about negative campaigning. A recent bogus campaign ad on Obama's welfare plan won four Pinocchios, the maximum, on Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler's scale.

The steelworker spot by super PAC Priorities USA also earned four Pinocchios. It's not just that Bain may have kept the steel plant alive longer than it would have lasted or that Romney left Bain by 2001. More important is that former steelworker Joe Soptic claimed his wife developed cancer "a short time" after he was laid off, but she wasn't diagnosed until 2006. And the ad does not mention that after he was laid off, Soptic got a lesser-paying job with benefits, and his wife had a job that provided health coverage until an injury derailed her work in 2002 or 2003. Kessler concluded, "On every level, this ad stretches the bounds of common sense and decency."

The campaign and the White House press office refused to renounce the ad. Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter claimed that the campaign didn't know the facts of Soptic's charge -- even though she had set up a campaign conference call starring Soptic in May. Ugly stuff.

The Obama campaign, Priorities USA and the vice president are stirring up all that unnecessary muck because they want to excite the base. They want to incite resentment.

If they do it well enough, maybe voters won't notice that this administration has lost hope and resists change.

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