In this issue

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 August 6, 2014 / 10 Menachem-Av, 5774

Immigration is key issue

By Dick Morris

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The complex, mind-numbing debate over illegal immigration and America's borders has suddenly become very simple. Once, the various plans — the Gang of Eight Senate bill, the Cornyn bill, the House plan — dominated the debate. But now the question has crystallized to a choice between in and out.

With the appearance of 60,000 unaccompanied children on the southern border, the vagaries of earned amnesty, border security and Dream Act status have vanished from center stage. The simple question now is whether we want them to stay in the country or be deported.

Recent polling shows that 77 percent of Americans want the children sent home; this binary choice is perilous for Democrats. In or out is an easy issue to project.

Particularly as news coverage focuses on those children who are still in the country, sentiment for deportation is bound to mount.

The preponderance of girls among the new child immigrants — two-thirds of the increase since last year have been girls — makes the danger of drawn-out immigration proceedings increasingly obvious. Immigration judges are loath to deport a pregnant girl and almost never deport one who has given birth to a new U.S. citizen. This legal/biological fact could make the debate about deportation moot, unless the children are turned away immediately and at the border.

While some Americans worry about deporting children back to unsafe places, the worry about the consequences of keeping them here will likely mount.

Health concerns about communicable diseases will likely increase as the medical condition of the new child immigrants becomes more apparent. Voters will not take kindly to the risks of an epidemic in their neighborhoods triggered by children their senators have voted to let stay here.

Beyond the immediate risk posed by the children themselves, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been eloquent in describing how our focus on caring for the children arriving at our border has distracted us from the more important tasks of keeping terrorists and criminal gangs out of the country.

Perry says that 203,000 illegal immigrants have ended up in Texas jails and blames them for 3,000 homicides and 8,000 sexual assaults.

President Obama has sought to take the middle ground in the immigration debate by urging the return of these children to their native lands after an immigration proceeding. But the longer they stay here, the more likely they are to continue to stay — a risk that's eroded the ground from under him. CNN's most recent poll suggests that 68 percent disapprove of Obama's immigration policy — his highest negative of all issues.

Particularly if the president opts to stop deportations more broadly by executive order in the fall, he will be handing the Republicans an issue with which to decimate his Senate delegation.

Even as the immigration issue becomes more salient, Obama's healthcare policies are coming under increasing fire. As 8 million Americans come to experience coverage under ObamaCare firsthand and encounter its co-payments, co-insurance, high deductibles and limitations of treatments and the choice of doctors, more have come to rate the program negatively. The Kaiser Foundation, long an ObamaCare supporter, now says that the program is rated negatively by 53 percent of Americans — up from 45 percent last month. Only 37 percent see the program favorably.

Nor is the economic "recovery" sufficiently strong — if it is there at all — to justify a vote for the incumbent party in 2014. Obama is entering the fall elections with nothing left to stand on and with his support ebbing away at a dramatic pace.

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