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

Obamanomics continue to add up . . . for Republicans

By Ron Hart

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As we are soon to know, the laws of economics are the new Jim Crow laws. If the Democrats cannot paint their opponents as racist or greedy, then they are pretty much out of solutions for any issue.

Economic numbers tend to be more biased when the administration overseeing them knows nothing about business and the economy. Attorney General Eric Holder has a team of lawyers trying to figure out whom to sue over our dismal economic state. As every liberal Democrat from John Edwards to Eric Holder knows, the way to make money in America is to sue someone who is productive and has money to take.

But the Democrats' problems are nothing some nice wordsmithing cannot fix. Instead of focusing on the four million jobs lost in 2009 alone, they have invented their own metric, "jobs saved or created." The main jobs they are looking to save now are their own in November.

The "me, my and I" speeches Obama gives, in which he takes credit for the least thing and blames Bush for all else, no longer work. The economy has been under Democratic House and Senate rule since 2006. Obama taking credit for jobs "saved" is like the 9/11 hijackers taking credit for creating TSA jobs.

I would not be surprised if the White House spins the latest bad jobs numbers to somehow make them look better for businesses in America. To their way of thinking, each month businesses have a larger and more talented pool of unemployed workers from which to hire. But businesses are not hiring, because they have no idea how much extra cost ObamaCare will mean for each employee and how much increased regulation will be placed on them at the fiat of this bumbling administration.

The states with the worst unemployment are Democratic-dominated bastions where years of liberal policies have wrought havoc on their economies. States like California, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, which have been the Petri dishes of Democratic economic theories, have the highest unemployment rates. If that is not a leading economic indicator of the results of Obama's economic policies, I do not know what is.

My guess is that by continuing to use semantics and by nuancing each economic issue, the Obama White House will appeal to its base for re-election. These are the 51 percent of Americans who can be told "things are better" but who are not good enough at math to know they are, in fact, not. We know them as the liberal Democrat base.

The Obama cabinet seems like it was assembled at Ikea by a college poli-sci professor. JP Morgan did a study of administrations that had the most and fewest cabinet members with business experience.

The result helps explain the current economic mess.

The president whose cabinet had the highest percentage of private sector folks was none other than Dwight Eisenhower, the man who oversaw one of the best economic times for our country. The members of his cabinet with private sector experience amounted to around 58 percent. Until Obama, the lowest percentage was Kennedy's cabinet, at about 27 percent. The average since 1900 of every president is about 38 percent. As he has with many things, Obama's cabinet has set a new low on this metric of real world experience with only 7 percent. That 7 percent is probably the percent of his cabinet that paid their income taxes properly.

The reason businesses are sitting on $1.7 trillion in cash and banks are hoarding another $1 trillion in reserves they could be using to make loans, is that they have no confidence in this administration. Many believe there will be a "double-dip" recession caused by those double-dips in Washington. Until it knows it will not be taxed through the roof, regulated to death, and then lambasted for political gain, no business is going to make the leap of faith to invest in employees in the U.S.A. Ultimately, growth and expansion are private businesses' expressions of faith and confidence in the economy, something they do not now have currently.

Hopefully, come November, Nancy Pelosi will learn some economic truths, like the cost of a coach airline ticket from Washington D.C. to San Francisco.



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JWR contributor Ron Hart grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal.

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