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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 Sept. 6, 2011 / 7 Elul, 5771

Ultra-feminists thwarting justice

By Jay Ambrose




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The criminal justice system, which too often these days operates as a criminal gotcha system, just did something right, and guess what? There is anger in the land, people saying you need to prosecute even when there is no case because, after all, a woman made the accusation. I say let's listen to Scott Turow.

He's a well-known novelist, a former prosecutor and now a defense lawyer, and he knows whereof he speaks when he says prosecutors too often take cases to court when they know good and well there's a reasonable doubt the accused party was guilty.

Had the Manhattan district attorney failed to drop the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, that's exactly what he would have been doing.

Half the country seemed joyful about the prospect of seeing this rich, prominent Frenchman doing time for allegedly forcing a hotel maid from Africa to have oral sex with him, but then detectives did some interesting detecting.

Among the maid's multiple lies, they discovered, she had falsely said while seeking asylum in the United States that she had been gang-raped in Guinea.

She told several different stories about her activities the day of the incident. She was also found to have a bank account in which felons had deposited $100,000. And in a phone call to her boyfriend in prison, this woman who filed a civil suit against Strauss-Kahn said, "Don't worry, he has plenty of money."

Pursuing a case based on this mishmash would be a fraud, a way of making someone suffer for the fun of it.

Turow wrote in a New York Times Sunday Review that such adventures are additionally a principal cause of wrongful convictions.

The last thing you want is "prosecutorial intransigence," a refusal to back up from first judgments. A proffered example from this lawyer's experience: prosecutors letting two men sit on death row for years despite another man's confession of murder.

That's repugnant, and something else that's repugnant is certain ideologically inane women's groups telling us we shouldn't even be discussing the maid's credibility. These ultra-feminists are forever arguing that women accusers are always truly victims, are always right, and that the male defendants are always guilty, are always wrong.

How far a distance is that from someone saying he is an Aryan and you are a Jew and, therefore, he is a real human and you are not?

I do not deny generations of mistreating women, but swinging from one extreme to another is multiplying error, not erasing it.

If members of these groups fall short of Nazi ambitions, they're still in the camp that would happily ruin lives on the basis of infantile generalities. Right now, the Obama administration is insisting that universities work even harder on the goal. To find out more, listen to Peter Berkowitz.

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, this fellow at the Hoover Institution tells how the U.S. Education Department is advising universities to disregard due process in deciding the fate of male students accused of sexual assault.

Universities more concerned about federal lucre than ethics should listen up to even the nastiness that says the accused male student should not be allowed to cross-examine the female witness.

The 19-page document on Title IX additionally advocates a low proof standard. Reasonable doubt does not get you off in Obama land. If the accused is allowed to appeal, the accuser can also appeal, meaning the accused could face double jeopardy.

And should the male student lose at the hands of a campus disciplinary board being urged to presume guilt, Berkowitz explains, he can figure on expulsion, no graduate school, possible criminal prosecution and a lost reputation for life.

Bigots always think they are justified, of course. They always find excuses for themselves, pretending their immorality is moral.

But unfairness is unfairness, and blatant, tyrannical, fanatical unfairness is an abomination this nation should not stand for.

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Jay Ambrose, formerly Washington director of editorial policy for Scripps Howard newspapers and the editor of dailies in El Paso, Texas, and Denver, is a columnist living in Colorado.


Previously:

08/31/11: Corporations are people? Yes, Count the ways

08/26/11: What an earthquake tells us about debt

08/25/11: The tyranny of scientific consensus

08/23/11: Fracking hardly a public health threat

08/17/11: Why Obamacare won't control births

08/15/11: Balanced budget amendment unbalanced idea

08/10/11: Kerry's war on citizen speech

08/05/11: Upside to the compromise leaving the door open for obnoxious maneuvers

08/03/11: The people who may save America

07/29/11: On making deals, Obama is no LBJ

07/27/11: The threat behind the debt

07/23/11: Mean opposition to means-testing

07/20/11: Leftist babble makes debt crisis even worse

07/18/11: Time to raise demagoguery ceiling

07/13/11: Obama treating treaties badly

07/08/11: Is decline of U.S. exaggerated?

07/05/11: Not math deficiency, but demagoguery



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