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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 Nov. 4, 2008 / 6 Mar-Cheshvan 5769

A candidate's threats of bankrupting an idustry isn't news?

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | On October 28, the British parliament began debating a bill to create a massive bureaucracy to deal with global warming. It snowed that day. It was the first snowfall in London in October since 1922.


The day after the snow fall in London, Tibet experienced its worst snowstorm ever recorded. In the U.S. on October 29, 115 communities set or tied records for low temperature on that date, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.


Average global temperature peaked in 1998, and has been cooling since 2002. Global warming, apparently, is not all that it has been cracked up to be.


This is important, because of the draconian measures global warming alarmists are urging that we take to combat what may be a phantom problem. They blame warming on emissions from our automobiles and factories. They want virtually to end the burning of fossil fuels, in particular coal and gasoline.


Barack Obama is among the global warming alarmists, he made clear in an interview with the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle Jan. 17.


"What I've said is we would put a cap and trade policy in place that is as aggressive if not more aggressive than anyone out there," Sen. Obama told the Chronicle's editors. "So if someone wants to build a coal-fired plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt them because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted."


His cap and trade policies would generate billions of dollars in revenue from taxes on coal producers that could be invested in "green" technologies such as solar or wind, Sen. Obama said. But the burden would fall heavily on the 57 percent of us who get our electricity principally from coal-fired plants, he acknowledged.


"Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket," Sen. Obama said.


It's remarkable for a presidential candidate to say he plans to bankrupt a major industry, and to send skyrocketing the rates consumers pay for electricity. But in the lengthy story political writer Carla Marinucci and staff writer Joe Garofoli wrote about Sen. Obama's interview with the Chronicle editorial board, there was no mention of either. The Chronicle did post a tape recording of the interview on its Web site, where the explosive quotes belatedly were found.


GOP vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin played the portion of the tape with the energy quotes at a campaign rally in Ohio Sunday. "This interview was given many months ago," she said. "You should have known about this."


Had the information surfaced before the final weekend of the election campaign, it's probable Sen. Obama would be having more difficulty in Pennsylvania and Ohio than he is.


John Diaz, who edits the Chronicle's editorial pages, vigorously denied his paper has suppressed the information. "How can anyone suggest we hid an interview that we did, immediately put up on the Web, and advertised to our readers?" he asked. "We promoted it like Hell..."


Mr. Diaz has a point. The issue has more to do with Ms. Marinucci's news judgment than it does with a deliberate effort to conceal information. Ms. Marinucci led her article with Sen. Obama's criticism of Sen. Hillary Clinton's experience, and discussed at length whether a controversy over the location of polling places for the Nevada caucuses aided Sen. Clinton or Sen. Obama. She just didn't think Sen. Obama's plans to bankrupt the coal industry and to send electricity rates skyrocketing were newsworthy.


"Ms. Marinucci didn't just 'bury her lede,'" said lawyer and Web logger Bill Dyer. "Rather, in metaphoric terms, she took it onto the Golden Gate bridge, shot it in the back of the head, and pushed it off into an unmarked watery grave in the hopes the corpse would never float to the surface."


It is more likely incompetence than bias that kept Ms. Marinucci from reporting what Sen. Obama said about coal. But that's not exactly a ringing endorsement of the quality of journalism in this campaign.

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