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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 Nov. 11, 2013/ 8 Kislev, 5774

Now Obama is lying about past lies

By Jack Kelly




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | President Barack Obama is a "flagrant liar," said Joe Scarborough, host of the "Morning Joe" program on MSNBC.

That's unquestionably true, as Mr. Obama is demonstrating yet again by lying about the big lie he told to get Obamacare passed. But it's startling to hear an MSNBC talk show host say it.

The president has been able to lie with impunity, confident that most of the "mainstream" media would never call him on his ever more frequent, ever more blatant departures from the truth. But the botched rollout of Obamacare is changing things.

"It might not seem possible that President Obama could do more harm to his credibility and the public's faith in government than misleading Americans about health insurance reform," wrote Ron Fournier of the National Journal. "But he can. The president is now misleading the public about his deception."

Mr. Fournier is referring to what Mr. Obama said in a speech to supporters Monday night: "Now, if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really liked that plan, what we said was you can keep it if it hasn't changed since the law passed."

If it were possible to scream in print, Mr. Fournier did. "No, no, no, no, no -- that's not what the Obama administration said," he wrote.

"What they said was: 'That means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.'"

There is video of the president himself making this promise on at least 29 separate occasions. His aides and Democrats on Capitol Hill made it dozens of times more.

It was a lie from the get-go. The Department of Health and Human Services estimated in June of 2010 that as a consequence of Obamacare, 66 percent of those covered by small-employer plans and 45 percent of those covered by large employer plans would have to get new policies. So would "40 to 67 percent" of those who had individual health insurance coverage. That could add up to 93 million Americans.

The latest assault on the truth is Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' ruling that neither the federal insurance exchange established by the law nor the subsidies for low-income people paid to insurance companies will be classified as "federal health care programs."

Ms. Sebelius did not give a rationale for her decision. The effect of it is to exempt Obamacare from laws which forbid kickbacks and related types of fraud in other federal health care programs such as Medicare.



Just about everything we've been told about Obamacare -- beginning with its formal name, the "Affordable Care Act" -- has been untrue. Premiums will rise an average of 41 percent, excluding federal subsidies, according to a Manhattan Institute study released last week.

To avoid acknowledging this, many in the news media twist themselves into knots. The president "clearly misspoke" when he said "if you like your health plan, you can keep it," said the editors of The New York Times.

The dictionary defines "misspeaking" as a "slip of the tongue." Odd the president's tongue would slip every time he made a promise about Obamacare. Odder still that each of these "slips of the tongue" should produce not a slurred or mispronounced word, but full sentences containing the opposite of the truth.

The president's "misspeaking" is no big deal, said The Times. The policies being cancelled were "not worth keeping."

I doubt many of the 3.5 million Americans who have received cancellation notices so far share that view. One who doesn't is cancer survivor Edie Sundby, who wrote in the Wall Street Journal Tuesday she fears the loss of her health plan and perhaps some of her doctors amounts to a sentence of death.

Ms. Sunby's plight illustrates another thing about which the president "misspoke." The "Obamacare War Room" fears the "next shoe to drop" will be when millions of Americans discover they won't be able to keep their doctors, CNN reported Monday.

Mr. Obama will continue to lie brazenly, and many journalists will keep trying to cover for him. But too many Americans are suffering too much harm for most in the "mainstream" media to ignore.

On MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program Tuesday, historian Jon Meacham said the president needs to "understand that we're really not as slow as he thinks we are."

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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