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

WikiLeaks --- Danger or Disinfectant?

By Ron Hart

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "Which country is suffering from too much freedom of speech? Name it, is there one?"
Julian Assange, 2010

WikiLeaks upset and embarrassed world leaders by recently publishing another round of secret government documents. If the Democrats really want our intelligence data to be secret, they need to hide them where they hid Obama's SAT scores and their own college essays and grades.

The Left loves the WikiLeaks cables because they make America look bad. If Julian Assange needs asylum, I have no doubt he could get it in Berkeley, California. He tilts so far to the left that a "no agenda-driven" competitor called Open Leaks started up this week. "Open Leaks" sounds like what men do on the golf course.

Obama said he wanted to lead the most transparent administration in history, but he was well on his way to being the least transparent--- until he got Wiki-leaked on.

Maybe it will be OK for Obama, since most of this looks bad for his primary presidential rival in 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This could dash the Clintons' hope of becoming the first two-impeachment family.

Part of me wants to keep our government in check and applaud WikiLeaks. Another part wants our government to be able to kill Osama bin Laden or any villain who means to harm America. But if WikiLeaks continues to reveal what few secrets the CIA has, our intelligence services will go the way of the corner Blockbuster video store.

Mostly I am worried that a low-level operative like this Bradley Manning guy, an Army PFC, can act on his gay grudge against the U.S. and release these things. He, and I am not making this up, may have downloaded the documents he stole onto on an old Lady Gaga CD.

Always the journalist, I read through the more than 200,000 leaked documents for you and noted some interesting tidbits the media failed to disclose. Here are some of the more curious facts leaked, or that I might have imagined:

1. Dick Cheney routinely has the Domino's delivery guy water-boarded if his pizza is late.

2. Files on Nazi Germany were also released. Among the revelations: Hitler did not like to drink tequila because he felt it made him mean.

3. Poring over reams of J. Edgar Hoover-era documents led the Feds to believe that Liberace may have been gay.

4. Holocaust denier and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has found his best online dating success at J Date.

5. Secret surveys of Americans around Christmas determine that "egg" remains our favorite of the nogs.

6. The British, who have yet to discover dental care or central heating, remain very snobbish, yet our intelligence agencies cannot quite determine to whom they are being condescending.

7. Secret polls showed that 42% of Americans are against same sex marriage, but 85% of married folks would like to see opposite sex marriage banned, too.

8. The leading cause of death in Norway is boredom.

9. The leading cause of friction between China and the U.S. is the rigid communist control by a self-serving political class which wants to dominate every facet of daily life. However, China is less concerned since the GOP won the midterm elections.

10. While considering closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, the Obama administration lauded the clean Illinois prison to which it was planning to send the Gitmo terrorists. Illinois politicians really take care of their own.

11. President Bush gave Fidel Castro a Jitterbug cell phone for his 80th birthday.

12. Testing for the new TSA color-coded terror charts found that the most descriptive and easy to understand pat-down system would be: First Base, Second Base, Third Base and the full Madonna.

13. Hillary Clinton was such a good lawyer in Arkansas that she once got a client's parking ticket reduced to a charge of incest.

14. Kim Jong Il's email address is LadyGagaFan#1@hotmail.com.

15. While Osama bin Laden is quick to murder infidels and insubordinate staff, those close to him say he rarely forgets birthdays.

16. The USA makes most of its money on arms sales to Saudi Arabia by talking them into buying extended warranties.

Southern-born Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis said it best: "Sunshine is the best disinfectant." Wiki- and Open Leaks are here, and that may be good for those of us with a healthy fear of government.



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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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