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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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, 2011 / 14 Mar-Cheshvan, 5772

Arizona Bids Adios to Illegal Immigrant Basher

By Linda Chavez



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | For the last several years, State Senator Russell Pearce has been the face of the anti-illegal immigrant movement in Arizona. But his district voted this week to recall him, ending a 10-year state legislative career that has been marked by ugly episodes.

It's about time.

Pearce was the chief author of Arizona SB 1070, the controversial law still being challenged in the courts that, among other things, allows law enforcement officials to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect is there illegally. And Pearce has sponsored legislation that would attempt to deny citizenship to children born in Arizona to parents who are illegal immigrants, despite the 14th Amendment guarantee of birthright citizenship.

Perhaps it was the accumulation of creepy incidents that finally turned voters in Mesa, Ariz., against Pearce. In an email message to supporters of his anti-birthright citizenship proposal, Pearce forwarded this suggestion from a fellow traveler: "We need to target the mother ... Men don't drop anchor babies, illegal alien mothers do."

It wasn't the first time Pearce's emails got him in hot water. In 2006, he sent out an attachment from a white supremacist organization. A year later, he was photographed in the company of a well-known neo-Nazi, whose affiliation Pearce claimed to be unaware of.

But perhaps the coup de grace for Pearce was the race card he tried to play during the recall election. He outspent his opponent by more than three to one — much of the money raised out of state by anti-immigrant groups — but he also engaged in dirty tricks. Pearce's brother and nieces were among the operatives who circulated petitions to put a Hispanic, Olivia Cortes, on the ballot, hoping to draw Hispanics in his district away from his main opponent, Jerry Lewis.

In Pearce's world, you see, race trumps all. So, naturally, Pearce thought Hispanic voters in the district would all flock to their compadre. It didn't work. The Hispanic candidate didn't fool anybody and had to withdraw her name when the dirty-tricks campaign was challenged in court.

Voters in Pearce's district apparently had enough of this unseemly behavior. And it isn't just voters in one district in Arizona who have drawn the line when it comes to candidates who push the anti-immigrant line too far. In 2008, tough-on-illegals candidates J.D. Hayworth and Randy Graf lost their Congressional races to two candidates who took a more moderate approach. And Hayworth lost his challenge to incumbent Sen. John McCain in the Republican primary in 2010.

Sooner or later, the GOP will come to grips with the fact that beating up on illegal immigrants won't solve anything. We do have an illegal immigrant problem in this country, and it needs to be addressed. But the only way to solve it is to combine vigorous border enforcement with a comprehensive overhaul of legal immigration laws.

States like Arizona and, more recently, Alabama are discovering that forcing out illegal immigrants creates more problems than it solves. Illegal immigrants don't come to the United States because we have generous welfare programs — or even to give birth to U.S. citizens. They come because there are jobs that employers have a hard time filling, even when the unemployment rate is 9 percent or more.

Many of those jobs are in agriculture. Picking fruits and vegetables is backbreaking work. When Alabama passed its tough anti-illegal immigrant law earlier this year, many of the illegal immigrants — and their legal family members — fled the state. Despite aggressive efforts to replace those workers, farmers found that there were few takers. And even those who showed up for work didn't last long. As a result, crops rotted in the field. The economic fallout will hurt all Alabamans, not just the illegal aliens who fled.

A few more defeats like Russell Pearce's and maybe Republicans in Congress will smarten up and consider real solutions to the illegal immigrant problem. We need a new legal immigration structure that recognizes the shortage at both the upper and lower skill sets. If we fix our legal immigration, our illegal immigration problem will solve itself.

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JWR contributor Linda Chavez is President of the Center for Equal Opportunity. Her latest book is "Betrayal: How Union Bosses Shake Down Their Members and Corrupt American Politics". (Click HERE to purchase. Sales help fund JWR.)

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