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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
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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

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Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

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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

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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

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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 April 30, 2010 / 16 Iyar 5770

All Inclusive Stupidity

By Greg Crosby

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Good morning, students. Today's rant will be focused on our universities and colleges-. Our esteemed beacons of higher education! Getting a college education once meant expanding one's knowledge; broadening one's views and better understanding the world around us. The American universities once upon a time had professors who actually were teachers of wisdom and seekers of truth. Ah, but that was in the "good old days." The universities are now much more concerned with political correctness, revisionist history, and tolerance and diversity indoctrination than they are in actual truth.

A case in point, brought out in The Wall Street Journal, is a recent interview that took place on public television with Leo Martinez, the dean of the University of California Hastings College of the Law. He was speaking in defense of his school's policy which requires the Christian Legal Society to admit non-Christians and homosexuals and lesbians if it wants to be recognized as an official student group. Check out what Mr. Martinez said in that interview.

Question: "Would a student chapter of, say, B'nai B'rith, a Jewish Anti-Defamation League, have to admit Muslims?"

Mr. Martinez: "The short answer is yes."

Question: "A black group would have to admit white supremacists?"

Mr. Martinez: "It would."

Question: "Even if it means a black student organization is going to have to admit members of the Ku Klux Klan?"

Mr. Martinez: "Yes."

Question: "You can see where that might cause some consternation?"

Consternation indeed! Consternation? It's Alice in Wonderland insanity! It is this irrationality, this complete stupidity which is an end result of the policy of all-inclusive campus "diversity." It turns logic and reason upside-down and in so doing actually does much more harm than good. Why even have Christian clubs at all if those clubs must admit non-Christians? The same goes for any other group's club. What's the point? And if in time, more non-Christians wind up in the club than there are Christians in the club, is that club still considered Christian? Take it even further. What if after awhile, there are NO Christians in the club. Is it still a Christian club? It's politically correct tolerance gone completely nuts!

Weighing in on this, Supreme Court Justice Scalia found the idea of forcing a campus Republican club to admit Democrats "weird." Yeah, I'd say that. How about it goes against all notions of logic. This tolerance and diversity nonsense would be hysterically funny if it were not taken so seriously by the powers that be. The fact that this idiocy is actually happening on campuses today all across the country makes it deadly serious and in a larger sense, frightening when you consider that this is what young people are being taught.

A Jewish Anti-Defamation club must admit anti-Semites. A black club must admit white supremacists. A Republican club must admit Democrats. THE DEAN OF A LAW SCHOOL ACUTALLY SAYS THIS STUFF ON NATIONAL TELEVISION! To embrace this convoluted thinking is to take reason and logic and throw them out the window. Why doesn't everybody in the world see that this doesn't make sense?

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Oh yeah, it's freakin' Alice in Wonderland time in America. It's as if the Mad Hatter is making the rules now. Let's appoint the March Hare Secretary of Logic and Reason. Tweedledee and Tweedledum could be the twin heads of state. For Homeland Security Secretary let's replace Janet Napolitano with the Queen of Hearts, even though I realize it's not a big switch. And for president? Well, for president I have to leave Alice in Wonderland and go to another source.

Considering the crazy convoluted logic in our society today, I hereby nominate for president, actor Hugh Herbert. Those of you over the age of 80 will get this, for everyone else I will explain. Hugh Herbert worked in loads of Warner Bros. comedy pictures of the 30's usually impersonating often eccentric millionaires, tycoons and dimwitted professors. His trademark gestures were blinking, rolling his head around, and fluttering all his fingers together, usually accompanied by his other trademark - making a "woo-woo!" exclamation. Check out a bunch of Warner Bros. comedies from the 30's and you'll see what I mean.

Oh yes. This is the president that fits right in with what is happening on college campuses, and in society in general today. Unfortunately, Hugh Herbert is no longer with us, so I guess we'll just have to make due with Barack Obama. But that kinda works when you think about it, except that Obama wears better suits. "WOO-WOO!"

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