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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. 9, 2012/ 24 Mar-Cheshvan, 5773

The Scales Have Tipped

By Greg Crosby



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | There are lots of conservatives who wonder what went wrong with the 2012 presidential election. It wasn't supposed to go this way. The sensible adults were supposed to win the country back from the fantasy-minded children who were more interested in spending than in saving. The election was supposedly all about the economy and the economy stunk. Our national debt is through the roof, more then twenty million people are out of work, no one is hiring, manufacturing is down, the dollar is worthless and yet….none of that mattered. Obama couldn't be defeated. Why? The United States of America has changed, that's why. The prevailing wisdom up until now is that the U.S. is a center-right country; this is no longer the case. There are several major shifts that have taken place in the country over the past few decades which accounts for this. For one thing, we have become a more secular nation. While we are still considered to be a religious country, religion is not as important to our national fabric as it once was. Overall, younger Americans today do not have the religious values that older Americans have. Add to that the fact that many traditional religious orders have taken a more liberal view in recent years regarding social values. The demographics of the nation have changed dramatically. Yes, we are still a nation with a white majority, but it's dwindling fast. The population change from 2000 to 2010, as provided by U.S. Census Bureau shows a white population decrease from 75.1% to 72.4% and an increase of Black or African American numbers by 0.3%. The Asian population has increased by 1.2%. Latinos are increasing more than anyone. The Latino population more than tripled between 1980 and 2009. The trend will continue based on the current declining U.S. birthrate and the strong immigration rate to the United States. By 2050, more than half of the U.S. population will be non-white (African-American, Asian, Hispanic). For many voters, Obama represents anyone who isn't white. Many non-whites (along with white liberals) identify with him. The portion of adult citizens who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups grew by 4 percentage points in Nevada, by 3 percentage points in Virginia, by 2 percentage points in Florida and 1 percentage point in Ohio and Iowa between 2008 and 2011. The analysis of Census data was conducted by William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution in Washington. That put states with more electoral votes in the safely Democratic column than in the safely Republican one, and left Romney with fewer potential paths to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the election. Another major shift is in the amount of people getting "free stuff" from the government, or "the takers versus the makers." In this election, the takers won and the makers lost. Today we have about half of the population receiving some sort of government handout, and that doesn't include social security payments. Once people have been given government assistance, once people become dependant on the largess of government, it is ridiculous to think that they will ever vote for anyone who will not continue giving them those government benefits. The left ideology has been taught in subtle and not so subtle ways to children in public schools and universities for more than 40 years which has resulted in generations of Americans who now firmly believe in socialistic values including multiculturalism, radical feminism, moral relativism and the historic evils of the white man. Indoctrination of the youth is the sure path to political and social change. Nazism and communism knew this well and engaged in it. If you repeat a lie long enough it soon becomes the truth. Political correctness has been ingrained into our society, to the detriment of all logic and common sense. White guilt drives much of our viewpoints. Minorities are always victims, they are always right, no matter what. We have become a culture without a core, a culture which embraces all cultures except for our traditional American culture. E Pluribus Unum (from many, one) has been turned inside out. We are no longer a melting pot; we are a nation of tribes. Add to this the fact that the overwhelming majority of the media (news organizations, entertainment companies, magazines, the arts) support liberal causes and liberal candidates. Sadly, our press is by and large NOT fair and balanced, and television, movies, music, magazines, and other pop culture exposure are clearly left leaning. This is a hard thing to combat if you are a conservative with traditional values. So America is not your founding father's country anymore. I'm convinced that this election was our last chance to recapture America's traditional values as were put forth by our founders. This was the last chance to reinstate our values of individualism, exceptionalism, and entrepreneurial spirit. That's gone. Get ready for a new America. An America closer to the European socialistic model of government control over the individual. It's been coming slowly for a long time. Now it has accelerated. Fasten your seatbelts.


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JWR contributor Greg Crosby, former creative head for Walt Disney publications, has written thousands of comics, hundreds of children's books, dozens of essays, and a letter to his congressman. A freelance writer in Southern California, you may contact him by clicking here.

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