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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. 27, 2013/ 2 Kislev, 5774

Only some of our young are now independent Americans

By Nat Hentoff




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | I often worry about today's young growing up in a country where everybody is liable to be under secret government surveillance, with nearly all of these Americans never having violated any law. How much expectation of individual constitutional liberty can these young citizens have?

But now I am somewhat heartened by the results of a recent (reliable) poll by Quinnipiac University described in a Nov. 18 lead editorial in the New York Post:

"In 2008 and 2012, millennials -- voters between ages 18 and 30 -- came out in a big way for Barack Obama."

But now, "something's changed. The poll has young voters disapproving of the president by a 54 percent to 36 percent margin ... Only 43 percent of the under-30s say the president is honest and trustworthy. By contrast, a majority -- 51 percent -- say he's not."

Moreover, "60 percent of young voters disapprove of the way the president's handling the economy. Fifty-six percent disapprove of Obama's handling of health care. Fifty-three percent disapprove of his handling of foreign policy" ("Young voters turn against President Obama," New York Post, Nov. 18).

But -- and it's a very big "but" -- the millennials were not asked if they approved of Obama's handling of the Constitution. I wonder how many of them, along with our other students, were actually taught American history. Do these young people even know that if some of the states had not pressured the federal government to add the first 10 amendments -- the Bill of Rights -- they would not have ratified the Constitution?

So I'm still worried about what kind of America there will be as the current and future millennials take over. To get a more specific idea, I would like to see Quinnipiac (or other major polls) ask them what they think about the worst official attack on Americans' most fundamental freedoms in our nation's history, which is included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012, signed into law by President Obama late in 2011.

These young Americans would, of course, have to be told by the pollsters precisely what is in Section 1021 of this law, which our Supreme Court has so far shown no inclination to review.

I advise pollsters and any American reading this column to get to the core of Section 1021, as revealed by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Chris Hedges, a former New York Times reporter who is the leading plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against the NDAA (Hedges v. Obama).

What follows may well be startling news to you, too: "If Section 1021 stands, it will mean that more than 150 years of case law in which the Supreme Court repeatedly held the military has no jurisdiction over civilians will be abolished.

"It will mean citizens who are charged by the government with 'substantially (otherwise undefined) supporting' al-Qaida, the Taliban or the nebulous category of 'associated forces' will be lawfully subject to extraordinary rendition.

"It will mean citizens seized by the military (including in America) will languish in military jails indefinitely, or in the language of Section 1021, until 'the end of hostilities' -- in an age of permanent war, (which could mean) for the rest of their lives" ("The Last Chance to Stop the NDAA," Hedges, truthdig.com, Sept. 2).

And who knows how long that will be.

Also forcefully opposing the NDAA, especially because of the military detention of U.S. citizens, are: the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Human Rights First, Human Rights Watch, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Cato Institute (where I am a senior fellow), Reason Magazine and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

A federal district court judge had issued an injunction against NDAA, but it was overruled by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, thereby giving Barack Obama, our present King George III, the power to have his military arrest Americans right here on exceedingly vague grounds.

In another column, Hedges tells us how low Obama will rank among American presidents: "The act (also) authorizes the military in Title X, Subtitle D, entitled 'Counter-Terrorism,' for the first time in more than 200 years, to carry out domestic policing. With this bill ... the military can indefinitely detain without trial any U.S. citizen deemed to be a terrorist or an accessory to terrorism. And suspects can be shipped by the military to our offshore penal colony in Guantanamo Bay and kept there until 'the end of hostilities.' (Or held here.) It is a catastrophic blow to civil liberties ...

"The supine and gutless Democratic Party, which would have feigned outrage if George W. Bush had put this into law, appears willing, once again, to grant Obama a pass. But I won't. What he has done is unforgivable, unconstitutional and exceedingly dangerous ..." ("Why I'm Suing Barack Obama," Hedges, truthdig.com, Jan. 16, 2012).

Hedges reminds the president and Congress of the Fifth Amendment: "No person shall be ... deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law."

Now dig this if you voted for Obama once or twice: "The oddest part of this legislation is that the FBI, the CIA, the director of national intelligence, the Pentagon and the attorney general didn't support it. (Former) FBI Director Robert Mueller said he feared the bill would actually impede the bureau's ability to investigate terrorism because it should be harder to win cooperation from suspects held by the military. 'The possibility looms that we will lose opportunities to obtain cooperation from the persons in the past that we've been fairly successful in gaining,' he told Congress."

These suspects, including American citizens, can be imprisoned by the military without ever having appeared before a judge. They will be outside our rule of law ... that is, what remains of it.

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Nat Hentoff is a nationally renowned authority on the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights and author of several books, including his current work, "The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance". Comment by clicking here.

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