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December 2, 2014

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 Jan. 28, 2014/ 27 Shevat, 5774

No sex, please, we're Republicans

By Wesley Pruden




JewishWorldReview.com | Some of the Republicans in Washington missed the birds and bees lecture at daddy's knee. Their leader puzzled Monday over a libido — what it is, who has one and what to do with it — on the eve of President Obama's State of the Union address when he is expected to elaborate on his scheme to suspend the Constitution.

There's lots to say about Mr. Obama and his plot, to unilaterally lift the threat of deportation of an entire class of illegal aliens, bypassing Senate confirmation of his most egregious appointments, altering work requirements under welfare reform and announcing that the federal government will recognize homosexual marriages in Utah no matter what the courts say about it. This was after he unilaterally changed the Obamacare law as passed by Congress. Someone forgot to tell him that presidents don't have a line-item veto, that he has to live with laws he doesn't like just like the rest of us.

But sex, as it always does, gets in the way of everything. Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, where a healthy libido is not unknown, started the libido talk in a speech to the Republican National Committee. Mike got started on the Democratic canard that Republicans are fighting a "war on women."

"If the Democrats want to insult women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido[s] or their reproductive system[s] without the help of the government, so be it."



Feminists and their liege men were outraged, accusing Mike of the mortal sin and high crime of treating women as feminists say women want to be treated, grown-ups as rough and tough as any man.

It's not clear, however, why "libido" is an indelicate word. Feminists and their liege throw other words of far less delicacy about with gay abandon. Not so long ago the desperate pursuit of the multiple orgasm was a topic of polite discussion in family newspapers, as important as the pursuit of the atomic bomb during World War II. The "Vagina Monologues" are holy writ in certain precincts.

Right on cue, the Republicans bowed to feminist outrage. Reince Priebus (not to be confused with Regis Philbun), the chairman of the Republican National Committee, lectured Mike sternly to watch his language. Mike apparently had not heard that in modern America vulgarity, bad taste and indelicacy are much frowned on.

Mr. Priebus first said he didn't know, exactly, what Mike was talking about, but he urged Republicans to be "very conscious of the tone and choice of words." This is only good manners. In the days of yore this was sometimes called "gallantry," the deference men cheerfully pay to women, inculcated in little boys from the time they first feel an urge to pull a little girl's pigtails. But gallantry is sexist, and the modern woman never wants to be regarded by a man as someone special.

Mike forgot all that, so Monday Mr. Priebus reminded him again. An incisive television interviewer Mr. Priebus whether his rebuke of Mike was a rebuke of Mike, and he replied that yes, it was, but unfortunately he didn't leave it at that. Palavering on, using a dozen words to say nothing when a word or two would have sufficed, the mouthpiece for the party was quickly befuddled by all the sex talk.

"And the reason is that, you know, you have to accept the political world we live in, in the sense that you cannot offer up words like 'libido' — wherever that came from — you don't offer up these sorts of lobs and set up passes and serves that allow the Democrats to spike the ball. It's not where our party stands, it isn't really even what Mike Huckabee meant to say. I mean, he had a pretty good message and it was overshadowed by a choice of words that was just a little bit off, that's all."

Shorn of the bloviation and the tangle of sports metaphors — lobs, passes, serves and spikes — Mr. Priebus concedes that Mike's point is a good one, and he agrees with it. This could have been the occasion to lob the "war on women" back at the Democrats, exposing it as the phony accusation that everyone knows it is. But Mr. Priebus, like so many Republicans who flinch at the sound of the guns, used the occasion instead to show that he's housebroken, even if Mike is not.

But enough of the sexy stuff. We're ready now for the master's speech about the state of his party's disaster.

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