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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. 15, 2013/ 12 Kislev, 5774

So who's your daddy now?

By Wesley Pruden




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The dilemma of Barack Obama and his loyal Democrats is the gift few Republicans could have imagined only a fortnight ago. It's the gift that keeps on giving, and Obamacare is no bastard child. The president is the daddy, who used to be a prouder papa than he is today. The cigars he passed around to celebrate this baby are exploding all over the place.

Everything the president does puts him deeper in the hole. His grudging concession Thursday that Obamacare stinks like the baby's diaper was followed by the new promise that he would fix it with instructions not to enforce the law for certain constituents.

All the president's men and some of his women are racing for the exits, hurrying to catch a bus, train or plane to anywhere but here. Bill Clinton bailed (though Bubba may have Hillary's presidential prospects more in mind than the pain of others that he says he can still feel). Howard Dean, he of the famous shout-out of all the states, says Obamacare is the disaster that the daddy can't fix. "I wonder if he has the legal authority to [fix it], since this was a congressional bill that set this up," he says, perhaps not having heard the news that this administration suspended the Constitution long ago.

The barrage of sad stories quickens: a black college must dispense with insurance because under Obamacare mandates it can't afford to provide it any longer. The bad news is that only 100,000 customers have signed up for Obamacare; the worse news is that 5 million Americans have been dropped by their insurance providers. Another woman with cancer tells how she was dropped from her insurance, a victim of Obamacare fantasy guidelines. Even Jimmy Carter's grandson, a state senator running for governor in Georgia, calls it "a mess."

The Democrats are sore afraid of the fallout, and as the comic Brother Dave Gardner famously said, "when you are sore afraid, you are flat scared." The temptation for the Republicans, who want it understood that they never went near the love nest where the Democrats were conceiving the president's baby, is to watch the president twist slowly, slowly on the rope he so eagerly supplied. The must remember the first rule of politics, as any backwoods sheriff or big-city alderman could remind them, is that when your opponent is hard at work destroying himself your only role is to stand clear and give him room.

Tip to the president's Secret Service detail: Keep the president off the streets. That stampede of endangered Democrats racing down the street en route to next November is likely to be as mindless as anything that ever stampeded on the Chisholm Trail, and just as lethal. We don't want the president to wind up with footprints down his back.



Obamacare was untouchable last week - "how dare you suggest that my baby isn't the most beautiful baby in the maternity ward." But this week the president has to concede that a baby with two or maybe three heads isn't as beautiful as he first thought. He still doesn't want anyone to touch the law, he said Thursday, but he's willing, reluctantly, to allow certain insurance companies sell policies that no longer exist to customers who can't legally buy them. He didn't explain exactly how his disobey-the-law solution would work in actual practice.

The president's promised fix is less to help the peasants than to head off Democrats who will be tempted to vote for the Republican legislation in the House to grandfather all the threatened insurance. This bill may come to a vote Friday. Some of the president's friends in the Senate, worried that they won't be here after next year, are desperate to apply Band-Aids of their own.

Several of the last remaining Democratic senators in the South, who wouldn't listen to earlier pleas of their constituents to pay attention to them instead of the White House, are on the cusp of panic. They're trying to come up with legislative patchwork fixes of their own.

President Obama sounded unusually plaintive Thursday, insisting that he "gets it" why the Americans he betrayed with promises he never intended to keep are so angry now. He'll get no sympathy from those whom he betrayed. They're angry at the baby daddy because it's his baby that's making life miserable for the neighbors.

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