In this issue
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 Oct. 31, 2013/ 27 Mar-Cheshvan, 5774

Crony Capitalism: The 1960s Generation's Legacy

By Bob Tyrrell

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The historic blunders of President Barack Obama's embarrassing health care rollout demonstrate spectacularly the utter failure of what? Let me tell you. They are the blunders of what was once called the "Brightest Generation" in American history, the 1960s generation. It did not start with Obama. His blunders were just a continuance of their blunders.

By the 1960s generation, I mean the pot-smoking, war-protesting, guitar-strumming kids of the left — not the majority from the 1960s generation, not the silent majority, but the minority. They were the miracle workers in politics: Jean-Francois Kerry, the Clintons, Al Gore, Joe Biden and all the rest. Their sages such as Saul Alinsky formalized their balderdash in learned tomes for their successors, for instance, our president. The media kept whooping it up for them. Their every pratfall was portrayed as a great success. Well, make a success of the health care rollout.

The health care disaster, first suggested to the American people by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s, and then rammed through a Democratic majority of both chambers of Congress by Obama and the dunderheads on his staff, is the most incompetent piece of legislation in American history. Not incidentally, it is the most energetic piece of legislation in American history. It envisages a nation of robust Americans mandated by law to have perfect health and then to die, all according to a national standard formulated by the Independent Payment Advisory Board.

Just consider a part of the master plan, the rollout. It utterly failed. When the quacks are done tweaking to its various computer portals and other applications to get them upright and facing the dubious American public, the next disaster will be the hackers' feast. HealthCare.gov will be a swindler's dream come true. Its problems will go on for years to come. Donald Trump saw it all coming. At The American Spectator's annual Robert L. Bartley Dinner last week, he incisively remarked that all Obama had to do was go to Google or Amazon and they would have gotten it right. They would probably have volunteered their services.

Yet, now we know that the Obama administration had the services of Michelle Obama's college chum. At Princeton, Mrs. Obama became fast friends with Toni Townes-Whitley, who now is employed by CGI Federal. The administration handed CGI a no-bid government contract to build HealthCare.gov, and they blew it. Yet that is the way crony capitalism works, and if it was not such a stupendous disaster, we might never know what a con was at work here.

Crony capitalism is now the 1960s brats' favorite instrumentality. There was a day when the 1960s brats advised America to take up the "mixed-economy" with big government quietly in control behind the scenes. Then they favored big government stepping forward. They favored socialism. Now they favor the likes of CGI with its no-bid contracts. They favor crony capitalism.

With Obamacare, crony capitalism has been given control of fully one sixth of the American economy, and we can see how effective it is. With the military industrial complex, the cronies will have still more of the economy, and with the proliferation of no-bid contracts soon the military will be as effective as Obamacare. Then there is Wall Street. Such monstrosities as Dodd-Frank will soon give the crony capitalists control of Wall Street.

Let the rollout of Obamacare serve as a stark warning to us. America is done with the 1960s brats and their idiotic disciples.

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