In this issue

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 June 20, 2008 / 17 Sivan, 5768

Can McCain grow an economic brain?

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As democrats repeat trancelike, "We can't drill our way out of this. We can't drill our way out of this," the "Wizard of Oz's" Dorothy comes to mind. Wearing the red ruby slippers she won by dropping a house on the wicked witch of the East, Dorothy closed her eyes and clapped her heels together while chanting, "There's no place like home. There's no place like home."

Survival sends us to the lowest denominator of common sense

Last month, the Dem mantra was, "The war is lost." Guess that phony notion was buried under the house that Petraeus led US and Iraqi troops dropped on al-Qaeda. Now Pelosi, Reid, Obama, et al, have placed a new canard in front of the American people with an oath of crude defeatism. Further exasperating democratic windbags will be the just reported deal that the Iraqi government is signing with four western oil companies. The Iraqi war doesn't look much like defeat if that bears fruit, along with the thrashing of al-Qaeda and the potential of democracies springing up in the Middle East, does it?

Dorothy had more cojones than any of the current democratic wimps. She fought her way to victory over NBA caliber live trees, a poppy field OD, flying monkeys, and an H2O challenged witch. And she did it with a ragged coalition:

  • A tin man (Gore?)

  • A lion (Bush?),

  • A grey matter challenged scarecrow (McCain?).

And while we're talking survival, John "Anwar" McCain has finally been pushed, probably kicking and screaming, into the off shore riggers union, though he hasn't quite gone all the way to the light of Anwar crude and Rocky Mountain shale oil extraction.

Somebody must have slapped some supply and demand knowledge upside his head. I think his Sierra Club card is about to be revoked…a sure sign of hope we can believe.

Joining the drill off shore crude brood is Florida Governor Charlie Crist; scoring untold points in his audition to make the cast of the whitest maned presidential ticket since our forefathers wore wigs.

Do they teach red herrings at Harvard?

Today our president urged a democratic congress, one that had promised the American people lower gas prices when elected to control in 2006, end the moratorium on off-shore drilling. Democrats responded by bleating evil oil has enough leases to find their dastardly fuel and if they don't watch out the Dem controlled congress will steal the oil industry from its' rightful owners, the stockholders.

According to Senator Diane Feinstein, the government can't even run their own senate cafeteria. Besides the cruddy food, they're losing millions in taxpayer's money.

We KNOW we have billions of gallons of oil, in Anwar and Rocky Mountain shale, and other banned off shore areas. China, backed by Cuba is now drilling closer to our shore than congress will allow our own energy companies.

We have a known 110 year crude supply based on current usage. Democrats are demanding oil companies drill needle in the haystack areas where oil is askance and expense is plentiful. Every time they open their mouths democrats prove they want the American people to suffer, just so they'll vote them more power.

When asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton said, "That's where the money is." Why won't democrats let the energy companies' drill where known oil is?

It's enough to drive the poor Munchkins back to the Lollypop guild.

Never give power to those that speak eloquent nonsense

Americans are no longer buying the red herrings Democrats offer. Four dollar a gallon gas with the prospect of eight dollar a gallon fuel has thrown the majority of liberals, much less independents and conservatives, into the "drill now" crowd. In fact 68% of America want to begin drilling off shore. I suspect that number isn't going down anytime soon.

Auntie Em and Dorothy ain't havin' any of it. They're voting for McCain, even if Obama's a Kansas bred Wiz.

And that goes for Toto, too. .

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