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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 26, 2012/ 6 Tamuz, 5772

If you don't vote Romney you're on Obama's side

By Dave Weinbaum

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | A popular generalization about politics is, "They're all rotten. I'm not wasting my time voting." Or, "I'm gonna show him/her and vote third party." Of course, there's not a rats' chance in Hell of third party candidates winning, at least under the current structure. In an interview by his granddaughter, Jenna, 88-year-old George H.W. Bush almost had a stroke when asked what he felt about Ross Perot.

The 2012 election is the same. Some friends who are not politically adept are determined to sit on the sidelines and some who are normally brilliant are also infested with this psychosis. In my opinion, each of them is clueless, but the brilliant ones have no excuse.

On June 12, I co-hosted the Talk to Solomon show on cpnlive.com . One of his frequent guests is the Honorable Dr. Alan Keyes. Alan has run for President three times and was thrown into the Senate race at the behest of the Republican Party against Barack Obama after the Illinois Republican opponent resigned.

In a previous show, Alan, a Hahvad Graduate and noted debater, had revealed the notion that Governor Mitt Romney is just as bad, if not worse than Dear Leader. Dr. Keyes' only benevolence toward Mitt was that he would destroy us slower. Shocked at this smart man's willingness to give the presidency back to a man intent on destroying this country, I decided I wouldn't let it slide.

The next show I did with Alan, I brought up the issue of Romney. Ambassador Keyes took the bait like a starving Marlin, railing against Romney like he was Mao, Stalin and Marx all rolled up into one Mormon businessman and former governor.

One issue brought to the fore by Alan was Romney's alleged act of duplicity in allowing raped MA women to be administered the day-after abortion pill by Catholic medical facilities. If correct, I'd have to grant Dr. Keyes that point. However, that instance pales in the light of the all-out attack on Catholic Dictum by the Obama Administration, who are demanding Catholic-run facilities supply birth control and commit abortions for all women.

I would speculate that Romney will win the Catholic vote with the support of Catholic clergy, even if his faux pas is proven true.

We all make mistakes—reasonable people learn from them

Ronald Reagan was once a Democrat liberal, a fan of FDR and The New Deal. He was labeled a "B" movie actor with no brains. Plus he was president of the actors union and governor of one of the most liberal states in the union.

Despite that, those of us who supported him Vs. Jimmy Carter chose to vote for Ron with the knowledge that he would probably surpass what we had with the peanut farmer. I think it would be tough to find many Democrats who would disagree that Reagan was better than Carter.

The notion that based on Reagan's history he was ineligible for our vote is buried deep in the abyss of stupid political thought--the kind that turns democracies, even flawed ones, into tyrannies. It proves my argument that you can't tell a candidate from a few flawed policies.

In professional sports there are drafts. The teams that don't get their top picks aren't folding their tents and bankrupting the team. They go with the best they can find based on what's available in the current system. If they claim, as Dr. Keyes does, that the system is not being run fairly according to the Constitution, they should sue and let the courts straighten things out. In the meantime, here on Planet Earth, not to support Romney is a suicide pact for the USA.

The irony is that Alan Keyes took a chance on Reagan, accepting his appointment to become an Ambassador to the UN and an Assistant Secretary of State.

I agree with Dr. Keyes and Stan Solomon on most issues, but I draw the line at being silent with my opinion when it disputes both common sense and history.

Whether I'm asked back to co-host for Stan or not will be telling.

I am not a potted plant

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