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 Dec. 20, 2010 / 13 Teves, 5771

New rules for new year

By Dave Weinbaum

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Can't we all agree that continued governing against the will of the people is arrogant, wrong and eventually disastrous? With the exception of a president having to make an unpopular decision based on his responsibilities as Commander-in-Chief, one can't govern away from what people want--for long. Even executive orders and unpopular military responses are and should be held up to the scrutiny of the people's representatives, a free press and ultimately, the citizens themselves.

Proof is in the November 2nd vote, the biggest change in the House since 1938. The people didn't just speak, they roared.

"I WON!" "Pick up a broom or get out of the way."
Barack H. Obama

Who says the president can't provide jobs? Thousands of Republicans and their staffs from the House to the Senate to the state governments will be employed because America hates the condescending nanny-state attitude of this Dem-run dictator wannabes. Thank G-d for Americans. They know Socialism when they see it and sent the comrades packing.

If President Obama still had delusions that his administration was held highly by the populace, his bubble burst after the votes were counted. At least he conceded to a "shellacking. " Bad enough it took two years after the 2008 election, a ruined economy, debt beyond anyone's damage estimate and a slide in stature from allies and enemies alike.

Dem 2008 victors vanquished the other side at the polls and then spurned bipartisanship, symbolized by Obama's putdown of Republicans. Early in his administration, Dear Leader declared to Repubs trying to represent their constituents as the minority power, with the sanctimonious proclamation: "I WON." "Pick up a broom, or get out of the way!"

For the good of the country, we need to legislate some rights and protections back to the people who have been royally screwed by their elected representatives. We must return to what our founders intended, not only because it's right for all Americans, but it worked.

One measure of a good father is he's transparent

Borrowing a title from the oh-so-shallow comedian Bill Maher, come January Repubs need to institute New Rules. Congressional members must:

  • Each pass a test on the major issues of a bill before being eligible to vote on them.

  • Justify constitutional authority for any legislation.

  • Post all bills on the Net 72 hours before voting.

  • Make town halls mandatory during Congressional recesses.

  • Kill the pork for everyone.

  • Balance the federal budget by law.

  • Not vote on legislation during lame-duck sessions. Take that time to debate bills and then vote on them in new session starting in January with the recently elected Congress.

  • Limit federal and Supreme Court Judges to ten-year terms.

  • Be subject to any law they pass.

  • Make laws to curtail the power of the executive branch by their proxy to have agencies make law thru dictate and not legislation. The FCC, EPA, FDA, et al must take second fiddle to Congress.

  • By law, televise all meetings of Congress other than those relating to maximum security. (After WikiLeaks, this may be moot).

  • Repeal Obamacare and any wasteful spending pork passed in the last two years.

These adjustments will get Congress closer to the concept of them working for us and not the reverse.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction"
Ronald Reagan

Our government, while not broken, is bent so far the people are ready to revolt. The tone-deaf trio of Pelosi/Reid/Obama has generated a 13% approval rating for Congress, the lowest in polling history. The president's numbers, despite his lurch to the middle, continue to slide. If Pelosi, Reid and Obama's anti-American way of governing keeps up, many Americans believe that we will become Greece or worse in just a few years.

Republicans listened to the American people who eventually woke up from the hope and change garbage spewing from this government. It's as if they shouted, "Garbage spill on Capital Hill! Bring brooms, mops and pooper scoopers!" If not, we'll keep booting them out until we find people who can.

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