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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 Jan. 14, 2014/ 13 Shevat, 5774

Obamanomics Is Killing Jobs; GOP Fiddles

By David Limbaugh




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | If it weren't for a shamelessly dishonest, hyper-protective liberal media, the American people would know, unanimously and without doubt, that Obamanomics is killing American jobs. There is no silver lining in the December jobs numbers.

Experts and analysts were expecting this latest jobs report, released Friday, to show 200,000 new payroll jobs in December, but there were only 74,000, which is 37 percent of the goal. Not 90 percent, not 80, not 70, not even 50 percent. Just 37 percent.

If these abominable numbers had occurred under George W. Bush's watch, the GOP would have had hell to pay for decades. But liberal presidents always get a pass in the form of wildly far-fetched excuses and rationalizations for their failed policies.

Attentive minds, however, will not be fooled. As the liberal media live by the dishonest rationalization, so they must die by it, as well. With the help of sympathetic economists, they have been whitewashing Obama's perennially anemic economy as being in "recovery" for 52 months now.

"Recovery" is supposedly an economic term of art indicating that economic conditions are improving at an acceptable pace, but if professional economists insist that their discipline requires them to describe what we've seen the past 52 months as a "recovery," then the term is meaningless. But it gives cover to Obama's media enablers — and, of course, to Obama. After all, if we have been in a recovery for almost all of Obama's tenure, doesn't that mean that he long ago lost the right to credibly claim that this "mess" is Bush's fault? Here again, his media megaphones have done his dirty work.

Those who insist on calling what we're seeing now a recovery should be aware that we're aware that 74,000 jobs are not even enough to keep up with America's population growth. They should also know that we know that more than four years into this "recovery," some 4 million Americans have been unemployed for more than 26 weeks, which is almost twice the number we saw at the worst point of the most recent recession.



Now let me tell you about the other "shoe" of this story, which we are not waiting to be dropped — because it has already dropped with a resounding thud. Though the unemployment rate has fallen from 9.5 percent to 6.7 percent in this glorious 52-month period, 100 percent of this decline — not 90 percent, not 80, not 70, not 50, not 37 percent but every single molecule of it — was the result not of a growing job market but of 7.4 million potential workers leaving the workforce.

That's right; under Obama's "hope and change," 7.4 million people have simply lost hope and quit looking for work. Last month alone, 347,000 workers dropped out of the labor force. We have the lowest labor participation rate in 36 years.

Now take off that shoe and examine the dirty sock. If we adjust Obama's numbers to the labor force participation rate when the evil Bush left office, the unemployment rate has actually increased, from 9.7 percent to 10.9 percent, during Obama's blockbuster recovery.

Next, we anticipate two more shoes falling in the relatively near future that could have a substantially negative impact on the jobs market. Actually, it would be more accurate to describe them as heavy boots.

First, we have the ravages of Obamacare and what it is doing to destroy jobs by increasing the costs and risks of employing people and injecting untold uncertainty into the entire economy. Second, we will experience the continued assault on jobs by the compassionate left's (and feckless right's) extension of unemployment benefits.

Let's face it. Even though the liberal media have eventually been forced to reveal the dark side of Obama's jobs numbers, they are not going to be quick to tell you about the uncompassionate side of the ruling class's endless extension of unemployment benefits. And the Obama administration, which is interested far more in redistributing America's income than in improving the jobs picture, will never mention it.

So couldn't we beleaguered, constantly maligned-as-extremist conservatives expect that the political party that supposedly represents our principles, the GOP, could bring to the public's attention that what may masquerade as compassion in the short term is anything but compassion in the long term? That extending unemployment benefits would ultimately destroy American jobs? There's little serious debate about this.

Why can't Republican Party leaders get on the horn and tell the American people that what we need is not extending unemployment benefits ad infinitum but an end to Obama's growth-suppressing policies of increased spending, taxes, regulations and Obamacare?

Is it really that hard for Republicans to articulate the message of economic growth instead of offering liberal-compassion lite?

Or does the party establishment even believe in this message — in its platform — anymore? Inquiring minds are entitled to know.

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