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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 Sept. 20, 2011 / 21 Elul, 5771

The Lecturer in Chief Has Forfeited His Moral Authority

By David Limbaugh




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As predictable and repetitive as Obama's economic speeches are, his capacity for audacity shows ever increasing signs of creativity. Do you suppose he has any ability to feel shame for what he's doing to this country and embarrassment for blaming everyone but himself?

His latest deficit plan involves further punishing millionaires and billionaires (which means all those making $200,000 or more), continuing to spend like there's no tomorrow (which there won't be if he continues doing it), phony unspecified reductions in waste, more stonewalling on real entitlement reform, and demonizing anyone who dares to get in his way. You'll be outraged if you look at the mammoth new administrative bureaucracy he wants to create in his latest stimulus monstrosity.

For those gullible or embittered enough to buy into Obama's class warfare agitation, consider that America's total tax burden under Obama is rising to the highest level in history, as per this Heritage Foundation chart: http://bit.ly/pgGd1z. Don't forget that some 47 percent of Americans pay no income tax at all.

Beneath the surface, though, Obama's plan is designed to fail because he knows it can never pass the GOP House. He knows that serious people will not join him in this destructive measure, and so his real motives are to energize his angry leftist base and to construct a plausible scenario whereby he can blame his failures on Republican obstructionism. Not that we need proof, but he hinted at this course of action in his speech before last. (His 10,000th speech I think it was.)

Did you hear the anger in his voice? Did you hear him again blame Bush's "two wars" and "tax cuts for the wealthy" for the economic and debt problems into which he has injected steroids? These would be the two wars he continued after fraudulently promising to end and the tax cuts that did not cost the government appreciable, if any, revenues.

Almost three years into his term, did you hear him accept any ownership of his policies? Did he apologize for nearly doubling the national debt? For pushing (and preserving) unemployment to stratospheric levels? For creating so much business fear and uncertainty that he's given the stock market a multiple personality disorder?

No, no, no and no. Obama is the guy who sucker punches you, kicks you when you fall down, stomps on your head, yells at you, and then summons a crowd of people and publicly castigates you for picking on him.

The current state of the economy has little impact on Obama's economic decision making. This one-trick presidential pony promotes the same statist policies no matter the economic conditions. He has been advocating tax increases on the wealthy and other redistributionist schemes for years. Never mind that no economist would counsel tax increases in recessionary times.

When will it become clear to everyone that Obama's metrics for success are different from those of ordinary Americans? He doesn't want America to fail? Fine. But he sure doesn't define her success the same way most people do.

America is about freedom, equality of opportunity, republican government and encouraging people to be the best they can be. Obama is about equalizing outcomes, command-control economic decisions and punishing achievement. That's why almost every plan he proposes includes a redistributive component ordered and administered by government.

For him, the goal is not economic growth or even keeping the national debt under control, but pursuing the goals of the central planners, the people's will be damned. It's about dumbing down the free market so that no one makes more money than Big Brother thinks they should.

If Obama were interested in getting this economy moving again instead of restructuring it away from free market principles, would he be targeting and smothering small businesses — the primary job creators in this economy — with paralyzing tax increases and the elimination of legitimate business deductions in the name of raising revenues?

If all this weren't alarming enough, the administration's corruption abounds. Many are up in arms about the colossal waste and corruption involved in Obama's hare-brained renewable energy scheme with Solyndra, but it's just business as usual for Obama. This Solyndra scandal, as big as it is, is a microcosm of his near trillion-dollar stimulus bill. We'll never get to the bottom of, nor remotely fathom the depths of, the fraud and corruption in that bill.

Indeed, Obama isn't even breaking a sweat over this $535 million theft of taxpayer money in pursuit of his fantasy ideas. He's in our faces, doubling down on his resolve to move forward on as many as 14 new federal loan guarantees for more renewable energy concerns — nine of which, insultingly, are also for solar projects.

The finger wagger in chief, in too many ways to count, has permanently forfeited his moral authority.

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