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 March 20 , 2012/ 26 Adar, 5772

Obama's gusher of lies

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As gasoline prices soar, President Barack Obama's poll numbers fall. The president is unwilling to change his policies, so he's cramming more lies into his speeches.

At a community college in Maryland last week, the kids hooted when the president derided Republicans as "members of the Flat Earth Society" for opposing his "investments" of taxpayer money in "green" energy.

"One of my predecessors, Rutherford B. Hayes, reportedly said about the telephone, 'It's a great invention, but who would ever want to use one?' Mr. Obama said.

Hayes, who brought the first telephone and the first typewriter to the White House, never said that, fact checkers noted.

"If you start hearing this 'drill, baby drill' -- we're doing that," Mr. Obama said.

Oil production on public lands has declined 8 percent during the Obama presidency, according to the Energy Information Administration. Leases to drill on federal lands in the West are down 44 percent. The time it takes to get a permit to drill in the Gulf of Mexico has nearly doubled.

"If we drilled every square inch of this country...we'd still have only 2 percent of the world's known oil reserves," Mr. Obama said.

"This is a lowball figure that does not begin to describe the oil known to be within the U.S. borders," noted Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler. That's because oil in places the government has declared off limits doesn't count.

Change those laws and regulations, and reserves soar. We have about 22 billion barrels of oil in our "reserves," the EIA estimates -- but 140 billion barrels of "undiscovered technically recoverable oil." When oil shale is included, the U.S. has 1.4 trillion barrels of technically recoverable oil -- enough to meet our needs for 200 years, says the Institute for Energy Research.

Canada has a lot of oil, too. When President Obama cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline, he denied us about 1.4 million barrels of that oil a day.

"There's no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to high gas prices," Mr. Obama said. Oil prices dropped $2 a barrel within hours last week upon a rumor that oil would be released from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. This suggests prices could drop quickly if more areas were opened to exploration.

So does history. Ronald Reagan's first executive order ended price controls on gasoline. Gas lines disappeared overnight. The price of gas (adjusted for inflation) declined 14 percent his first year, 50 percent by the end of his presidency.

Mr. Obama is hamstringing production of oil and natural gas, says the American Petroleum Institute. New EPA regulations could cut domestic oil production up to 37 percent.

The president wants higher fossil fuel prices to make "green" technologies seem affordable. But the massive "investments" he's made have created more scandal than energy. ABC News described the pattern in an investigative report March 5: "Green Firms Get Fed Cash, Give Execs Bonuses, Fail."

The poster child for green fail is Solyndra, a solar panel manufacturer which filed for bankruptcy after receiving $535 million in loan guarantees. The FBI is investigating for fraud.

Mindful of the bad publicity his earlier "investments" generated, Mr. Obama now touts a new wonder biofuel.

Algae could replace 17 percent of the oil we use, the president said. Scientists say there isn't enough sunlight to make biofuel from it on so massive a scale, and algae uses too much water (350 gallons for each gallon of biofuel) and too much land (it would take an area the size of South Carolina to meet the president's goal).

And for a boutique fuel, biofuel from algae is very, very expensive. The Navy paid Solazyme $425 a gallon for 20,000 gallons of an algae-based biofuel. Solazyme also got a $21.9 million government loan. Solazyme's management -- like that of most of the firms which received subsidies -- has strong ties to the Democratic party. This could be another "Solyndra situation," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

"After Solyndra, Keystone and promises of seaweed in their gas tanks, Americans sense a president so ideologically antipathetic to fossil fuels — which we possess in staggering abundance — that he is utterly unserious about the real world of oil in which the rest of us live," said columnist Charles Krauthammer.

And each time he makes a speech, his nose grows longer.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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