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 April 16, 2012/ 24 Nissan 5772

Does lying to the media with impunity work?

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Who is Hilary Rosen? Prominent Democrats pretend they don't know. "I know three, personally, women named Hilary Rosen," said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. The Hilary Rosen Mr. Carney was asked about is the lobbyist and public relations adviser to the chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

Oh, that Hilary Rosen. "I have not seen her here very frequently," Mr. Carney said. According to White House logs, Hilary Rosen has visited there 35 times -- more often than Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (12 ), CIA Director Gen. David Petreaus (9), and Vice President Joe Biden (6) combined.

She's got nothing to do with us, said DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse. "Our contract (for media services) is exclusively with Anita Dunn."

Ms. Rosen works for Ms. Dunn's firm, SKDKnickerbocker. Obama advisers suggested to Ms. Wasserman-Schultz that she hire "two seasoned Democratic female pros, Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen," for media training, the Wall Street Journal reported in February.

"Hilary Rosen is absolutely not a paid adviser to the DNC or to the Obama campaign, absolutely not," said Executive Director Patrick Gaspard. The DNC has paid $120,000 to Ms. Rosen's firm for a "communications consultant" and a "media consultant."

When Ms. Rosen declared on CNN last Wednesday (4/11) that Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, "has never actually worked a day in her life," she was doing what Democrats customarily do -- turning every issue into a personal attack on Republicans. Her sudden unperson status illustrates the enormous potential for blowback.

Angry responses to Ms. Rosen's remark burned up Twitter that night. Among tens of thousands of tweeters was Ann Romney, who said: "I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work."

This was an argument with which Ms. Rosen had expressed sympathy in 2008, when she implied Sarah Palin was a "negligent mother" for running for vice president when she had small children at home.

Before insulting Ms. Romney, Ms. Rosen denied Democrats have accused Republicans of waging a "war on women." This was a brazen lie. Prominent Democrats have sent out dozens of fundraising appeals using that phrase. It's an accusation Ms. Wasserman-Schultz has often made.

Democrats think they can lie with impunity because the news media will cover for them. Ms. Rosen was on CNN to discuss the Romney campaign's claim that 92.3 percent of the jobs lost since Barack Obama became president had been held by women.

CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather described as "fake, but accurate" the forged documents that cost him his job. "Accurate, but fake," asserted liberal "fact checkers" at the Washington Post and Politifact, as they flailed to protect Mr. Obama from that inconvenient fact.

Mr. Romney had the number right, acknowledged Politifact, a creation of the Tampa Bay Times. But Romney's data was "mostly false" because Mr. Obama "cannot be held entirely accountable for the employment picture on the day he took office." "True, but false," said Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post.

"I don't get it," said law professor Ann Althouse, an Obama voter in 2008. "It's true, but nevertheless 'Mostly False,' because... because what? Because Obama isn't responsible for the numbers?! How does that make the assertion 'Mostly False'? The assertion is simply a number, and you've said the number is correct. The conclusion should be 'Completely True.'"

Republicans have enjoyed watching Democrats run like scalded dogs from Hilary Rosen. More heartening for them is how quickly and effectively the Romney campaign responded.

Ann Romney's tweet came within minutes. When DNC officials denied a connection to Ms. Rosen, the Romney campaign reminded reporters of their ties to her firm. When liberal "fact checkers" tried to debunk their job loss statistic, the Romney campaign demanded a correction, and pointed out ties between "experts" Politifact cited and the Democratic Party.

"Presented with an opening, Romney's staff jumped on the controversy with impressive speed, forcing top Obama officials to respond before most people even knew there was a story," said Byron York of the Washington Examiner. "The fracas suggests that Team Romney is determined to aggressively -- really aggressively -- pursue any chance to press an advantage against Obama."

Every weekday JewishWorldReview.com publishes what many in the media and Washington consider "must-reading". Sign up for the daily JWR update. It's free. Just click here.

Comment by clicking here.

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

Jack Kelly Archives

© 2011, Jack Kelly