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 May 8, 2012/ 16 Iyar, 5772

Take pleasure in ridiculing 'worthy subjects of veneration'

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Schadenfreude (taking pleasure from the misfortune of others) is a sinful pleasure, which all but the saints among us indulge in from time to time. These days conservatives have ample reasons for indulgence.

Let's begin with Fauxcohantas, Elizabeth Warren, appointed to the faculty of Harvard Law School despite less than sterling academic credentials because she claimed Cherokee blood flows through her veins.

Harvard took Ms. Warren's word she is part Native American. She listed herself that way in the annual directory of minority law professors published by the Association of American Law Schools.

When Ms. Warren became a candidate for the U.S. Senate, she was asked to substantiate her claim. She's had difficulty doing so. Ms. Warren produced a birth certificate for her great-great-great-grandmother -- which doesn't, alas, mention great-great-great-grandma's ancestry. So Ms. Warren relies upon "family lore." A female relative told her her grandfather had "high cheek bones like all the Indians do," she said.

If Ms. Warren is 1/32nd Cherokee, she still would qualify as "Aryan" under Hitler's Nuremberg laws, noted Mark Steyn.

But George Zimmerman would not. Mr. Zimmerman's mother is Peruvian, which makes him as much Hispanic as Barack Obama is black. A great grandfather was black, which makes Mr. Zimmerman four times as black as Ms. Warren is Native American. But in the bizarro world of the Politically Correct, Fauxcahontas is a minority entitled to affirmative action; Mr. Zimmerman a cracker.

The absurdity isn't lost on the voters of Massachusetts. Ms. Warren's campaign is tanking.

Let's stay in Massachusetts. Democrats attack Mr. Romney because he is rich. Sen. John Kerry is nearly as rich. But since he got his money by marrying it rather than by earning it, as Gov. Romney did, liberals give him a pass. They shouldn't.

"The five-term Senator has a well-documented history of investing in companies that would benefit from policies he supports, as well as making conveniently timed and highly profitable trades coinciding with the passage of major legislation and, in some cases, the dissemination of privileged information," wrote Andrew Stiles in the Washington Free Beacon.

Sen. Kerry invested heavily in the "green" energy companies which received federal subsidies, Mr. Stiles said. He profited from inside information on which banks would receive federal bailouts, and which drug companies stood to benefit from Obamacare. Finally, there is President Barack Obama, who wanted to appoint the ethically challenged Ms. Warren to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and who made the ethically challenged Sen. Kerry his chief foreign policy surrogate. (Will Democrats designate the "ethically challenged" a disadvantaged minority entitled to affirmative action?)

The president extended all the way to Afghanistan the victory lap he's taking for giving the green light a year ago to Navy SEALs to "get" Osama bin Laden. He should have paid more attention to what happened to Sen. Kerry after he made his alleged heroism in Vietnam the centerpiece of his presidential campaign in 2004.

At the time of the Democratic convention, Sen. Kerry led in the polls. His lead vanished after many who served with him -- the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth -- challenged his inflated claims.

SEALs think the president's politicization of their mission destroyed the intelligence value of documents they risked their lives to obtain, and endangered their safety, wrote Michael Hastings in Buzzfeed.

Many resent Mr. Obama for inflating his role. "In years to come there is going to be information that will come out that Obama was not the man who made the call," former SEAL sniper Chris Kyle told Toby Harnden of the London Daily Mail.

Blowback's already begun. A Web ad produced by Veterans for a Strong America which chides Mr. Obama for claiming credit for the heroism of others "went viral," with more than 250,000 views on YouTube, Mr. Hastings said. The president dawdled for nearly a year before making his "gutsy call," said retired Gen. Jack Keane. Mr. Obama planned to blame the military if anything went wrong, said former Attorney General Michael Mukasey.

Fauxcahontas, Sen. Kerry, and Barack Obama regard themselves as worthy subjects of veneration. They're becoming objects of ridicule. There is some justice in this world.

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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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