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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

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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

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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

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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

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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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 July 1, 2005 / 24 Sivan, 5765

If Howard Dean Were to Update the Declaration of Independence

By Tom Purcell

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | If Howard Dean were to update the Declaration of Independence, this is what he might say:

When the founding fathers of this country decided to sever ties with King George III, who ruled over them as though they were rented mules, they made the heroic decision to declare their independence. They were heroic even though they were rich white Christians.

They declared independence because an imperial power across the Atlantic had no right telling them what to do or how high their taxes should be. No, these rights should only be exercised by a carefully selected group of American elites, usually Democrats, who have the proper educations and IQ's to make decisions for everyone else.

And just as the founders risked all to sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, it's high time we declare our own independence from the injuries and usurpations inflicted on us by King George W Bush.


As we take back America from the monolithic party of white Christians, we hold these truths to be self-evident:

That all women and men are created equal and, therefore, it is the role of carefully selected government appointees and servants, usually Democrats, to ensure that some people are given special preferences and others placed at a disadvantage in order that equality is properly manifested.

That it is not some "Creator" that provides all men and women with unalienable rights — why must the religious right always push religion where it doesn't belong — but that this work should be managed by a handful of carefully selected government appointees and servants with the proper education and IQ's, who are usually Democrats.

Among these inalienable rights are life (except in those cases where carefully selected judges decide otherwise), liberty (but only in those areas where the government allows it) and the pursuit of happiness (hey, if it feels right for you, go for it, but we better not catch you praying on public property).

Furthermore, to secure these rights, our government must be comprised of carefully selected appointees and servants with the proper education and IQ's, usually Democrats, who are more capable at securing these rights than the governed, who, after all, were dumb enough to elect Bush.


To that end, I now issue some of the many grievances Democrats have regarding King George:

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He is a rich white Christian, and his party suppressed the vote of anyone who wasn't white and Christian, which is how he won.

He has promoted his "ownership society" which basically restricts taxation and regulation not so that all women and men may accumulate wealth by owning homes and stocks and managing their own Social Security accounts, but so that the wealthy shall be free to grow wealthier.

He has inflicted his imperialist ambitions on an innocent country. He did so not to advance the war on terrorism, as he has claimed, or to secure America from attacks using powerful weapons that might have ended up in the wrong hands. It was not to set forth a spark of freedom in the Middle East, with hopes it will take root and grow.

No, he has exploited the tragedy of 911 for the sole purpose of attaining riches and power. And it is therefore the duty of every American to endlessly criticize and weaken this president during a time of war, even if such rhetoric emboldens our enemies and causes more bloodshed, because that is one of the few shots Democrats have to win back the Congress during the mid-term elections.

And so on this important day, July 4, 2005, I, Howard Dean, chairman of the great Democratic party, ask my fellow Americans to declare their independence from the injurious policies of King George. I ask you to throw your support behind Democrats across the land, who have the proper education and IQ to decide important matters for you. And I am so excited for you to declare your independence, there is but one more thing to say.


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