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 July 23, 2012, 2012/ 5 Menachem-Av, 5772

Race card in play

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | It's crumpled, tattered and smudged from overuse, but it's the only card Democrats and liberal journalists have left to play, so expect them to play the race card even more.

The economy is sick, and they hate his health care plan. But that isn't why Americans have soured on President Barack Obama, said the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus. Opposition is racially motivated, Angela Rye declared. Her evidence? Crossroads GPS, the Karl Rove SuperPAC, used the word "cool" in an ad.

"Persistent racial animosity" undergirds opposition to the president, agreed New York Magazine columnist John Heilemann, who felt no need to produce evidence to back up that accusation.

The facts say otherwise. In 2008, there was a great deal Americans didn't know about Barack Obama. But all Americans knew then that he was (half) black. Yet he won by the largest popular vote margin of any Democrat since Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

Mr. Obama's personal approval ratings are higher than his job approval, polls indicate. This couldn't be so if it were racism that fuels opposition to his policies. The race card is played to obscure the facts, whenever the facts are uncongenial to Democrats:

• Barack Obama has spent far more than any previous president. He's run deficits of more than $1 trillion each year -- doubling the national debt in less than four years.

Alarmed, citizens across the country banded together to protest reckless spending. But that wasn't what really bothered the Tea Partiers, said Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson. Their criticism of the president's spending was so vociferous because "he's different from other presidents, and that the difference is his race."

The Tea Party is "seriously racist," said NPR executive Ron Schiller.

How then to explain why the winner by big margins in the presidential straw polls Tea Party groups held last year was radio talk show host and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain, who is (all) black?

• Laws requiring voters to show photo identification are motivated by racism, said the chair of the Democratic National Committee. Republicans, said Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla, "want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws."

To get a ticket for the president's big speech on the economy, you had to show photo ID. Those who attend her book signings must have photo ID, the first lady insists. To hear Attorney General Holder's speech to the NAACP this week denouncing photo ID laws as "racist," journalists had to produce photo ID.

• In Democratic primaries in West Virginia, Arkansas and Kentucky, more than 40 percent of voters chose nobodies over President Obama.

Until those primaries, liberals claimed racists left the Democrats long ago for the GOP. So when did they return to their old home in the party of slavery and segregation?

• The Romney campaign slogan "Obama Isn't Working" is racist because it evokes "the stereotype of the 'lazy,' 'shiftless' black man," said Tommy Christopher of Mediaite.

• The House of Representatives didn't vote to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress because he's stonewalling their efforts to find out why the Justice Department permitted more than 2,000 guns to "walk" across the border to Mexican drug cartels, said MSNBC talk show host Chris Matthews. The House Oversight Committee's inquiry has "an ethnic feel," he said.

• The reporter who interrupted President Obama to ask about his immigration policy was motivated by racism, claimed a panel on Joy Behar's show on Current TV. Dan Rather's famous confrontations with President Richard Nixon propelled him into the anchor job at CBS News. No one linked his frequent interruptions of the president to racism.

Liberals play the race card to intimidate, not to amuse, conservatives. By playing it so often, and so hypocritically, they've turned their trump into a joker, themselves into laughingstocks.

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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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