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 Jan. 22, 2013/ 11 Shevat, 5773

Some good advice from ol' Bubba

By Wesley Pruden

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Nobody wants rain on Inauguration Day. For the partisans among us - and that includes approximately half of us, give or take a few hundred thousand - it's a day for celebration of the nation and its history, the continuity of its institutions, and the promise of the future.

For the celebrating pols, it's a day to celebrate not having to go home and get a job, and to mark the promise of another four years at the public trough.

For Barack Obama, it's a celebration of his agenda, both the one seen and the other unseen. We'll see soon enough what's in the unseen, and how much he can get through a divided House and a soft and compliant Senate.

The big fight is one he'll lose if the Republicans in Congress remember why they're in Washington and who sent them here. He should win the other big fight, over whether to confirm Mr. Obama's choice to be the secretary of defense. Presidents nearly always get the assistants they want.

Imitation messiahs can't imagine why anyone should think they need advice and counsel from mere mortals, but Mr. Obama got a little good advice over the weekend from Bill Clinton. It's not likely this White House will take it, but somebody in the West Wing should write it down and post it next to James Carville's famous message to Stupid that elections are about the economy.

The new message from ol' Bubba, given in a speech to a group of important party bag men, is that the Democrats must be careful how they campaign against the Second Amendment and against Americans and their guns. The elites are horrified by the notion that anyone should even want to own a gun. That's their problem.

The unarmed elites, Bubba said, live in a different world from the world where owning a gun is important. "I know because I come from this world."

Guns have an emotional appeal in many rural states, but the idea that only hicks, yokels and rednecks rise to this emotional appeal is wrong, and betrays ignorance to the point of foolishness. Bubba walks with kings (when princesses are unavailable) but living amongst the yankees and city slickers has not diminished the remembrance ofArkansas things past. The polls that show public support for the Obama gun-control campaign can be misleading. "All these polls that you see saying the public is for us on all these issues - they are meaningless if they're not voting issues."

The 23 executive orders the president issued last week to "curb" gun violence are, as Bubba noted, mostly feel-good blah blah, though Bubba wouldn't say it quite that way. No matter how eloquent the president's gun-control appeals to the public may be, the only real restrictions on gun ownership must go through Congress. The feel-good blah blah won't be effective there because Congress is largely immune to feel-good blah blah. Moonshiners usually know better than to drink their own stuff.

President Obama is trying to sell some of his own moonshine, distilled in the White House basement from corn grown in Michelle's back-yard garden, to get Chuck Hagel through the Senate. He will need Mr. Hagel and his heroic war record as cover for the evisceration of the U.S.military he's determined to get through Congress. Mr. Hagel says the Defense Department is "bloated" and the Pentagon should be "pared down."

Mackubin Thomas Owens, editor of Orbis, a journal of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, observes in Weekly Standard magazine that much of the opposition to Mr. Hagel focuses on his hostility to Israel and his indifference to nuclear arms for the mullahs in Iran, but "as serious as these issues are [Mr.] Hagel's confirmation ought also to focus on his approach to our defense needs."

He and others liken putting Mr. Hagel in charge of the Pentagon to President Harry S Truman's nomination of Louis Johnson as defense secretary in 1948. He was recognized by friend and foe as a hack, appointed to implement the cuts to free the money for an expansion of the welfare state.

Mr. Truman, who soon learned better, imagined that since Americahad the atomic bomb, it no longer needed much else. Soon Americadidn't have much else. Omar Bradley, a hero of World War II and a post-war chairman the Joint Chiefs, said "the Army of 1948 couldn't fight its way out of a paper bag."

We haven't had an army like that since. Not yet.

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