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 15, 2014 / 17 Tammuz, 5774

The costly fantasy of impeaching Obama

By Wesley Pruden

JewishWorldReview.com | The Democrats owe a growing debt to the Republican red-hots pursuing the fantasy of impeaching Barack Obama. They're collecting a lot of cash - probably not as much as they claim, but a lot - from the na´ve and excitable folks in the Democratic base. Outrage is easily convertible to cash, as every bag man knows, and the Republicans should get a cut of it. Fair is fair.

Sarah Palin, who as a former governor knows better than to confuse hoping with doing, is leading the baying hounds this week. She told an audience the other day that "the many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he's not impeachable, then no one is."

She's right about that second part. No one is. We've tried impeachment twice, and neither time the weapon worked. That's because the impeachment of a president is first a political act, an indictment by the House of Representatives, and only then a trial in the Senate.

The founders didn't intend it to be easy. The prosecutors must have not only a solid legal case, but an airtight political case as well. Barack Obama has lost the confidence of much of the public, but proving him guilty of "high crimes and misdemeanors" would necessarily be the work of "high politics and runaway partisanship," and there's nothing in the law or the Constitution against that.

Many people have concluded that the president is an incompetent jerk, but that's not impeachable.

The Radical Republicans, who controlled Congress in the aftermath of the War Between the States, thought they had the votes to convict Andrew Johnson, a Tennessean who had nevertheless stayed with the Union.

Suspecting that he was soft on the South during the harsh Reconstruction, they enacted a law to protect the evil Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln's secretary of War, and when Andrew Johnson sacked him the radicals were sure they had their man ready for the gallows, or at back to Tennessee. The Senate acquitted by a single vote.

Bill Clinton was similarly called out on a political indictment. He was impeached not for doing naughty things with an intern, as the liberals insist, but for lying to Congress.

That was serious business, a misdemeanor if not a felony, but the neither Congress nor the Supreme Court have ever defined "a high Crime" or a "Misdemeanor" grave enough to convict a president. Nevertheless, the Republicans didn't have the votes in the Senate to convict him for lying to the courts, and Bubba was not guilty, though certainly not innocent. (That important distinction was never more apparent.)

"Impeachment" has never been more loosely thrown about than in modern America. Some of our politicians seem to regard it as the cheap way to dispose of a rival, like the man who gets a ticket for speeding and angrily tells the highway patrolman that he will "fight this all the way to the Supreme Court." It's transparently an empty and boastful threat, full of sound and fury and nothing else.

Barack Obama might well be guilty of a high Crime or even a high Misdemeanor; rewriting laws he doesn't like, turning the IRS loose on his enemies, and connivance to overwhelm the southern border with hungry, desperate children is cruel and heartless. But it falls short of Bribery and Treason, and even if it didn't the House of Representatives, with its relatively close partisan division, would never vote for impeachment. The Senate, with a disciplined Democratic majority, would never convict even if he confessed with a bucket of tears.

The way to punish a president is at the polls. Mr. Obama is himself beyond the power of the voters to punish, but his party is not. The Republicans have this power almost within their grasp. A majority of Republican senators could prevent Mr. Obama from further stocking the judiciary with the worst of hacks. A congressional majority could start work on reforming Obamacare, and above all begin the rebuilding of the economy.

Big talk can be fun, like throwing a large flat rock into a river. But after the noisy splash, the scattering of a mighty fume of air and water, the lake resumes its placid journey to the sea. Big empty talk doesn't win elections. Such talk, in the words of the Wall Street Journal, is the work of "talk radio hosts and obscure authors who are trying to increase audience share or sell books by posing as Mr. Obama's loudest opponents."

Stirring up the Democratic base and collecting cash for Democratic candidates is work for Democrats, not Republicans. Better to stop the promises of cheap revenge and retribution. The way to punish Barack Obama is to win the elections in November.

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