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 Sept. 21, 2010 / 13 Tishrei, 5771

A wave of rage with no U-turn

By Wesley Pruden

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Senior Democrats are reluctantly concluding that it's time to hit the panic button. They understand that it's not a characteristic of a tsunami to make a U-turn, and the hour is growing late.

Cautious Republicans are rightly wary of "peaking too soon," which haunts the dreams and wishes of every candidate and campaign consultant, but the tsunami seems to be still building, already capable of crushing everything in its path. You could get testimony to this from both Republicans and Democrats.

Suddenly it's fashionable in certain skeptical precincts to start being nicer about the "tea party." Colin Powell, the stalwart secretary of state for George W. Bush who endorsed Barack Obama in '08, took to television Sunday to remind Mr. Obama of the error of his ways, and everyone that he's still a Republican. Jimmy Carter came down from the Democratic attic to say that he understands the gathering tsunami because he rode a similar wave to the White House in 1976.

A party in panic must try to avoid letting the opposition see it sweat, but the White House reaction to a story in the New York Times, headlined "Obama Advisers Weigh Ad Assault Against the GOP," shows the Democrats suddenly dripping wet. Ladies neither sweat nor perspire, of course, but even Nancy Pelosi is aglow, knocking down speculation that she is beginning to think about retiring. The Times reported that the president's advisers, "looking for ways to help Democrats alter the course of the midterm elections in the final weeks, are considering a national advertising campaign that would cast the Republican Party as all but taken over by Tea Party extremists, people involved in the discussion said."

This is the message of desperation the president has been sending loud and clear from places all over the map for a fortnight, casting Republicans as purveyors of evil little short of mopery, stealing from widows and shutting down orphanages. But an all-out advertising campaign, with shrill television commercials and splashy Internet graphics, would only lift the tea party folk to greater prominence and confirm what everybody knows, that a day of harsh reckoning is at hand.The New York Times stood by its story ("the sourcing was solid"), but tweaked the headline slightly, as if to reassure Mr. Obama that telling tales out of school or not, the newspaper still loves him.

The tea party caravan moves on, continuing to leave frustrated packs of barking dogs in its wake. Accusations of racism, bigotry and other low crimes faded when nobody could offer evidence, only slurs and censures. Now new targets abound. Christine O'Donnell, never to be forgiven by the elites for upsetting an establishment favorite in the Republican Senate primary in Delaware, showed up in Washington and wowed an audience at the conservative Values Voter Conference. With new confidence and showing a little polish, she faced new accusations of what distraught establishment Republicans called her "nuttiness": She dabbled in "witchcraft" when she was in high school. This follows earlier accusations that she once considered masturbation a sin the equal of abortion. "I was in my 20s and very excited and passionate about my newfound [Christian] faith," she says, "but my faith has matured and when I get to Washington it will be the Constitution on which I base all of my decisions."

Alas, the Constitution is often a dirty word, too, in the hysteria on the left. The shock! The shock of high-school hi-jinks will no doubt give way to even more shocking disclosures over the 42 days left until Nov. 2. There are rumors already afoot that she once made catty remarks about the homecoming queen's hair when she and her high-school chums gathered to gossip in the ladies' room.

The November tsunami approaching the shore was born not of trivialities but of the rage that millions of Americans, many of whom had put their faith in Mr. Obama's campaign promises of hope and change, now feel. Marco Rubio, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Florida, calls it "a referendum on national identity."

Speaking to a tea party picnic in St. Augustine, which claims to be the oldest city in America, Mr. Rubio nailed it neatly. "This election," he said, "is nothing less than a referendum on our identity as a nation and as a people, [a historic moment] when people were pushed to the brink." He got his loudest cheers when he warned the "go-along to get-along Republicans" to beware of the wrath to come.

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