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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

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

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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

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 January 3, 2008 / 25 Teves, 5768

Should Hillary Clinton have skipped Iowa?

By Roger Simon

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | AMES, Iowa — Should Hillary Clinton have skipped Iowa?

If she loses the caucus here today, will her campaign wish it had listened to the advice it got last May to take a hike on the Hawkeye state?

Back then, Clinton's deputy campaign manager, Mike Henry, wrote a 1,500-word internal memo saying Iowa was not worth the effort.

"My recommendation is to pull completely out of Iowa and spend the money and Senator Clinton's time on other states," Henry wrote.

"If she walks away from Iowa she will devalue Iowa — our consistently weakest state."

Henry's advice was never accepted.

After the memo was leaked to the press, the Clinton campaign publicly repudiated the memo and said it would compete fiercely in Iowa, which it has.

But Iowa has long been a weak spot for Clinton.

First, her husband, Bill Clinton, did not run here in 1992, because Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin was running as a favorite son, and so Hillary had no organization to inherit.

Second, there was the woman thing.

"I was shocked when I learned Iowa and Mississippi have never elected a woman governor, senator or member of Congress," Hillary told Des Moines Register columnist David Yepsen in October.

"There has got to be something at work here."

Third, there was the war.

Iowa Democrats tend to be more liberal than Democrats as a whole and some have never forgiven Hillary Clinton for voting for the Iraq war and refusing to say it was a mistake or to apologize for it.

At the Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Des Moines in October 2006, which Bill Clinton headlined, I ran into Bruce Stone, a political activist from Grimes, Iowa, who said he had not yet decided whom to support.

"My problems with Hillary is she voted for the Iraq war and, until a few months ago, she supported it," he said. "I am a Vietnam-era vet, and I take war very seriously. Her husband? He walks on water."

And Ann Selzer, who conducts the Iowa Poll for The Des Moines Register, was already finding problems for Hillary back then.

"Her negatives are so negative," Selzer told a reporter.

The final Iowa Poll before the Thursday caucus was released Monday and it showed Barack Obama leading with 32 percent, followed by Clinton at 25 percent and John Edwards at 24 percent.

Four years ago, when just about everybody thought Howard Dean would win the Iowa caucus, the Iowa Poll had the correct order of finish: John Kerry, John Edwards, Howard Dean.

There is no way of knowing whether the poll will be correct this time, but if Hillary does lose here, her campaign may always wonder whether it would have been better off listening to Mike Henry back in May.

So should Clinton have skipped Iowa rather than risk getting her campaign off to a bad start?

"Absolutely not," a high-ranking Clinton official told me Tuesday. "There is no plausible path to the nomination that doesn't begin in Iowa."

And the Clinton campaign was far from throwing in the towel because of one poll, especially since other polls show Clinton ahead.

"I expect that we are going to do well," Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson told me. "We think we have momentum going into Thursday. We are going to do well."

Hillary is not going to do well with Bruce Stone, however.

Tuesday he told me he was backing Chris Dodd. And if Dodd fails to be a viable candidate Thursday night, Stone will back John Edwards.

"It is not time for a centrist; it is time for a real liberal," Stone said. "I will always be a Democrat, and if Hillary wins the nomination, she will have my absolute, full-throated support."

"But," he added, "if there is a way to have a different candidate win Iowa, I will find it."

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