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 January 31, 2008 / 24 Shevat 5768

McCain learns that, to be a front-runner, you must stick to your guns and blow by your mistakes

By Roger Simon

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | John McCain may be getting the hang of this front-runner thing.

You say whatever you want to say, you keep repeating it, and you don't worry about the details.

Straight talk? That was earlier in the campaign.

At a Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif., Wednesday night, McCain repeatedly charged — without a whole lot of evidence — that Mitt Romney once supported a specific timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.

Romney heatedly denied it, saying it "sort of falls into the dirty tricks that I think Ronald Reagan would have found reprehensible."

McCain didn't care. He knew Ronald Reagan was not around to give an opinion one way or another.

So McCain stuck to his guns, knowing that, as long as the conversation is on the Iraq war and McCain's unswerving support for that war, he probably will continue to do well. (Just as long as the war continues to go well, of course.)

And when it came to his vulnerabilities, McCain learned how a front-runner handles those: He blows by them.

That comprehensive immigration reform bill that McCain co-sponsored with Ted Kennedy? Would McCain vote for it today?

McCain refused to say Wednesday night. That's right. He refused to say whether he would vote for his own bill.

Why? Because just about everybody hated the bill, that's why!

Which is not the way McCain put it, of course.

"My bill will not be voted on; it will not be voted on," he said, with what sounded like relief.

Instead of voting in favor of his own bill, McCain will "secure the borders first."

Why? "The fact is, we all know the American people want the border secured first," McCain said.

And when you are running for president, giving the people what they want is what you do. Giving them what they need, including straight talk? Well, you can take care of that after the election.

In my opinion, however, the most interesting thing that happened in Simi Valley happened a few hours before the debate began.

Rudy Giuliani told a fib. A big one.

"I don't do things halfway," the former New York mayor said. "I do them 100 percent."

Wrong. Giuliani ran for president halfway. At best.

Giuliani was formally announcing the end of his failed campaign. And it was not just his strategy that was flawed.

Giuliani never was a good candidate. He expected automatic admiration and automatic acceptance of the questionable notion that if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere.

Anywhere except the United States of America, it turned out.

Giuliani was a celebrity candidate with a celebrity strategy: He would run the race on his terms and his terms alone.

He never seemed to prepare for a single debate or a single event. He always just showed up and was Rudy, as if that was enough.

It wasn't.

"I am not going to change who I am; I think that would be a terrible mistake," he told me last year. "Better off you vote against me than I change who I am."

People decided they were better off voting against him.

And now that it is over, about the best thing you can say about Rudy Giuliani's campaign is that he worked harder than Fred Thompson.

Big deal.

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