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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

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

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Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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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

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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

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Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

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Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

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Jewish World Review Feb. 18, 2008 / 12 Adar I 5768

How can Clinton get her groove back?

By Clarence Page

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Remember when Hillary Clinton was "inevitable"? That's so last year. Just ask her husband.

"I think she has been the underdog ever since Iowa," former President Bill Clinton said in an interview with a Washington radio station during Tuesday's Potomac Primary.

Underdog? If that's not enough to make you blow your coffee through your nose, read on.

"She's had, you know, a lot of the politicians, like Sen. [ Edward] Kennedy, opposed to her," Bill Clinton continued. "The political press has avowedly played a role in this election. I've never seen this before."

Gee, I don't remember many complaints about the press last fall when the media were touting the New York senator's "inevitability." She was marching through the debates, deflecting her opponents with ease and confidence. Democratic bigwigs, including several members of the Kennedy family, clamored to stand by her side and fill her campaign coffers.

Yet the former president spoke as if he were back in the grass-roots insurgency that he and his wife brought to the presidential campaign trail in 1992. "We've gotten plenty of delegates on a shoestring," he said recently. He didn't mention that his wife's campaign has raised and burned through more than $140 million so far. That's a lot of shoestring, even in Washington.

Bill Clinton's attempt to transform his wife into an underdog follows an equally bizarre effort a week earlier to brand Barack Obama with a new label: the "establishment" candidate.

A day after the Democrats' Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses, Clinton's chief strategist Mark Penn told reporters, "We went through 10 days of wall-to-wall coverage of Sen. Obama and his establishment campaign, of big endorsements, money, ads on the Super Bowl, and Hillary Clinton again bounced back."

Remember, Clinton won the largest states on Super Tuesday and collected slightly more delegates than Obama. (He moved slightly ahead in the delegate count a week later.) Yet even she dropped the E-word afterward to describe Obama, as if she, not he, is the maverick outsider.

"Well, he sure had a lot of establishment support yesterday," she said, "and I feel very good about the results."

So should Obama. After months of condescending hints that he's too young and too green to know the ropes of political hardball, he suddenly found himself promoted in the eyes of his opponents into a bulwark of the establishment.

The truth appears to be far more ominous for the Clinton campaign. Like the Bush administration after the toppling of Saddam Hussein, Team Clinton appears to have had no Plan B for a campaign that, it turns out, was not wrapped up by Super Tuesday, as many thought it might.

Instead, Clinton now turns to the big-state primaries in Ohio and Texas, which it appears she must win in March if her campaign is to survive.

Meanwhile, the amazing Obama train gathers more steam. It looks quite likely that neither Obama nor Clinton will win enough delegates to clinch their party's nomination when the state primaries and caucuses end.

That throws the decision into the hands of the party's unpledged superdelegates. Their ranks, despite Clinton's expressions to the contrary, are filled with many old "Friends of Bill and Hill." But they're also coming under heavy pressure from other Democrats to avoid overruling the popular will of Democratic primary voters and caucus-goers.

What is Clinton to do? Her first moves have been obvious: Change the team, and change the conversation. She's shaken up her campaign staff. She's tried to shift attention away from her charisma gap with Obama and onto what she calls Obama's lack of specifics about his plans and programs. That sounds like something her campaign picked up in focus group discussions from uncommitted voters who have not been paying much attention.

In this Internet age, voters can easily find specifics on the candidates' Web sites and in the debates, especially now that only two candidates are facing off. But if you want to move voters off the couch and into the voting booths, I think you need more than a change in your team and your themes. You also need a compelling narrative about yourself and the direction in which you plan to take the country.

When that's been suggested in public meetings, she's pointed out that, for starters, putting a woman in the Oval Office would be a very big change. That's true. But it might not be enough.

After her New Hampshire primary victory, she thanked voters for helping her find her voice. She may need to find it again.

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