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December 2, 2014

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 March 6, 2014 / 4 Adar II, 5774

What's going on in Hillary's head?

By Ron Hart




JewishWorldReview.com | The foregone conclusion from America's clamoring political class is that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. Yet, there is speculation among Washington’s speculating class that health concerns might keep her from running.

Allow me to speculate on that speculation. It is so much easier than getting any facts out of the spin doctors in D.C.

The Washington Post, head cheerleader for Hillary, even wrote a piece: “How sick is Hillary Clinton?” We all noticed her weight gain and that she seemed unable to wear her contact lenses, resorting to thick glasses. Observers think she has been physically going downhill since the fall of 2012. When coupled with her age (69 in 2016), her thrombosis and neurological symptoms could be issues.

This sends panic through the power-dependent Democrat establishment. They have no bench to fall back on if Hillary does not run. For a party that substitutes faux compassion for common sense, Democrats must have a charismatic salesman like Obama or Clinton peddling it.

As has been her M.O., in December 2012, Hillary conveniently stalled testifying to Congress on her Benghazi involvement. She said she “fell and hit her head.” Her State Department staff played up that story when her PR people released a photo of her being given a football helmet upon her return to work. That could have been due to a long-standing policy of requiring Clintons to wear protection, but many feel the incident was staged.

It worked. Hillary successfully avoided the blame for Benghazi that was rightfully hers. Her Ferris Bueller-like excuses forced then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to appear on five Sunday talk shows to spin the Obama administration lie that the attack was sparked by a YouTube video. It was classic Clintonian obfuscation.

In general, Hillary’s tenure as secretary of state has been carefully promoted as successful, though she had issues with Benghazi, al-Qaida reconstituting itself and the WikiLeaks-Edward Snowden security breaches. Hillary has historically been more concerned about DNA leaks than intelligence ones.


She always did a great job masking Obama’s contempt for Israel. In every meeting with Israelis leaders, she reminded them that three of Bill Clinton’s previous four girlfriends were Jewish.

Monica Lewinsky has been kept under wraps in England. She has been trying to restore her reputation by volunteering at a hospital, but she was terminated from the hospital volunteer team. To be fair to Monica, she may have just misunderstood the purpose of the hospital’s stroke unit.

Given Bill Clinton’s history of blaming the women who accused him of making sexual advances, the Democrats will find it hard to play the “Republican War on Women” ruse. They are already saying the Clinton sex scandals don’t matter. These are the same liberals who trumpeted gay NBA player Jason Collins’ sex life. The Left maintains that the sex life of the NBA player who came out of the closet is everybody’s business, while Bill Clinton’s sex life is no one’s business.

The former president remains popular. He raises a lot of money for world charities and is brought in to help Obama when he gets in a bind on economic and tax issues. Clinton’s only failure came when Obama asked him to convince the World Soccer Federation to hold the World Cup in Chicago. I think Clinton’s heart just wasn't in promoting a sport where the players can’t use their hands.

The fence-mending political prowess of Bill Clinton cannot be underestimated. One of his biggest fans is Barbara Bush, whose husband he defeated for president. If we have learned anything from the Monica Lewinsky scandal, it is that older women know it is better not to expose an affair.

The Clintons are formidable. They represent a nostalgia for better times, when we had peace, prosperity, balanced budgets and a socialized health care plan that didn’t pass.

The 2016 presidential race might be Jeb Bush versus Hillary Clinton, both of them from families who controlled the White House for a combined 20 years. Just think: we fought England – twice – to be free of the rule of a family monarchy.

Because I write op-ed humor, I am pulling for a Clinton return to power. If Hillary wins, and Bill becomes the First Spouse, it will be interesting to see what he does with his time in the White House. My guess is that he will spend a lot of it hitting on the portrait of Jackie Kennedy.


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JWR contributor Ron Hart grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal.



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