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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 May 2, 2006 / 4 Iyar, 5766

Hil sweet-talking her way to the White House

By Kathryn Lopez


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Hillary Clinton is brilliant. She's politically savvy is what it is. Which is why she could seriously be president of the United States.


Sorry. I had to stop for a minute to sit down, take a quick swig.


Most recently, even after the initial nonsense accusing some conservatives of wanting to criminalize Jesus, my junior senator has gone to the right of a Republican U.S. president by talking enforcement of immigration laws and endorsing a fence along our southern borders.


In truth, her rhetoric is common-sense law-and-order, of the type that's the least we should be doing almost five years now after the Sept. 11 attacks. Sen. Clinton saw a leadership gap left by Republicans who were arguing over fake compromises and calling each other names — so she positioned herself to fill it. As Republicans in the Senate were making a mess of immigration reform, there she was, looking like a leader. The woman knows an opportunity when she sees one.


The possibilities for her political potential hit you like a ton of bricks as soon as you sit down with Ramesh Ponnuru's (monumental) new book, "The Party of Death" (Regnery, 2006). Ponnuru, my friend and colleague, writes up an imaginary Hillary speech — one he actually dreamt about, in which, she says, in part: "I think maybe we've gotten so busy fighting the people who want to throw women in jail that we've somehow lost sight of the fact that abortion is a terrible act of violence against the young. If the law can discourage it — without, I want to repeat, making criminals out of women — then we ought to consider it. We ought to have laws that involve parents in their children's decisions, for example."


She talks about letting states determine their laws and continues in this hypothetical speech: "America deserves better than abortion, and America deserves better than a fight we've been having for over a generation. And I'm willing to work with anyone, in either party, who wants to move past this fight."


Someone in the age of vivid 4D-ultrasound technology has to make that speech. Why not Hillary? As Ponnuru announces, "if Hillary Clinton ever made that speech, she would be elected president of the United States."


Don't hold your breath, though. Clinton supposed "respect" for pro-lifers leaves something to be desired. While giving her now-famous speech early last year, she began by comparing them to brutal tyrants — reminding listeners of inhuman practices in Communist Romania and population control in China. As Ponnuru puts it, "The idea that the alternative to abortion-on-demand is Ceausecu's Romania is the kind of thing that one would expect in a paranoid feminist novel." But the media gets nuance and compromise out of it and don't question her record — opposing prohibitions on partial-birth abortion and federal funding of abortion, opposing parental-notification, voting against pro-life judges.


Hillary probably won't give that fictional abortion speech anytime, too soon because of her record, and how wedded her party is to abortion and emanations and penumbras from its legality. But she's smart and the media has shown a willingness to work with her — so it's not completely implausible.


In short, whatever her contradictions and other problems, the election could be hers if Republicans don't get it together. With every legitimate criticism from the right of Republicans in Washington — on spending, on immigration — Hillary should be writing thank-you notes. My friends on Capitol Hill and in the White House will argue many legitimate "buts," though when even Republicans are souring on the White House — and not only presidential, but congressional poll ratings are the pits (50 percent of Republicans disapprove of the job Congress is doing, according to the latest Fox News poll), then Grand Old Party — you've got a problem.

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