May 24, 2013
May 22, 2013
They launched the 'Arab Spring' but now yearn for the good old days of a strongman
May 20, 2013
Richard A. Serrano: Is Meir Kahane's assassin now a changed man?
Genetic copies of living people from embryos no longer science fiction
Jewz in the Newz by Nate Bloom :
The Kosher Gourmet by Cathy Pollak:
Jews Inducted into Rock Hall of Fame; Anton Yelchin co-stars in New "Trek" film; Kutcher (but not Kunis) visits Israel; Jewish TV Star Praises Jewish Rap Star
WARNING: This WALNUT CAKE WITH PRALINE FROSTING, perfect for afternoon coffee, is addicting
May 13, 2013
Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo: Why the giving of the document that would permanently change the world could only be done in desolation
David G. Savage:
Church-state, literally? Supreme Court weighing public school graduation in a church
May 10, 2013
Rabbi Berel Wein: Be all that you should be
May 8, 2013
Peter Ford: Why China is welcoming both Israel's Netanyahu and Palestinians' Abbas
Obama administration quietly backs out of appeal over new contraceptive mandate
At Kerry-Putin meeting, US-Russia relations thaw --- a tad
The Kosher Gourmet by Leela Cyd Ross :
Almost too pretty to eat, this colorful salad with Sicilian inspiration will tickle the taste buds and delight your visual sensibility
May 6, 2013
May 3, 2013
Kids, kittens the Same?
With employee perks at struggling Internet pioneer Yahoo! it's hard to tell
Artificial kidney offers hope to patients tethered to a dialysis machine
April 29, 2013
Poland's new Jewish museum celebrates life, doesn't revisit Holocaust
Terrorism in America: Is US missing a chance to learn from failed plots?
Boston Bomber's 'Svengali' Revealed
Tiny satellites + cellphones = cheaper 'eyes in the sky' for NASA
April 26, 2013
Clifford D. May:
Defense in the Age of Jihadist Terrorism
Sharon Palmer, R.D.:
How to feel your best -- with plenty of energy, a healthy weight and optimal mental and physical function -- without driving yourself batty
April 24, 2013
Jewish World Review
May 2, 2006
/ 4 Iyar, 5766
Hil sweet-talking her way to the White House
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.
Every weekday JewishWorldReview.com publishes what many in in the media and Washington consider "must-reading". Sign up for the daily JWR update. It's free. Just click here.
Comment by clicking here.
© 2006, Newspaper Enterprise Assn.
Richard Z. Chesnoff
Frank J. Gaffney
Victor Davis Hanson
A. Barton Hinkle
Judge A. Napolitano
Cokie & Steve Roberts
Debra J. Saunders
J. D. Crowe
Ask Doctor K