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 May 21, 2008 / 16 Iyar 5768

What is Hillary's argument now?

By Roger Simon

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Hillary Clinton does not lack for victories. She has had several recently.

What she lacks is a way to make her victories meaningful. What she lacks is an argument.

What is the game-changing argument that will cause the superdelegates, who will decide the Democratic nomination, to vote for her?

That she has won Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky in the last few weeks? OK, yeah, they know that. They saw that on TV.

That she can win key states in November? Yep, so she says.

That she leads in the popular vote? Well, that depends on how you do the math.

That she continues to win white, working-class voters? Yawn.

Hillary Clinton won a huge victory in Kentucky on Tuesday night, and you know what happens next? Nothing probably. Nothing good. Not for her, anyway. Not if the past is prologue.

Last week, Clinton won West Virginia by an incredible 41 percentage points — a quadruple landslide! — and since then Barack Obama has picked up 22 superdelegates and Clinton has picked up four.

And when you are in a place where your victories don't matter, then you are in a very bad place.

The party insiders look at her victories and shrug. They see a different math. They see what Obama sees: a pledged delegate victory that will not be overturned by the superdelegates.

Obama put it in a measured way Tuesday night in his speech from Des Moines. "We have returned to Iowa with a majority of delegates elected by the American people," he said, "and you have put us within reach of the Democratic nomination for president of the United States."

Clinton's victory speech was tough — almost defiant — when she promised to continue to campaign "by never giving up and never giving in."

But it also had the elements of concession speech. "No matter what happens, I will work as hard as I can to elect a Democratic president this fall," she said. "We will come together as a party, united by common values and common cause. And when we do, there will be no stopping us. We won't just unite our party, we will unite our country."

Even though Obama won Oregon on Tuesday night, he chose to make his victory speech in Iowa for symbolic reasons: Iowa, the very first contest of the primary campaign season, is where his victory put the first chink in Clinton's "inevitability" armor.

Gordon Fischer, a former chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party who had endorsed Obama when he was trailing in the polls last year, told me Tuesday night: "Some candidates under the harsh spotlight and intense scrutiny actually wilt, but let's face it, Obama has grown, and his coalition has grown, but his Iowa win gave him the rocket fuel he needed."

Obama, in his speech near the Iowa state capitol, was extremely gracious to Clinton (though it is easy to be gracious when you've virtually won). "The road here has been long, and that is partly because we've traveled it with one of the most formidable candidates to ever run for this office," Obama said. "No matter how this primary ends, Sen. Clinton has shattered myths and broken barriers and changed the America in which my daughters and yours will come of age."

Obama saved his criticism for John McCain. "This year's Republican primary was a contest to see which candidate could out-Bush the other, and that is the contest John McCain won," Obama said, also pointing out that McCain "arrived in Washington nearly three decades ago."

Translation: My opponent is not only as bad as George W. Bush but is really, really old to boot.

Clinton will not drop out because there is no real reason for her to. Why not go down fighting — or trying to get the vice presidential nod — especially if you believe you represent the aspirations of millions of women?

"I think a lot of women project their own feelings in their lives on to me," Clinton has said. "Everywhere I go, people say, 'Don't give up, don't give up, stay with this.'"

So she will stay. But, according to a Gallup daily tracking poll released Tuesday, her foundation of support is cracking: "Having previously captured nearly the maximum level of support from black voters, Obama's latest gains have come from a broad spectrum of rank-and-file Democrats. At least for now, he has expanded his position as the preferred candidate of men, young adults and highly educated Democrats, and has erased Clinton's advantages with most of her prior core constituency groups, including women, the less-well-educated and whites."

But will he inherit a party that has been ripped asunder? No, Obama says, it is all good.

"Some may see the millions upon millions of votes cast for each of us as evidence that our party is divided," he said Tuesday night, "but I see it as proof that we have never been more energized."

So let the Republicans be dull. The Democrats will battle on because it is just so gosh-darned exciting!

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