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

Schwarzenegger, please!

By Ron Hart

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As the press follows its president to Ireland to trumpet his "Irish" roots, O'bama will speak about the value to the U.S.A. of immigration. I suspect Maria Shriver should give the rebuttal.

On the bright side, Arnold Schwarzenegger's actions have officially made him a Kennedy. At least the Kennedys did the country proud with the likes of Marilyn Monroe and others. Have you seen a picture of Arnold's maid? Yikes, Schwarzenegger, please! Maybe the country really is in decline.

It is no shock that an Austrian ex-body builder and phonetically challenged Hollywood actor had dalliances. He threw gas on the fire when he became a politician, in which case it would be news if he had not had infidelity "issues." The question is, does it really matter?

Ever since my grandfather told me that we Harts are descendants of Declaration of Independence signer John Hart, I have studied and been fascinated by the "signers." And, I have news for you: they were all rounders.

From Thomas Jefferson (who fathered children with his slave, Sally Hemings), to the brilliant Ben Franklin (who "made the rounds" with the ladies in France for years), most were cads. But that should not diminish what they accomplished for us. In fact, the reason the Constitution is so well written is that the men who wrote it did not want to go home to their wives.

And what if there were TMZ or The National Enquirer back then? For 200 years, the country had been spared the indignity of the news that Thomas Jefferson fathered children with Ms. Hemings. Jefferson had to be thinking he was out of the woods on this and then our puritanical modern culture outs him through DNA testing.

Whether it is Clinton or Schwarzenegger, who wins? The man? The woman? The kids? The country? No one wins. And if the media are so worried about "the kids," they would back off these types of things.

Personal lives should have little bearing on how an elected official governs — what they achieve should. Arnold did not do a great job as the "Governator" of California. I would elect Charlie Sheen if he could balance the budget, limit the role of government in our lives, and induce companies to hire. Three of the worst presidents of modern times appear to have had no sexual diversions: Carter, "W," and Obama. Give me back Clinton, Eisenhower or Kennedy instead of the last two puritanical presidents, and I would be delighted.

Upon ending his term as governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger said he planned to make movies again, which may have saved the country from a Jingle All the Way sequel. So something good has come of this. Here is an idea, Arnold: I hear there is an opening to head the IMF. Note to Arnold, during the IMF interview, stress your ability to have consensual relations with housekeepers.

The politician in Arnold would spin having a baby with his maid as an "outreach to the Hispanic community." Perhaps it's more of a reach-around. But getting into word games with Schwarzenegger is a slippery slope. He may have told Maria Shriver (who, as a Kennedy, is no stranger to these types of scandals) that he had a kid, but she probably just did not understand his English.

I thought Shriver marrying Schwarzenegger was an attempt to breed a future generation of bulletproof Kennedys, but I have been wrong before. This latest kid might be the future unstoppable politician: he is half Latino and the grandson of a Nazi storm trooper, so there will be no borders he will not cross in pursuit of his goals.

And what is it with California politics and maids? Meg Whitman lost her race for governor for stiffing a maid. Who controls the narrative on important information about our politicians — major newspapers or Entertainment Tonight?

If you think the media are not biased, consider CNN's recent scandal piece about politicians from Kennedy to Edwards. CNN never mentioned its own on-air "talent" — former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who hired hookers. Wow, "fair and balanced"? Not so much.

Reports are that Maria could get up to $200 million in this divorce. That is Mrs. Tiger Woods-type money. If Governor Schwarzenegger thought he had already dealt with out-of-control deficit spending, wait till the divorce lawyer vultures get hold of him. Talk about deficit spending!



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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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