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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

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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

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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

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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

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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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 5, 2006 / 7 Iyar 5766

‘Ozone Al’ for president? Maybe

By Clarence Page

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | If Al Gore is not really planning to throw his hat in the ring for president in 2008, he's doing an excellent imitation of someone who is.

The former Vice President officially has discouraged the notion that he will run again. But, he is a man on a mission that's beginning to bear more than a passing resemblance to a national political crusade that, with a little tweaking here and there, could be transformed overnight into a weapons-grade presidential campaign.

On the road, he sounds almost like he's on the stump. He escalated his critiques of the Bush administration earlier this year, for example, by accusing President Bush's domestic eavesdropping of violating the law.

"I'm Al Gore and I used to be the next president of the United States," he says. Hint, hint.

Now, the former future president's slide talks on the gathering global warming crisis have been turned into a critically praised documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," that opens in theaters May 24. If this were the launching pad for a 2008 presidential bid, which Gore insists it is not, his timing could hardly be better. If ever there was a time for the author of "Earth in the Balance," Gore's powerful 1992 book on global warming and other environmental threats, to say, "I tried to warn you," this is it.

Gore's book drew ridicule from the elder George H.W. Bush, who called Gore "Ozone Man" in 1992, and from the younger Bush in their 2000 race, who admitted without embarrassment that he'd never read it — as if the book did not have enough pictures for the former Texas oil man to color.

Today, with the evening news carrying poignant photos of rising gas prices and polar bears drowning amid crumbling glaciers, and Republican congressional leaders proposing a laughable $100 rebate check to compensate taxpayers for higher gasoline prices, Gore's push for fuel efficiency and environmental protection sounds right on time.

Even Bush celebrated his love for hydrogen cars on Earth Day, in sharp contrast to his usual passion for fossil fuels. This is the same president, let's remember, who watered down the Environmental Protection Agency, put the brakes on the Clinton administration's push for fuel-efficient cars, and scoffed at the Kyoto treaty on global warming that Gore helped to negotiate as Vice President.

Now, with his approval ratings falling to 32 percent in some polls and with regular unleaded gasoline soaring past $3 a gallon in many areas, the President's speech rhetoric is turning as green as Kermit the Frog.

Ozone Al is way ahead of Bush in addressing global warming. "It will shake you to your core," says the movie's Web page. Yes, those before-and-after photos of fading snows on Kilimanjaro over the past 30 years are not special effects, folks. This is real.

The 10 hottest years ever measured occurred in the last 14 years, "with 2005 the hottest of all," Gore declares on the preview's sound track. Record temperatures helped make 2005 the year with the most major hurricanes on record, and even more catastrophic storms are expected. In another decade, there will be no more of the fabled snows of Kilimanjaro. Gore asks us to think of the thousands of refugees uprooted by Hurricane Katrina, then imagine 100 million refugees uprooted by the melting of the polar ice cap.

Yes, despite the nattering nabobs of anti-Al negativism, there is no longer much dispute that global warming exists. The only argument centers on how quickly it is going to cause more devastation and how much of it is human-caused. That's a debate Gore has been itching to have, and his side is looking more prescient by the day and too credible to be ignored.

And what better place to have that debate than a presidential campaign? Sure, Gore's not running. Not yet. But he has a ready-made base of strong support from MoveOn.org and Howard Dean's army of feisty volunteers. Both tap him into the left's richest vein of fund-raising and volunteer-activating outside of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-NY) political and fundraising juggernaut. She's way out ahead in the polls and in fundraising, at present, but if the significant number of Democrats who doubt that Clinton can win the White House need to coalesce around someone else, Gore is well-positioned to be wooed. And his movie hasn't even been released yet.

None of this means Gore is going to run, of course. But, if I were Hillary Clinton, I'd be looking over my shoulder right about now.

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