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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 June 10, 2010 / 28 Sivan 5770

Old White Guy vs. GOP Woman

By Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | So much for the undeserved stereotype of California Republicans voting lemming-like for the most conservative, unelectable contenders. Tuesday, GOP voters rejected the most conservative candidates in favor of moderate hopefuls generally deemed to be more likely to win in November.


Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman trounced Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner with 64 percent of the vote. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina beat two tough opponents with 56 percent. Most candidates endorsed by former Gov. Pete Wilson, like Whitman, won big. Almost all of those endorsed by conservative demigod Tom McClintock tanked. It wasn't even close.


Down ticket, Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, a GOP moderate, fended off more conservative competition. In the attorney general's race, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley won despite charges that he was not sufficiently tough on crime.


My fave: After Politico.com flogged the story that birther Orly Taitz could win the nod for secretary of state, Orange County real estate developer Damon Dunn won 74 percent of the vote. Ha, ha.


The Democratic Party, on the other hand, eschewed the center and trended far left in contested primaries by nominating San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom for lieutenant governor and S.F. District Attorney Kamala Harris for attorney general.


So help me: Who are the ideologues here?


I continue to harbor doubts about the electability of Whitman and Fiorina, given their spotty voting records and lack of political experience. As the now-official Democratic gubernatorial nominee, state Attorney General Jerry Brown, said Tuesday night, "It's not enough for someone rich and restless to look in the mirror one morning and decide, 'Hey, it's time to be governor of California.'"


Whitman had some good lines of her own. Such as: Brown "has aligned nearly every single interest group in Sacramento against us. And that means favors will be owed to every power broker with a vested interest in keeping our state budget broken, our schools underperforming and the state pension system spinning into insolvency."


On Wednesday, Brown called for 10 town hall debates. Whitman's response? She told reporters, there will be "plenty of debates, but what I would say to Jerry Brown is instead of calling for debates, he should lay out his plan for California."


Don't hold your breath on that score. When I asked Brown spokesman Sterling Clifford earlier this week when and if Brown would present his own budget plan — as Whitman has done — the answer essentially was that Brown would work with the Legislature to come up with "collaborative" solutions.


Now you would think Whitman would leap for the chance to point out that working too well with big-spending lawmakers beholden to special interests got California into this soup. But her campaign is about as nimble as a large cruise ship in a small harbor. No script-ee, no talk-ee.


Expect more real action U.S. Senate-side. Tuesday night, Sen. Barbara Boxer's campaign invited Fiorina to debate. Fiorina responded Wednesday, "Bring it on. Anytime, anywhere."


And: "Barbara, meet me in Mendota," where the unemployment rate is 40 percent, thanks in part to federal water policies. If they both mean what they say — never a given in politics — Boxer and Fiorina aren't afraid of a fair fight.

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