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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

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Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

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April 2, 2014

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Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

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Jewish World Review Oct. 2, 2007 / 20 Tishrei 5768

Less hate and loathing in 2008

By Debra J. Saunders

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | I'm done hating the Clintons. They're not worth the anger. Voters elected Bill Clinton to serve two terms in the White House, and the nation survived.

Besides, hating the Clintons only makes them stronger. They've turned victimhood into a victory formula. She parlayed his indiscretion into a U.S. Senate seat, and he fared well in national polls largely because the public disapproved more of his Republican critics than of him.

Besides, I always disliked him more than her — and wanted no part of the misogynist element to Hillary-bashing.

At her campaign block party in downtown Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton showed why she is polling ahead of the other contenders in the Democratic primary. Not only did Clinton press all of the Dems' buttons, she also pledged that if she is elected, ordinary Americans will not feel "invisible" — as too many voters feel with George W. Bush as president. She came across as authoritative, likable and accessible.

I didn't hear the HRC cackle — the Sunday talk-show big laugh, which you know had to be the fruit of focus groups that led consultants to conclude that voters want to see the lighter side of La Hil. Is it phony? Sure. It's a politician's laugh. But what am I going to do — hate her for hiring the best brains in the campaign business?

Instead, I'll acknowledge that Hillary Clinton has become a very able politician, who also knows enough to move to the center. As one aide told U.S. News & World Report: "She does not touch a hot stove a second time — I can't see her overreaching. She saw what happened to her husband and herself. She will have lofty ambitions, but she will pursue them with balance."

Of course, I disagree with Clinton on vital issues. I don't like her sort-of promise to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq.


It scares me to think how much Clinton wants to expand the size of an already-big government. She doesn't just want universal health care, but also universal preschool. Then there's the $5,000 "baby bond," an idea she just tossed out last week. Don't worry about how to pay for her programs.

No doubt only the rich, smokers and oil companies will have to pony up.

On Sunday, Clinton talked up regulations to curb global warming at an event in which she also criticized higher gas prices. Again, don't you worry about the federal government making you curb your energy use — Clintonia II promises to squeeze other people's energy consumption.

Clinton also told the Oakland audience that she would unite America. Be it noted that if a President Hillary Clinton passed the sort of programs San Francisco Bay Area voters like, then she surely would divide the country.

Back to Iraq. While I cannot prove it, I believe that Clinton voted for the Iraq war resolution not because she thought it was the right thing to do for the country, but because she believed it was the right thing to do for her presidential aspirations.

I know Democrats who oppose the war — who think Clinton's Iraq war vote was pure calculation — and nonetheless plan to vote for Clinton. Why?

Because they think she can win. (I guess it's more acceptable to have supported the war if you did not believe in it.)

I may well be wrong, but I don't think the Democrats can win if Hillary Clinton — or any other Democrat who voted for the 2002 Iraq war resolution — is the nominee. In 2004, voters faced a choice between two candidates who supported the war in 2002. (Oddly, many Democrats who opposed the war supported John Kerry, who had voted for the war resolution, because they thought he was more electable.)

In the end, Americans chose the candidate who did not back away from it. That's why Illinois Sen. Barack Obama may be the Democrats' best hope. But if Hillary Clinton wins the nomination, and if she wins in November, it will be because she ran the best campaign and she knew how to reach out to the American public. I may not like it, but she will have earned it.

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