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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 Nov. 9, 2006 / 18 Mar-Cheshvan, 5767

Republicans pay for arrogance

By Dick Morris & Eileen Mc Gann


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The Democrats seem to have taken over the House. That means that, regardless how the cliff-hanger races in the Senate turn out, the key question is whether the Republican leaders will shed their arrogance and understand that they need to listen to the American people.


Even if recounts and razor-thin margins deliver the Senate into Republican hands by the narrowest of margins, 2006 is a major defeat for the GOP and only a fool would deny it.


In Iraq, obviously, America is delivering a message that if we keep shedding blood to battle for democracy in Iraq, the GOP will lose to the Democrats in the United States. President Bush has asked Americans for patience — but their patience has run out. They see a mess in Iraq and aren't prepared to put up with it any longer.


But if the GOP leaders in Congress had been steadfast to their agenda apart from Iraq, they might have done far better last night. It was, ultimately, their failure to produce when they held the White House and both houses of Congress that led to Tuesday's losses. Had they passed Social Security reform, immigration reform and tougher measures for homeland security, they might have survived Iraq.


Instead, they squandered their lead through an orgy of self-indulgence and narcissism. The lobbyist travel scandals, the Foley affair and earmarking of funds for every last piece of pork in their districts cost the Republicans their virtue and their House majority.


It is cruel that it is the House leadership that is unhorsed by the election. The House passed all the legislation it had to enact. It was the Senate that failed.


So Senate Republicans need to get their act together. The Bill Frist leadership couldn't produce. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is the likely new Senate GOP leader. But former Majority Leader Trent Lott (a former client of mine) is determined to resurrect his career and run for the Whip post vacated by Rick Santorum (a victim of the Democratic tide). Lott knows how to make the trains run on time; he could team well with McConnell. Perhaps Republicans will start to demonstrate that they've begun to get the message of Election Day.

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