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December 2, 2014

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 Dec. 24, 2008 / 27 Kislev 5769

Hey, Caroline — You're Not Entitled

By Dick Morris & Eileen Mc Gann


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Caroline Kennedy thinks that she is entitled to be appointed — or more appropriately coronated — as the next junior senator from New York.


She shouldn't be. Think about it.


Her qualifications? Her name is Kennedy, and she can raise a lot of fat-cat money for herself and for New York Democrats who support her.


Is there a more cynical message in the Age of Obama?


Her strategy? Ignore the voters and the press, and meet with political bosses behind closed doors to convince them to pressure Gov. David Paterson to appoint her to Hillary Clinton's seat.


Among her chief backers is New York City's billionaire Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who recently decided to ignore a legitimate and binding citywide referendum that prohibited him from seeking a third term. In one of the most appalling examples of an arrogant " public be damned" attitude, Bloomberg convinced the City Council to overrule the will of the people so he could stay in City Hall. He's a big contributor to many of the folks who supported this brazen move. Legendary Tammany Hall boss Carmine DeSapio would love both Bloomberg and Caroline for bringing back the old "power to the bosses" style of politics.


Her position on issues that will face the next senator? She won't tell you. She has adamantly refused to speak about any issues. In her first foray outside Manhattan, she declined all questions from the press. Her handlers provided written answers to some of the questions posed by The New York Times. She ignored some of the tough issues — like whether she supports increased taxes for rich people.


Her involvement in politics? Not much. She campaigned for Barack Obama and worked on his committee that recommended the vice presidential candidate. She's never been active in New York politics, and she hasn't even voted in about half the contested elections in New York since 1988.


Her experience?


  • She is a longtime patron of the American Ballet Theatre.

  • She is active in her father's presidential library.

  • She was a part-time volunteer fundraiser for the New York City schools for less than two years.

  • She's co-authored two books on civil liberties and one on Britain's sex scandal involving John Profumo.

  • She's written four books. She is her most derivative in her published works. Of four New York Times bestsellers, three of them were compilations of other peoples' work. One was "The Patriot's Handbook: Songs, Poems, Stories and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love." The only thing these songs, poems, stories and speeches had in common was that she didn't write any of them. Then followed "The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis." In this book, she not only didn't write the poetry, she didn't even choose it. Her third best-seller was "A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children," again a compilation of works that were not her own. In her most recent book, "Profiles in Courage for Our Time," she swiped only the title from her late father but wrote the copy herself.


She hasn't had a full-time job since before she went to law school in the 1980s.


Why should Caroline be appointed senator?


Does anyone seriously believe that her audacious grab for the New York Senate seat is based on anything more than a misplaced and somewhat grandiose sense of entitlement coupled with a cynical claim of access to big money for the next election?


If her name wasn't Kennedy, would anyone give any consideration at all to someone without any experience to prepare her for the job or to even inform the voters about what she stands for?


Is there a single person in the United States who doesn't wish Caroline Kennedy well and hope that she's spared from further tragedy?


Probably not.


But affection, sympathy and nostalgia shouldn't be the basis for appointing this woefully inexperienced woman to a key Senate seat in these troubles times. Her father's and uncle's names are the only thing that makes her a contender. Doesn't anyone use their own names anymore? Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the former president, wants to take the Senate seat of Hillary Clinton, the wife of the former president. But some people are pushing for Andrew Cuomo, the son of the former governor. Are we stuck in political dynasties? And who will make the decision? New York's David Paterson, the son of Basil Paterson, the former New York state senator, secretary of state and deputy mayor of New York City.


Don't we have any talented people who don't feel entitled to inherit a seat? Can't we stop the political dynasties?


At least Cuomo has his own accomplishments. He was the secretary of housing and urban development in the Clinton administration, and as the elected New York state attorney general, he's done an outstanding job. Caroline Kennedy has done absolutely nothing to deserve elevation to the United States Senate.


A review of hundreds of newspaper articles mentioning her name over the past 20 years show rare substantive issues: her books, awarding the Profiles in Courage Award to Lowell Weicker for instituting an income tax in Connecticut and fundraising for the city schools. Even in that regard, her influence is questioned and others are given as much or more credit. The majority of the articles are about her wedding, her mother, her brother, her socialite activities and her auction of her mother's old blankets, picnic baskets and other household effects.


No, Caroline has not been heard from on any of the important issues facing New Yorkers.


Paterson will probably appoint Cuomo anyway for one simple reason: to get him out of the way. Acutely aware that he was not elected governor but only got the job when Eliot Spitzer self-destructed, Paterson would probably face an uphill primary fight against Cuomo in 2010 if he doesn't shunt him off into the Senate. Other than the attorney general, there is nobody with the stature to offer Paterson serious opposition in the Democratic Party.


So, Caroline, you're not entitled.

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JWR contributor Dick Morris is author, most recently, of "Fleeced: How Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Media Mockery of Terrorist Threats, Liberals Who Want to Kill Talk Radio, the Do-Nothing Congress, Companies ... Are Scamming Us ... and What to Do About It". (Click HERE to purchase. Sales help fund JWR.) Comment by clicking here.



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