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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 Dec. 12, 2011 / 16 Kislev, 5772

What if Newt survives the fire?

By Laura Ingraham



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The Romney campaign has finally woke up and smelled the former Speaker's surge. Romney and his surrogates are busy playing negative campaign catch-up, branding Newt as the personal and political embodiment of an undisciplined and unreliable government.


Newt's list of enemies in Washington is long: his "elephant-in-a-china-shop" style of leadership left him the one trampled in the end when he was forced out as Speaker. His checkered personal life (which he has repented) stands in stark contrast to Mitt Romney's family idyll. Some of his policy prescriptions look eerily similar to George W. Bush's compassionate conservatism, which of course was not conservative at all. Yet despite his impressive political and financial backing, Romney still finds himself struggling to win conservative hearts and minds. During his time in Massachusetts politics, he shrugged off the "Reagan conservative" label and declared himself an "independent" thinker. He has his own political ghosts trailing him --- and the scariest of all for primary voters is Romneycare.


For many conservatives, what happened with Newt in the '90s isn't as relevant as what happened to America in the last decade. And since he wasn't in political office then, they may not see him as particularly blameworthy. They like it when Team Romney and virtually the entire media establishment attacks him, he responds by attacking Obama's pathetic record and praising the Republican field. They may even like his story of redemption and the fact that he doesn't look like he belongs on the cover of a J.Crew catalogue.


Will this be enough for him to stave off the current onslaught of criticism? History says no. But history only repeats itself until it doesn't. One thing's for sure: if Gingrich does defy history with his unconventional and underfunded campaign, he will be a far stronger candidate against Obama than any of the pundits and "political experts" predicted.

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