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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

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Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

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Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

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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

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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

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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

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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

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Jewish World Review Feb. 9, 2007 / 21 Shevat 5767

What's News

By Greg Crosby

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | A few interesting news items popped up this week that I'd like to share with you. Some are laughable, some are stupid, and some are a little spooky. All of them are true.

In the "It Figures" department, former Vice President Al Gore was nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for "his wide-reaching efforts to draw the world's attention to the dangers of global warming," a Norwegian lawmaker announced. Boerge Brende, a former minister of environment and then of trade, joined with Heidi Soerensen of the Socialist Left Party to nominate Gore. The winner will be announced in mid-October. This makes the second award that Gore has been nominated for this year, the first being an Academy Award.

Should Gore win the Nobel, he will join the prestigious ranks of past winners and moral giants such as former President Jimmy Carter and dead terrorist Yasser Arafat. Nice club to be a member of, eh? I have every confidence that Al Gore would fit right in, living up to the high ideals of those mighty men of peace.

Who knows if Gore will actually win the Nobel Peace Prize, but there is one thing I can pretty much guarantee - he is definitely going to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary this year. There's no way he can lose. The far left elites of the movie business have been dying to give someone from the Clinton administration an Oscar for years and now, at last, they have their chance. Sure, they would have rather given the Oscar to ol' Bill himself, but he hasn't made a movie - not yet, anyway. And Hillary has been a bad little girl since she hasn't publicly apologized for voting for the Iraqi war. So Gore will have to do.

File this next one under the "things nobody needs" department. Dr. Robert Bohannon, a molecular scientist, says he's figured out how to add caffeine to baked goods -- without the bitter after taste you find in coffee. So they've come up with the first caffeinated donut. Each one of these high octane pastries is the equivalent of two cups of coffee.

At last, you won't have to dunk your donut into a cup of coffee anymore - it's self-contained caffeine. I guess this is the perfect solution for people who have time to grab a donut, but no time to pour a cup of coffee. I can see it now - Krispy Kaffeine. Now you can get your caffeine and sugar fixes all in one handy little package. Jelly donuts with a jolt. Pastry with a punch. Plus all those calories, too. Just what the world has been waiting for - wired fat people. Now let's move on into the musical portion of our program. The AP repo

rts that at the Democratic National Committee's winter meeting last week in Washington, the presidential candidates who spoke got to choose their own "theme songs." Some candidates requested two songs, one that played as they approached the stage and another that played as they left the podium. The selections were the following:

  • John Edwards: "This Is Our Country" by John Mellencamp.

  • Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut: "Get Ready (Cause Here I Come)" by the Temptations and "Reach Out," also by the Temptations.

  • Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York: "Right Here, Right Now," by Jesus Jones and "Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

  • Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio: "America the Beautiful"

  • Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois decided against using any music in keeping with the somber tone he sought to convey.

  • Wesley Clark, who hasn't indicated whether he will run, entered to Johnny Cash's "I Won't Back Down."

My choices of tunes for the candidates would have been a little different. I might have chosen "Stand By Your Man" for Hillary, or maybe "I am Woman Hear Me Roar." I would have chosen "Pop Goes the Weasel" for John Edwards. "To Dream the Impossible Dream," for Chris Dodd. "Mellow Yellow" would have been my pick for John Kerry if he had decided to run. The munchkin song from the Wizard of Oz, "We Represent the Lollypop Guild" for Dennis Kucinich.

Joe Biden's song has to be "What Can I Say after I've Said I'm Sorry." And Barack Obama's theme song, of course, must be "Mr. Wonderful." Or judging from the media's fawning, maybe even, "What Child Is This?"

The Washington Times reports that "Jane Fonda must have rummaged around in her attic before attending the Jan. 27th anti-war rally on the National Mall" in Washington D.C. It seems that photos taken of her at that event show her wearing a large white button with the emblem and name, "Vietnam Veterans Against the War," (the group that accused American servicemen of routinely committing atrocities in Vietnam). Hanoi Jane is reliving her youth and she hasn't changed a bit. But maybe it's time for a name change. Jihad Jane would be a more appropriate moniker now, I think.

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