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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 Oct. 22, 2007 10 Mar-Cheshvan 5768

A long trail to November

By Suzanne Fields


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | John Edwards is right about one thing. Lots of people are acting as if Hillary Clinton has the Democratic nomination wrapped up in tissue paper and safely tucked away in her Louis Vuitton handbag. "Did I miss something?" he asks. "Did we already have the Iowa caucuses? Did we already have the New Hampshire primary?"


"It's a long, long time from May to December," the lyricist Maxwell Anderson consoled lovers, and the presidential candidates are learning that the days will begin to dwindle down to November soon enough, and a lot can happen between now and then. A lot can be forgotten, too.


A certain scandalous revelation appears and the conventional wisdom says it's sure to sink the candidate, but it becomes merely a 24-hour sensation, barely deadly enough to last through two news cycles, and eventually becomes but a tiny footnote in a memoir of the long campaign. Silly mistakes sometimes only make silly jokes.


Rudolph Giuliani was ridiculed for taking cell phone calls from his wife in the middle of a stump speech, and it was widely thought that he might not survive the jokes. When he noted, with unusual humility, that he was merely "technologically challenged" and had never learned how to put the phone on "vibrate," the episode was over. "It won't happen again," he said. His wife, Judi, spiked the gossipy speculation that she would sit in on Cabinet meetings in a Giuliani White House. "I'm not a political person," she purred, "and I have no desire to sit in on Cabinet meetings. And I promise you, I'm not going to morph into a politician."


Campaigns are on-the-job training for a prospective "spouse of," and we spend a lot of time speculating on the considerable impact they have on campaigns, but unless they make really dumb mistakes, Bill Clinton is the only prospective "spouse of" who's likely to make much difference with voters. (It's not clear whether that will be for better or for worse.) Hillary, who once seemed a liability when she promised she wouldn't stay home to bake cookies, could give her cookie recipes to Bubba.


Hillary may or may not have learned enough from experience to sell her "new and improved" health care scheme, but the old story of how she, fierce defender of the privacy of us all, listened to a secretly recorded audiotape of private citizens criticizing her husband, continues to have more lives than a bob-tailed cat. This incident, first told by Bob Tyrrell, editor of The American Spectator, in his encyclopedic coverage of the Clintons, has been recycled again in the recent spate of Hillary books.


The incident took place 18 years ago, but the recycling should be more than a little embarrassing for Hillary, who makes the privacy of ordinary citizens a highlight of her campaign. Privacy is part of the debate over government surveillance of everybody in the war on terror. "It's rather unbelievable that [Hillary] Clinton would listen to a conversation being conducted by political opponents," says one Republican campaign consultant, "but refuse to allow our intelligence agencies to listen to conversations conducted by terrorists as they plot and plan to kill us."


But how will the war against terror, in all its different and complicated manifestations, play out over the long campaign? Will social issues trump foreign policy? Can Democrats successfully spin the humming economy as a negative to distract attention from the radical Islamist killers? Rudy Giuliani so far maintains his high poll numbers because voters trust him to be the toughest man in the terror war.


"Values voters" don't like his pro-choice abortion views. But two pro-life governors, Rick Perry of Texas and Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin, one sitting and one former, endorse him anyway. Gov. Perry, like many conservatives, is satisfied that he'll appoint Supreme Court justices in the mold of Chief Justice John Roberts. "When I go to buy a pickup truck, if it has one option I'm not fond of, it doesn't mean I disregard that pickup truck."


Gary Bauer, an evangelical conservative activist, agrees. "I think a lot of evangelical voters see abortion as a moral issue," he told The Wall Street Journal, "but a lot of them also see defending Western civilization against this enemy as a moral issue." (I'll say.) Jews like the former mayor of New York for once evicting Yasser Arafat from a meeting of world leaders at Lincoln Center in New York City. These voters remember Hillary Clinton's famous embrace of Arafat's wife. So the days dwindle down, and between now and November there's lots of time for Rudy, Mitt, John, Mike and all the others to make mistakes to remember. Buyer and seller, be wary.

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