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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 June 4, 2007 / 18 Sivan, 5767

Hillary's ordeal

By Bill O'Reilly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Like her or loathe her, you have to admit that there are plenty of thorns in Hillary Clinton's life. Now, two new books once again rehash Hillary's difficult marriage and cast doubt on her overall persona. It's not that the books are designed to humiliate the woman, but they do so just the same. I mean who wants to have marital embarrassments discussed on national TV and radio over and over again?

So right now I'm going to do the senator from New York a major favor and lay out a game plan that she should follow for the next eight months until the big primary blowout next Feb. 5. If Mrs. Clinton follows my advice, her life will be much easier. If she doesn't, well, she's nuts.

First, the senator should begin making herself available to the electronic media, with the request that personal issues not be brought up. She should make that condition public so that any media pinhead who violates the agreement will be seen as untrustworthy.

Hillary should calmly explain that all Americans are entitled to marital privacy and just because she's running for president doesn't mean she has to tell you anything about her private life. In short, Mrs. Clinton should make this a privacy issue because most Americans value privacy and understand the malicious intent that many media have toward people in power.


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Second, Hillary Clinton should begin answering some direct questions about policy. Her avoidance of specifics bothers me far more than any of her past indiscretions. Is Sen. Clinton a tough cookie who did some dastardly things? Sure. But I'll wager every other presidential candidate fits that description as well.

According to the polls, about 44 percent of registered voters will not vote for the senator no matter what. You could put Marilyn Manson up against her and those voters wouldn't change their minds. So Mrs. Clinton must convince the rest of us that she is a decent person with creative solutions to vexing problems like jihad, Iraq, Iran, and health care.

The reason that it's easy to snip at Hillary is that she is invisible. A quick sound bite here, a fleeting glance there. If she really wants to be president, she has to become much more accessible to the folks.

I suspect that Hillary Clinton is mortified by all the attention her marriage continues to receive and does not know how to handle it. So once again, Senator, don't handle it. Just claim privacy. Period.

That being said, Hillary must stop the ivory tower routine. Her handlers are making a huge mistake if they think they can trot her out next fall to woo the voters. You need to let the folks get to know you now, because for years you've been defined as a dragon lady.

Like most Americans, I don't know Hillary Clinton. I met her once at a crowded event, and we passed a few words but nothing of substance. So maybe she is the Dragon Lady. Maybe she can't relate to the folks. I just don't know.

But I do know that Sen. Clinton will never become president if the folks don't get to like her better than they do right now. The two new books aren't going to help Hillary, but if she makes a high profile effort to engage the public, the books will quickly pass from memory.

So that's my no spin advice, Senator. I don't care about your private life. But I do care about your problem-solving ability. I also resent your absence from the fray.

Few will begrudge you your right to privacy in the marital arena. But most of us want the next president to be upfront and accessible. And at this point, Hillary Clinton, you're not.

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