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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 Feb. 5, 2008 / 29 Shevat 5768

Nobody's entitled to relief just yet

By Wesley Pruden


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | At last we can identify the players without a scorecard, and after tonight there will be even fewer of them to clutter the field.


The candidates turned up the fire yesterday under the cliches, bromides, platitudes and other stale rhetoric that has served them so badly since this exercise began in earnest after Thanksgiving Day, when not every turkey died.


Hillary Clinton, once "the inevitable president," was reduced to sending the Clinton daughter out to offer glowing tribute to Mom's applesauce and bedtime stories. Barack Obama, who has made dreams and delusions the substance of his campaign, talked only about his early vote against the war in Iraq. If someone asks about the weather, his reply is likely to be that it was "on just such a mild, sunny day years ago that I first voted against the war."


John McCain was in Nashville, polishing his acceptance speech for delivery a full six months hence. "I assume that I will get the nomination of the party," he said. Possible, maybe probable, but an odd outburst from a candidate running behind Mitt Romney in a couple of very important states, California first among them.


Mike Huckabee, who delivered an evangelistic sermon Sunday morning in Memphis from one of the largest of the Southern Baptist pulpits, complained that he's the only candidate who has to answer "God questions." Huck insists he had rather talk about education, defense, budgets and other stuff that won't make the front pages or the nightly news. (But his picture might.) Mitt Romney told him to "quit whining." Ron Paul, fresh from a respectable third-place showing in the Maine primary, reprised his message that the United States should stay out of undeclared wars. He would fight Islamist terrorists "the way the West used to fight pirates," marking them indelibly for reprisal anywhere they're found.


There's enough in the late polls to frighten everyone. Hillary, feeling Barack Obama's hot breath at her back, continued to talk up her "35 years of public service," without descending into embarrassing detail of what she thinks constitutes "public service." She primed the waterworks again, stopping just short of a full blubber, at a session in New Haven on what the government ought to do for children. "I've spent so much of my life in public service," she said.


No one had an opportunity to ask about her "public service" during her 15 years at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, pulling down a quarter of a million dollars a year in a place where the average income was a tenth of that. She was a director of Wal-Mart and TCBY and still had time to make a spectacular killing, under peculiar circumstances still unexplained, in the cattle futures market. She put it down at the time to careful reading of the Wall Street Journal. Her spokesman, responding to inquiries by the McClatchy newspapers, scoffs that nobody's interested in "hearing about some accounting case she worked on." Who says women don't have a head for figures?


Hillary's fascinating past in Little Rock, like Barack Obama's cozy relations with a shady businessman in Chicago, hasn't aroused outrage — or even polite interest — because the early presidential campaign is covered mostly by political correspondents who yearn to be sportswriters eager to cover the horses, handicapping the geldings, the studs, even the occasional mare.


The advantage after today's voting should begin to favor Republicans. John McCain can wrap it up tonight, but not Hillary or Mr. Obama. The Democratic formula of allocating delegates by proportions of the vote — in pursuit of a placid, ideal world where no child ever cries, no dog ever barks, no cat ever scratches, no Volvo ever runs out of gas and where no candidate can win twice until everybody else has won once — means that the Democrats will continue to bludgeon each other through the spring into early summer. This will give John McCain ample time to apply butter and cream to a lot of hurt feelings.

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