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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

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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

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Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

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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

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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

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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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

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Jewish World Review Nov. 6, 2007 / 25 Mar-Cheshvan

Three cheers for ‘terrible news’

By Wesley Pruden

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Ah, there's bad news this morning. Well, bad news for the Democrats. The news for the country is actually pretty good, but we have to remember whose side we're on.

This assessment of Democratic prospects seems harsh, but don't take my word for it. Here's Frank Rich, the distinguished columnist for the New York Times, dealing despair and the prospect of doom for his side:

"When President Bush started making noises about World War III, he only confirmed what has been a Democratic article of faith all year: Between now and Election Day he and Dick Cheney, cheered on by the mob of neo-con dead-enders, are going to bomb Iran.

"But what happens if President Bush does not bomb Iran? That is good news for the world, but potentially terrible news for the Democrats. If we do go to war in Iran, the election will indeed be a referendum on the results. ... But if we don't, the Democratic standard-bearer will have to take a clear stand on the defining issue of the race. As we saw once again at [the recent] debate, the front-runner, Hillary Clinton, does not have one."

That's not quite right. Hillary has a very clear stand on the war in Afghanistan/Iraq/Iran. It's identical to her stand on Social Security reform, health care, religion, politics, driver's licenses for illegals, global warming and, when it becomes fashionable again, global cooling. Hillary's for the national interest when those interests coincide with hers, and for Democrats (if it works out that way). First, she's foursquare for Hillary. Her bobbing, weaving, evading and trimming to slide through tiny loopholes that only she would attempt to slip through makes perfect sense.

It's not that she's against pursuing the war against radical Islamic terrorism (she's voted for that twice), or that she's necessarily for that war. Like most Democrats, she can coo like a dove and screech like a hawk, depending on who's there to listen. You might say she exercises a damsel's right to change her mind. (You might say that, but I wouldn't.)

Hillary's inconsistencies are actually no more glaring than those of her rivals; it's only that Hillary herself is more glaring. The sudden revelation of barnacles on her backside, as it were, was inevitable. She had become the inevitable Democratic nominee, and now the Iowa caucuses are on the horizon, we're within a year of the election, and the Democrats are taking their first cold stare at what life might be like with Hillary at the top of the ticket. And they thought Halloween was scary.

Her friends have never accused Hillary of being cute when she's mad, but her demonstration of panic under pressure at that last debate was enough to give even Bill, always cool under attack, the willies (and we don't mean Kathleen Willey). Accusing her rivals of "piling on" was not what even Democratic partisans expect of a big girl. Some of the feminists (remember them?) were displeased, too. Kate Michelman, who wants to give every woman in America an abortion, accused Hillary of retreating to the bad old days, "trying to have it both ways."

Eleanor Smeal didn't think roughing up Hillary was a sexist ploy, but a lot of her followers do. "You reap what you sow," one of them told her. "There's been discrimination against women for so long, and for once this is benefiting a woman." Barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen, a woman never had to put up with cads unless she foolishly married one. But she could only dream of roughing it with the boys. If there's a law against a woman having it both ways, Hillary intends to repeal it.

Fair or not, running against a woman is always difficult for a male candidate. If he's any sort of man himself, he won't relish roughing her up. You don't have to be a Southern gallant to believe there's still a line a man shouldn't cross.

Playing the victim card is easier for Democrats than Republicans. Creating the nanny state, where everybody is entitled to a hug, is the major accomplishment of modern liberalism. So who better to run the nanny state than the nanny. Bombing Iran or not, Hillary no longer looks like a slam dunk.

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