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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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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 23, 2005 / 16 Sivan, 5765

Biden his time — run, Joe, run!

By Bob Tyrrell

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | A rainbow of happiness has just arched across this great capital. It is about time. For several weeks, life here has been glum. The Democrats are very indignant. The Republicans are apparently stunned. This has been a dreary time to be in Washington.

First the Democrats went into full howl about President George W. Bush's intention to nominate like-minded judges to the federal judiciary. Then they decided that his nominee to be ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, was not a nice person. Finally their No. 2 in the Senate, Sen. Dick Durbin, compared American troops serving abroad to Nazis and Communists, and the Democrats closed ranks around this modern-day Daniel Webster. The Republicans can only cringe.

Whew, these are difficult times for those of us who expect a laugh or two out of politics. Yet happiness is back. We can laugh again. The irrepressible Sen. Joe Biden has announced on CBS's "Face the Nation" that he is seeking the presidency. He thought about running in 2004, but feared he had gotten the presidential itch too late. Dr. Howard Dean was already a shoo-in. Now he only has Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to worry about, and Sen. Biden apparently is not all that worried. Perhaps he shares my childlike belief that the American people are becoming impatient with liars. Sen. Clinton has been caught lying so many times by independent counsels and others that the American people will give her candidacy short shrift.

So what words will the golden-throated senator choose when he announces his formal candidacy? How about, "I am running for president of the United States and have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat"? Perhaps that would be too solemn. Maybe he will say, "You have nothing to fear but fear itself. So I am running for president." Keep it light. Or he might attempt the hortatory mode, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall because I am running for president." Or, "Reporting for duty, and I am running for president."

You might recall that Sen. Biden ran once before, seeking the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination. Within no time, he was caught plagiarizing from the stock speech of Neil Kinnock, who was then hidden away in London as leader of Britain's Labour Party. Soon it was discovered that he had also plagiarized from other little known figures, Robert Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. I have forgotten what lines he pilfered from Jackson. Conceivably it was the one about his coming from "the outhouse to the White House." I doubt he used Jesse's line about New York being "Hymietown." But anything is possible. This is a longtime Democrat we are talking about.

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During his 1988 trials, it was also discovered that he had been guilty of plagiarizing in law school. He bowed out of the 1988 race saying, "There'll be other presidential campaigns, and I'll be there." Who said this originally I have not been able to discover — possibly it is a line from Shakespeare. The senator went on to say that politics is a tough business and, by gum, he is a tough guy. He is also a liar and plagiarist. He told his audience on "Face the Nation" that one of the issues he will stress as he tests the waters for his campaign is that the president has not been honest with the American people about Iraq. Imagine — Sen. Biden is going to make President Bush's honesty an issue.

Actually many in the Democratic Party have been having a problem with honesty. Both Clintons have been caught in lies; and Bill, who signed an affidavit admitting to lying during the Lewinsky affair, is now lying about the affidavit. Jean-Francois Kerry was caught repeatedly lying during his pursuit of the presidency, most spectacularly about his military record. Al Gore's lies, starting with his claims about the Internet, were wonderfully amusing during Campaign 2000. Sen. Edward Kennedy is still lying about Chappaquiddick, and I could go on. One of my favorite Democratic liars is Bill Clinton's comparatively unknown secretary of labor, Robert Reich. In his memoir recalling his service to the country, he made up conversations and appearances before Congress. His lies were fully exposed, but he continues to appear on television and in public forums as a sage. Possibly Reich could be Sen. Biden's running mate.

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