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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

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Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

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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

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Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

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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

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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

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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

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April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

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April 2, 2014

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Jewish World Review January 18, 2008 / 11 Shevat 5768

Verdict in: Edwards loses his appeal

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | I don't care how good a litigator is. There comes a time when even the great ones lose. Whatever else you may think of him, John Edwards is a great lawyer.

Sure he caused damage to obstetricians in the Carolinas and throughout the fruited plains. Sure he changed medical procedures to the more dangerous C-Section surgeries vs. natural births. Sure he bagged huge judgments and settlements at the expense of insurance companies and medical practices. Sure he ruined many a medical career.

Maybe some deserved it. Maybe some didn't.

But Edwards had a job to do.

He represented his clients to the best of his abilities and earned them and himself millions.

You know what I say to that? Mazeltov!

Those that are flawed are irritating to those of us that are perfect
Either through guilt at his quickly achieved success, a superiority complex, or a combination of the above, Edwards has deemed himself the king of all that is worthy and unworthy in the USA. Yet as another agent for "change", he seeks to be the latest liberal Robin Hood of the world.

Yet Edwards is an angry man. He seems to hate the country that gave him and many others the opportunity to be the first man in his family to go to college, make millions in a short time, and run for senate, vice president, and twice for president.

He's demanding an immediate $9.50 minimum wage. Let the bidding begin! This means all wages go up proportionately, a prerequisite to union support. If all of this doesn't resonate, look at the runaway inflation we're now suffering in good part from last year's minimum wage increases.

He demands government takeover of healthcare. He demands tax increases for large and small business. He wants to force corporations to go green. This will push their stockholders portfolios to gangrene.

And this from a man that owns heats and air conditions a 28,000 square foot mansion!

One has to wonder if Edwards isn't trying to get more outrageous fees for his brethren, the bankruptcy lawyers.

The problem is this compulsion to break the rich, evil corporations will kill anyone's ability or incentive to start or continue a business. If you can't show a profit on a proposal for a loan, or growth in sales, who's going to gamble on the next Microsoft, Apple, McDonald's, Wal-Mart, US Steel, or Your Bar and Grill, and my asphalt and paving company? Also, with the cost of goods from Edward's setup, the rest of the world won't be able to afford our products. Isn't THAT what has crippled our once mighty auto business?

And Ronald Reagan thought he killed Communism!

Ignoring his own vote to send us to Iraq, and backing this same vote as late as 2004, Edwards' latest position is a "complete withdrawal of all combat troops within nine to ten months" regardless of whether we're winning. Sadly for Edwards, it looks like we may be able to achieve this without surrendering. Think THAT might increase the respect he claims we've lost from the world?

Yet John wants to "…end the genocide in Darfur and the conflict in Uganda…" Will we be sending US troops THERE? Wasn't it a good thing we rid Saddam and his murdering sons from committing torture, murder, and rape on his own citizens and neighboring countries?

I tried out for the violin, but only made it to the third string
Even though Edwards has been relegated by democrat primary and caucus voters as a weak third string to Hillary's and Obama's coronation, he brings three things to the table:



Support from the whacky far left

In return he could get another VP nod and come up through the back door as a presidential frontrunner. Or he could buy a Supreme Court seat.

He ought to make his bargain soon, while he still has the cash and delegates to bargain with. The longer he stays in the race the less valuable his support becomes. At a certain point, the eventual candidate won't need it. Even his old bud and running mate, Senator Kerry, has turned his political assets over to Obama.

Time to cut your losses and settle, counselor.

Just think John could always go back to being what he's good at, a lawyer.

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