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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 Sept. 2, 2008 / 2 Elul 5768

John McCain shocks and awes the world!

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Excuse me while I wipe the tears off my face.


Oprah, if I had eyelashes, I would have cried 'em off too. Already my mascara has smudged beyond repair.

What a stunningly smart counter by John McCain. It took the wind out of the Obama juggernaut, just hours after his ascendance from mount Fiasco…I mean Invesco. How much did that gala cost anyway?

The next day, on the heels of an eight point Obama breakaway lead, John McCain and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, sent Dems into a tizzy even worse than when they found out the surge was working. According to Zogby, the Republican ticket now has a two point lead less than 24 hours after the Democrats put themselves and the country to sleep.

Let me count the ways…

It was Conservative day on the stump; victory pulled from the jaws of a Democrat convention bite so strong it impressed the Greek gods.

To the tune of the movie "Rudy," Governor Sarah Palin strode up to the podium and forever into the annals of world history.

Dems, you want creds? You can't handle her creds:

  • Mother of five including downes syndrome child.

  • Son fighting in Iraq

  • Loyal husband of 20 years, whom she eloped with to save money. (Daughters are you listening?)

  • Chaired Alaska's Oil and Gas Conversion Commission but resigned because of Republican corruption.

  • Elected to city council, mayor, and governor. She doesn't just run her mouth like the other three senators in the race. She runs a state.

  • Commander in chief of Alaska National Guard.

  • Lifetime member of NRA

  • Hockey mom

  • State Champion Basketball Player (nicknamed Sarah Barracuda)

  • Hunter/fisher

  • Government reformer

  • Told congress to keep their earmark millions for "bridge to nowhere"

  • Owned and ran businesses

  • Beauty queen

Governor Palin is more qualified to be president than Biden AND Obama.

Now for contrasts between Sarah and the boys running for office and one of the girls that competed and lost… then was inexplicably dissed by Obama:

  • Doer vs. whiner

  • Administrator vs. senators

  • 80% approval ratings as governor, while in favor of drilling off shore and in ANWR vs. the no drill punish Americans Obiden

  • Sixteen years of elected politics vs. Barack's anemic elective experience

  • Stood up to corruption in her party vs. Barack's canoodling with Rezko.

  • Tax cutter vs. tax raiser

  • Fiscally responsible vs. Obiden's proposed pork bar-b-q of the American taxpayer

  • Only woman on ticket vs. only plagiarist on ticket.

  • Pro lifer vs. baby killer Barack (To be detailed in upcoming column)

  • Her husband races snowmobiles vs. Bill's 747s full of baggage.

  • Didn't attend a church for 20 years that has ties to Louie Farrakhan vs. Obama

  • Sarah's career wasn't launched with a fund raiser in the living room of a cop-killing terrorist William Ayers, who was only sorry he and his Manson family loving wife, Bernadine Dohrn, didn't kill more Americans vs. Barack

Just how pure do you have to be to achieve "extra virgin?"

Surprise, Surprise!! The leftist attacks, particularly cruel and sexist have begun.

The Daily Koz and Allan Colmes have distinguished themselves on the web. The former hosts a claim that Sarah's 16 year old daughter is really the mother of downes syndrome baby Trig.

The latter, liberal commentator and new OBGYN, (who knew?) questions Sarah's prenatal care of downes syndrome child Trig in an attempt to show her as an unfit mom. Guess Momma Colmes tired of watching her son get his arse whooped daily by Hannity and whatever conservative is on the show. By the way, Allan, isn't it criminal to practice medicine without a brain?

As my wife Joni, observed, "Palin is a woman's woman AND a man's woman."

Or as Rush Limbaugh observed, "We're the ones with the babe on the ticket."

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