In this issue

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 June 5, 2008 2 Sivan 5768

Obama must break with Billary

By Michael Goodwin

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | A second-tier President, a skirt-chasing husband and bouts of disgraceful behavior in retirement. Oh, there's one more thing about Bill Clinton. He's become the best argument against letting his wife get near the Oval Office.

Before Barack Obama thinks of saying yes to Hillary Clinton's bid to be his running mate, he ought to hear the entire recording of Bubba blowing up over a magazine piece. "Sleaze" and "slimy" and "scumbag" were how the former President described the author.

But it's the charges Clinton throws at him that Obama will especially want to hear. Bill Clinton's accusation that Obama was behind the Rev. Michael Pfleger's attack on Hillary last week can't possibly help Hillary's chances of being on the ticket, whatever else her virtues.

Clinton later called his tirade "inappropriate," but not before his office put out a 2,500-word manifesto detailing all our Great Leader has done. Chief among them: "President Clinton has helped save the lives of 1,300,000 people in his postpresidency."

He's a saint, who knew?

He has done some good works through his William J. Clinton Foundation, including forging agreements with drug companies to lower the price of HIV/AIDS medicines in poor countries that, the foundation says, benefit those 1.3 million people. There are programs on economic development, disaster relief, environmental issues, literacy and child health.

It's a fine after-life for an impeached President who is still only 61. It's also a lucrative gig, with financial reports showing the Clintons made nearly $110 million in recent years, almost half from his speeches.

The problem is the rest of the story, as Vanity Fair tells it. Clinton has mysterious financial ties and makes questionable introductions of associates to foreign governments, some of whom have contributed to his causes and may have business before the government Hillary wants to run.

No Clinton story would be complete without reports of bimbo eruptions, and Vanity Fair obliges. By far, the charge is more salacious than documented, but, with Clinton, history proves it's probably safe to assume the worst.

For Obama, that fascinating prospect has to cause concern about running with Hillary, especially after he had such success running against her. By taking her on, Obama also takes Bubba on and becomes vulnerable to everything he says and does.

And if there is one thing Vanity Fair is clearly right about, it's that nobody knows what Bubba will do next. The fact that he was able to hijack much of the news coverage during the final days of the campaign shows the danger of his undisciplined and unbecoming rage.

Much of that rage was aimed at Obama in the recorded tirade. After he trashed the Vanity Fair author, Clinton outlined a vast conspiracy against Hillary. "It's part of the national media's attempt to nail Hillary for Obama," he told a reporter for the Huffington Post. "It's just the most biased press coverage in history. It's another way of helping Obama."

Clinton then suggested Obama encouraged Pfleger's attack on Hillary in Obama's former church.

"They had all these people standing up in this church cheering, calling Hillary a white racist, and he didn't do anything about it," Bill Clinton said. "The first day he said, 'Ah, ah, ah, well.' Because that's what they do - he gets other people to slime her."

By any standard, Bill Clinton has led a blessed life. He's received every honor - including wealth - his country can bestow. Yet somehow he sees himself a victim and feels at liberty to lash out in sweeping ways.

That's often been a problem for Hillary, but if she joins the ticket, Bill Clinton will be Obama's problem, too.

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