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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 Nov. 12, 2007 2 Kislev 5768

Oh man, Hillary Clinton's got guy trouble

By Michael Goodwin


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Hillary Clinton has a man problem. No, no, not that kind of man problem. And not the man problem she had in mind when she accused her rivals of "piling on" at the debate debacle. Her man problem comes from her friends.


Friends like Gov. Spitzer, who has thrown her the hottest political potato of the year with his plan to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.


Friends like booster Charlie Rangel, the Harlem congressman whose massive tax-hike proposal is fast becoming a millstone around her political neck.


And the biggest man problem of all is Hubba Bubba, who is developing a habit of saying stupid things. A bimbo eruption would almost be comic relief compared with his nonsense of saying that critics who blast wifey's habit of ducking tough issues are practically "Swift-boating" her. He followed that turkey with a free-association ramble to an Iowa audience that seemed to suggest the rough and tumble of the immigration debate resembled Al Qaeda tactics.


"The Al Qaeda people think that all that matter are our differences, and 'You do it my way or you deserve to die,'" he said, according to a report on Politico.com. He made a reference to the racial incident in Jena, La., then to immigration, saying, "You see it in very complicated ways in the context of what to do about immigration, what's the best way to get a handle on illegal immigration."


Time to get out the muzzle and the medication. With friends like these, Hillary can't really call Barack Obama and John Edwards enemies. It's Spitzer, Rangel and Bubba she should fear.


That's because her reactions to the problems they handed her recall Bill Clinton's troubled presidency. Memories of scandal, polarization and blame are rushing back, with the last two weeks serving as both a mirror on the past and a window on the future. Increasingly, it seems a second Clinton presidency would be very much like the first one in all the worst ways.


The penchant for half-truths - called "parsing" in his day - is front and center again. More than two weeks after she was first asked, Hillary Clinton still has given only conflicting suggestions about whether she supports Spitzer's unpopular license scheme or Rangel's tax plan, which, according to a published report, rewards some of Rangel's biggest contributors.


If she can't talk clearly about these basic domestic policy issues, how could she possibly guide the nation through a real crisis, such as Pakistan's meltdown or Iran's nuclear program? I'll answer that: She couldn't.


Instead of giving straight answers to straight questions, she is behaving exactly the way Bubba always did under fire - blame somebody else. So her anonymous aides first accused debate moderator Tim Russert of being unfair, then accused her male rivals of "piling on" and, finally, faulted the media for demanding yes or no answers. For good measure, Bill trotted out his all-purpose bogeyman in Iowa, saying the "extreme right-wing faction of the Republican Party" has "been working on her for 16 years."


I suspect the victimhood vote isn't that large, and the tiresome blame-game approach plays right into Obama's hands. His charge that she can't unite the country because she was too much a player in "the partisan battling we had in the '90s," is both an appeal to the youth vote and a clever way of asking whether the country wants a rerun of the Clinton years. Her high negatives say the country doesn't relish the thought.


Although recent polls show Obama gaining a little on her, his vow that he will go after her aggressively holds the potential for him to close the gap if she continues to wilt under fire. His plan is to paint her as old school and to persuade primary voters that the difference he brings really will unite America.


That's a tall order. But if he can pull it off, Obama would become Hillary's biggest man problem of all.

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