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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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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

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Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

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April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

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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

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Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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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

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Jewish World Review Jan. 30, 2007 / 11 Shevat, 5767

The new George W. Bush

By Dick Morris & Eileen Mc Gann

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The Bush administration — as we know it — has come to an end.

Clinton changed when the Republicans took over Congress in 1994 ... and we'll see something similar happen with Bush and his administration before our very eyes.

The right wing won't like it, but Bush must feel that now that the Republican base has failed to produce a GOP dominated Congress, he must wander to the center in search of higher approval ratings.

Why does Bush care? He can't, since he's finished all his runs for re-election. He cares because no president can govern effectively with a 30 percent approval rating. He becomes a target for any stray pot shot from any member of Congress, former foe, or former friend.

Regardless of his formal powers as commander in chief, he will find his wings clipped soon enough by a rebellious Congress, unless he can rally more than one-third of the nation to his cause. To stay in Iraq and to have any hope of victory —and to survive for the remaining two years of his presidency — Bush must bring up his ratings. If it takes moving to the center to do it, a la Clinton, that's just what he will do.

Bush signaled his new intention right after losing Congress and when he fired Rumsfeld and brought in a centrist, Gates, to take his place as Defense Secretary. He then took the next step by retreating over the issue of NSA wiretaps. Unfortunately, he decided that it was OK to go to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to get a warrant after all. (He's making a big mistake on that one for which we will may all pay in future terrorist attacks.)

Then, in his State of the Union speech, he signaled a further move to the center. He spoke about the importance of countering global "climate change" after six years of saying that it was due to natural causes and that we couldn't do a thing about it. He backed an increase in the "CAFE" motor vehicle fuel economy standards. He came out for expansion of health insurance through subsidies and tax breaks. He renewed his call for immigration reform and didn't mention the border fence. He spoke of Social Security reform and failed to rule out an increase in taxes (most likely a rise in the ceiling on which taxes apply.)

The right will not like this new drift to the center any more than the left liked it when Bill Clinton did it in 1995-1996. And Bush will deny that anything of the sort is happening, just as Clinton did when he was in office.

But Bush realizes that the right wing base has proven faulty and that he can no longer rely on it for a majority of public opinion, any more than he could for a Congressional majority. So he is moving to a new home in the political middle.

But don't expect any retreat on the core areas in which Bush remains personally deeply invested. His focus on victory in Iraq is as sharp as ever and his commitment to fighting terror abroad and promoting pro-life values at home will remain in tact. But on a host of other issues, the Bush of the past will be a fading memory as he seeks a new home in the political middle.

Ironically, when presidents are forced by necessity to reach out to the other side, a lot of progress is possible. Perhaps even more than when one-party control of both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue enforces an orthodoxy on the president and his Congress. Just as Clinton passed the minimum wage, portable health care benefits, the balanced budget, welfare reform, and a host of other bills in June and July of 1996, expect Bush to have some successes as he moves to the center in the upcoming months.

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