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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 January 2, 2008 / 24 Teves 5768

Pols' milking Bhutto assassination went sour

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "The assassination of (former Pakistani Prime Minister) Benazir Bhutto presented U.S. presidential candidates with a test," the Washington Post said in an editorial Dec. 29. "Could they respond cogently and clearly to a sudden foreign policy crisis?

"One candidate, Democrat John Edwards, passed with flying colors. Another, Republican Mike Huckabee, flunked abysmally. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John McCain were serious and substantive; Republicans Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani were thin. And Democratic candidate Barack Obama — who claims to represent a new, more elevated brand of politics — committed an ugly foul."

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is bleeding like Julius Caesar on the Ides of March. But Mr. Huckabee's wounds, unlike Caear's, are self-inflicted. He issued a statement in which, on behalf of America, he apologized for the assassination of Ms. Bhutto. (He said later he merely meant to express sympathy, but misspoke.)

Mr. Huckabee described Ms. Bhutto as a candidate for president of Pakistan, when she had been seeking a third term as prime minister. He seemed unaware that the martial law imposed by the actual president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, had been lifted weeks before Ms. Bhutto's assassination. He put Afghanistan on Pakistan's eastern border (it's on the northwest). He said Pakistan accounts for more illegal immigrants than any country south of the U.S. border. (The Department of Homeland Security estimates there are 270,000 illegal immigrants from India, 250,000 from South Korea, 190,000 from China, and 160,000 from Vietnam. Pakistan isn't listed on its Web site. The Border Patrol says it has apprehended only a "handful" of illegals from Pakistan.)

On paper, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has the best foreign policy qualifications of any of the Democratic aspirants. As a member of Congress, he took part in negotiations with North Korea on its nuclear weapons program, and later served as UN ambassador and Secretary of Energy.

The U.S. should demand that Mr. Musharraf resign, and should suspend military aid to Pakistan until he does, Gov. Richardson said.

"I think that is a dangerous idea," said a rival, Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut. "Can you tell me who is going to be controlling the keys to the nuclear weapons in Pakistan when Musharraf is not there? The idea of dumping Musharraf and cutting off aid...is the worst possible thing we could be doing right now. That is the height of danger."

David Axelrod, a spokesman for Sen. Barack Obama, said Hillary Clinton was partly to blame for Ms. Bhutto's assassination, because she voted for the war in Iraq.

The Washington Post described Mr. Axelrod's attempt to link Ms. Bhutto's assassination to the war in Iraq as "far fetched," and noted Sen. Obama has offered no substantive response to the crisis.

"Is this Mr. Obama's way of rejecting 'the same Washington game' he lambasted earlier in the day?" the Post asked. If so, his game doesn't look very new, or very attractive."

Both right and left wing Web loggers joined in the criticism of Mr. Obama. "Would President Obama have demanded than Gen. Musharraf first hold an election before the U.S. would consider requesting the use of Pakistani soil and airspace to conduct our war in Afghanistan?" wondered Bryan at Hot Air. "Obama's line on the Bhutto assassination suggests that yes, President Obama would have first made sure that President Musharraf was democratically elected before the U.S. would work with him. Which is insane."

"Once again Barack Obama and his campaign not only prove they are willing to say anything and take any opportunity to point a finger at a fellow Democrat, but they do so revealing their abject amateur status of their own national security thinking," said Taylor Marsh on the Huffington Post, a left-wing blog.

Hillary Clinton actually met Benazir Bhutto. But she exaggerated her relationship with Ms. Bhutto, who had three children (not two, as Hillary stated), and whose father was executed for treason (not assassinated, as Hillary stated).

In remarking upon Ms. Clinton's exaggerated claims of dangers she encountered while undertaking diplomatic missions for her husband, Web logger Ed Morrissey (Captain's Quarters) said: "Hillary keeps reminding us she doesn't have the experience for the job, and she doesn't have the credibility to fool us into thinking she does."

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