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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

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

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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

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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 15, 2008 / 8 Shevat 5768

(Sen.) John Come Lately

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Sen. John Kerry always seems to be a day late and a dollar short.

On Thursday, Sen. Kerry traveled to South Carolina to endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president:

"Who better to turn a new page in American politics?" Sen. Kerry said at a rally with Sen. Obama at the College of Charleston. "We are electing judgment and character, not years on this earth."

There is nothing wrong with the choice of Sen. Obama to endorse, or (for Democrats) the reasons Sen. Kerry gave for endorsing him, which included Sen. Obama's opposition to the war in Iraq "from the beginning." But the timing was weird.

Had Sen. Kerry endorsed Sen. Obama on Monday, on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, the endorsement might actually have helped Sen. Obama. Sen. Kerry crushed Howard Dean there in the 2004 primary, 38.4 percent to 26.3 percent, so his endorsement might have swayed some Democrats. And if Sen. Kerry had endorsed Sen. Obama then, it would have been a major feature of the last news cycle before New Hampshirites went to the polls. Instead, it was dominated by Hillary Clinton's crying, and by her put down of two sexist hecklers, both of which apparently helped her a great deal.

Sen. Kerry got creamed in the South Carolina primary in 2004, and this year Democrats won't vote in South Carolina until Saturday, the 26th. His endorsement has much less value here than it would have had in New Hampshire. All that it really does is torque off his running mate in 2004, Sen. John Edwards, who is the guy who creamed Kerry in South Carolina.

The only thing that can be said with confidence about the Democratic race is that it effectively will be over on Feb. 5, the mega primary day. That's because it's essentially become a two person race between Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama. The Republican race, alas, may not be settled until the convention.

Most of the pundits who predicted an Obama landslide in New Hampshire still rate him a slight favorite to win the nomination. After New Hampshire, there is no reason to put much stock in their opinions. But there are some objective reasons for thinking so.

The next Democratic contest is a caucus in Nevada on Jan. 19. Sen. Obama, by virtue of having obtained the endorsements last week of arguably the two most powerful unions in Nevada, the state chapter of the Service Employees International Union and the Culinary Workers union, ought to prevail there.

That would send Sen. Obama into South Carolina on the 26th with wins in two states (Iowa and Nevada) with miniscule black populations, and a close second in a third.

Customarily, about 40 percent of the voters in South Carolina Democratic primaries are black. That percentage likely will be higher this year because a serious black candidate is running. Logic suggests they'll vote heavily for Sen. Obama now that they've seen that white folks have. Logic is thus far buttressed by three recent polls which show Sen. Obama with a significant lead in the Palmetto state.

Then the scene shifts to Florida on Jan. 29, which figures to be as important a primary for Democrats as it will be for Republicans, even though no delegates are at stake. (The Democratic National Committee took them all away to punish Florida for moving its primary up.) Sen. Obama may get a bounce because Florida votes three days after South Carolina. But blacks make up a smaller percentage of the primary electorate than in South Carolina, and senior citizens — who in New Hampshire flocked to Hillary Clinton in large numbers — make up a large percentage.

Because I never bet against the Clintons in a close race — they bring a machinegun to a knife fight — I think Sen. Obama will win the nomination only if Sen. Edwards drops out of the race and throws his support to Sen. Obama while he still has some support to throw. If the anti-Clinton vote is divided at all, Hillary wins.

Perhaps Sen. Kerry chose this bizarre time to endorse Sen. Obama in South Carolina to send a subtle message to his former running mate. But Sen. Kerry never has been known for his subtlety.

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