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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

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

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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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April 4, 2014

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Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

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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 Feb. 15, 2008 / 9 Adar I 5768

Poor Hillary

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | I never thought I'd feel sorry for Hillary Clinton. The truth is I don't. But I'm grateful to her for removing a stigma from the guy I wanted to be president, Rudy Giuliani.

We have many months yet to go in this presidential election cycle, but already it's becoming notorious for whopping misjudgments. Until recently, the stigma for having run the worst campaign in modern history seemed to be a dead heat between my guy Rudy, for forsaking the earlier contests to focus on Florida, and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, who thought he could win the GOP nomination from his hammock.

But Hillary Clinton is overtaking them. How does one go from being the "inevitable" nominee of the Democratic party to a rapidly sinking underdog?

It helps to have a charismatic opponent like Sen. Barack Obama, and to not be very charismatic yourself. But most of Hillary's wounds are self inflicted.

The Clinton campaign raised a great deal of money — fundraising always has been a Clinton forte — but has blown through it to little apparent purpose.

The Clinton campaign thought she would have the nomination wrapped up on Super Tuesday Feb. 5, and had no plans for what might happen afterward, Hassan Nemazee, Ms. Clinton's national finance chair, told the New York Observer.

A lack of bucks may explain why Hillary has not put more effort into Wisconsin, which votes Tuesday, the last major contest until March 4, when Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island vote.

Ms. Clinton hopes to construct a "firewall" in Texas and Ohio to change the complexion of the race. In theory, this is possible, because almost all of Sen. Obama's best states already have voted.

Sen. Obama's campaign has been fueled by the votes of blacks — who in the Virginia and Maryland primaries Feb. 12 voted for him by eye popping margins — and limousine liberals. Sen. Clinton's support has come from more traditional Democratic voters, and from Hispanics.

Sen. Obama's strength among limousine liberals gives him a natural advantage in caucuses, because limousine liberals attend them, and lunchpail Democrats typically do not. (The only caucus Sen. Clinton has won so far is Nevada, where Hispanics comprise a large percentage of Democratic voters.)

Hillary Clinton has won most of the biggest primaries — New York, California, Massachussetts, New Jersey — but trails Sen. Obama in delegates chosen because he's been creaming her in caucuses. For instance, on the weekend of Feb. 9-10, Sen. Obama scored big wins in Washington state, Nebraska and Maine, winning 74 delegates to Ms. Clinton's 32.

Hillary wouldn't be so far behind the eightball if she'd bothered to compete in the caucus states. But she didn't.

"We didn't put any resources in those small states," Hassan Nemazee, Ms. Clinton's national finance chair, told the New York Observer. The result is that instead of losing caucus states like Kansas and Idaho by, say, 55-45, she lost them 73-25 and 80-17.

To date, except for narrow wins in Missouri and Connecticut, the only primaries Sen. Obama has won have been in states with large black populations. But only two southern states — Mississippi on March 11 and North Carolina on May 6 — have yet to vote. And only Hawaii Tuesday, Wyoming on March 8, and Puerto Rico will select delegates by caucus.

Hillary currently has comfortable leads in the most recent polls in Texas and Ohio. But her firewall strategy doesn't take momentum into account. If Sen. Obama wins as expected in Wisconsin and Hawaii, he'll have ten straight victories going into March 4, and people in Texas and Ohio will start changing allegiance.

Hillary needs a stop to slow the mo. Wisconsin's demographics are favorable to her. The black population isn't large. The Hispanic population is surprisingly large for a state in the upper Midwest. Outside of Madison, where the state university is, there aren't many limousine liberals. Most Democrats are blue collar workers with traditional manufacturing jobs, Hillary's kind of people. Even a narrow loss would be a victory of sorts, because it would look like a comeback after the drubbings she took in Virginia and Maryland.

But until recently, Ms. Clinton planned to skip the Badger state. She didn't even name a state director in Wisconsin until Thursday. If she loses badly, it will be her own damn fault — and it could be fatal.

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