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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

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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

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Jewish World Review Feb. 29, 2008 / 23 Adar I 5768

NYT grasping at straw thinks they're darts; Buckley v. Cunningham

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The New York Times, apparently having learned nothing from the adverse reaction to its story hinting, without a shred of evidence, that Sen. John McCain may have had an affair eight years ago with an attractive lobbyist, tried another tack in its effort to derail the presumptive Republican nominee.

The Times published Thursday a lengthy story questioning whether Sen. McCain is eligible to run for president because he was born in the naval hospital in what was then the Panama Canal Zone.

"The question has nagged at the parents of Americans born outside the continental United States for generations," wrote reporter Carl Hulse.

No it hasn't. The Constitution specifies that "no person except a natural born Citizen... shall be eligible to the Office of President." That clearly eliminates naturalized citizens such as California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (born Austrian) and Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (born Canadian).

The Constitution does not further define "natural born Citizen." But a law passed by the first Congress, in March, 1790, did: "The children of citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens of the United States."

What this means is that if both of your parents are U.S. citizens, you are a "natural born citizen" no matter where in the world you are born. No one questioned the right of George Romney to run for president in 1968, though he had been born in Mexico.

Current law (Section 1401 of Title 8, Chapter 12) extends birthright citizenship to "a person born outside of the United States or its outlying possessions" under certain conditions to a person only one of whose parents is an American citizen. Both of Sen. McCain's parents were American citizens, and the Panama Canal Zone at the time of his birth was an "outlying possession" of the U.S. Case closed. But to nail the lid even tighter, Congress passed a law making anyone born in the Panama Canal Zone automatically a U.S. citizen. This was a redundancy in the case of Sen. McCain, who already was a citizen by virtue of his parents' citizenship. It was meant to apply to the children of non U.S. citizens who were born in the Canal Zone, in the same way that anyone born in Pennsylvania or Maine is an American citizen, regardless of the nationality of his or her parents.

Apparently the editors of the New York Times believe that if they keep slinging mud, some of it will stick. But this nothingburger makes the lobbyist story seem substantive by comparison. I wait -- more with mirth than with trepidation -- to see what the Times will try next, and how far its reputation will fall.

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Those of us who drew our inspiration from William F. Buckley, or claim we have, can honor his memory best by trying our best to be like him.

Few of us can approach, much less emulate, his erudition, his charm, his raffish wit. But we can emulate his manners. Bill contended without being contentious. He attacked the ideas of liberals, not their characters.

The most distressing element of this presidential campaign for me has been the extent to which so many conservatives have substituted name calling for political argument. (Reading the threads on conservative Web sites is often like wading through a sewer.)

Those on the right who make a cottage industry of being upset with John McCain are upset with him now for apologizing for the remarks made by radio talk show host Bill Cunningham before a McCain rally in Cincinnati. These consisted mostly of repeating Sen. Barack Obama's middle name "Hussein" repeatedly, and insinuating he was a crook, on the basis of evidence only the New York Times would consider substantive (if, of course, Sen. Obama were a Republican.)

I think Barack Obama would be a terrible president because he has terrible ideas, not because he's a terrible person. He seems anything but. He's winning the Democratic nomination chiefly because he's so much more likeable than Hillary Clinton is.

Invective is not a substitute for argument. Rudeness is not a sign of toughness. Sen. McCain (whose toughness has been vetted more thoroughly than that of any other politician in the country) wants to run a civil campaign based on issues. It appears Sen. Obama does, too. Most Americans would welcome that, and Bill Buckley would approve.

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