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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
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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

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 March 25, 2008 / 18 Adar II 5768

Dem race is far from over no matter what pundits assert; How Hillary can still win and may well do so

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Super delegates should vote for Sen. Barack Obama because he's black, many pundits are saying — though not in precisely those words.

Hillary Clinton should drop out because it's all but impossible mathematically for her to overcome Sen. Obama's slim leads in elected delegates and total votes cast, wrote Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen of the Politico.

"Unless Clinton is able to at least win the primary popular vote — which also would take nothing less than an electoral miracle — and use that achievement to impress super delegates, she has only one scenario for victory. An African-American opponent and his backers would be told that, even though he won the contest with voters, the prize is going to someone else," they wrote.

Howard Kurz, the Washington Post's media writer, isn't impressed. "Remember when the media wrote off Hillary after Iowa, and again again during the 10-state losing streak on the way to Ohio and Texas? Well this time they really mean it," he said.

Thanks to the Democratic party's bizarre rules, it's also all but impossible for Sen. Obama to win the nomination in the primaries and caucuses.

The Democratic National Committee, in its wisdom (rather, in the utter absence of it) created 796 super delegates (more than the elected delegates in California, New York and Pennsylvania combined) and made them free agents.

Having guaranteed that in a close race it would be the super delegates, not the voters in the primaries and caucuses, who would select the nominee, many Democrats are arguing for an ersatz form of democratic legitimacy. Super delegates are morally obligated to vote for the candidate who received the most votes in the primaries and caucuses, they say.

But why is this more "democratic" than to have the super delegates vote for the winner of the primary or caucus in their state, or to vote for the candidate with the higher standing in public opinion polls when all the primaries and caucuses are over? Because only the first unambigously benefits Sen. Obama.

If super delegates choose her over him, Hillary will have "stolen" the nomination, pundits argue. But unless she's threatening to take a tire iron to the kneecaps of super delegates who support Sen. Obama, this isn't true.

The super delegates may choose wisely or foolishly, courageously or cravenly. They may choose the candidate they like the best, or fear the most; the one they think would be the better president, or the one they think is the more electable. But any choice they make is legitimate, because the DNC made them free agents.

The revelation that Sen. Obama's pastor is a foul-mouthed bigot makes him unelectable in November, Sen. Clinton argues. He wouldn't have done so well in February if voters had known then about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. (which they would have, if the journalists covering the Obama campaign had done less cheerleading and more reporting).

Sen. Obama, moreover, built his slim lead by winning mostly in states where Democratic prospects in November range from slim to none. It is she who has won most of the big states where Democrats must prevail, Hillary argues.

If Sen. Clinton's opponent were Barry O'Bama, charming Irish-American pol with the gift of gab, these arguments would have more resonance. But, as columnist Bob Novak notes, the super delegates "fear antagonizing African-Americans, who have become the hard-core Democratic base." Geraldine Ferraro, who Sen. Obama unfairly likened to his racist pastor, was right. Sen. Obama wouldn't be where he is today if he weren't black.

Many who suspect Sen. Clinton is right about Sen. Obama's electability still would rather nominate him than her. Better to lose an election than to split the party.

Besides, if angry blacks stay home in November, Hillary won't be electable, either.

Caught between a rock and a hard place, many Democrats hope Hillary will go quietly into that dark night. But few can name instances when the Clintons have put the interests of others ahead of their own.

Perhaps Democrats should let voters decide. The question in Pennsylvania's primary April 22 is not whether Hillary will win, but by how much, so the decisive primaries may be those May 6, in Indiana and North Carolina. If either candidate wins both, super delegates could in good conscience gravitate to him or her. If they split, the Democrats' nightmare will continue.

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