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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 August 14, 2006 / 20 Menachem-Av, 5766

The friends of Ned Lamont: Zealous Dems relish a return to the leftie '60s

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In my July 17 column, I predicted that Joe Lieberman would win Tuesday's Democratic primary in Connecticut. My dish of crow went down easier, however, after I read the hilarious editorial in the New York Times celebrating zillionaire businessman Ned Lamont's victory over Sen. Lieberman.

"The rebellion against Sen. Lieberman was actually an uprising by that rare phenomenon, irate moderates," the Times declared.

Flanking Mr. Lamont when he gave his victory speech were those famous moderates, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Just the faces, I'm sure, Democrats in swing districts want representing their party in the fall.

The Web logger the Anchoress was pulling for Sen. Lieberman, but said his narrow loss (Mr. Lamont won with less than 52 percent of the vote) "is not a bad thing, really. The far left is going to be emboldened, beside itself and insufferable. ... They'll overplay their perceived hands like mad."

Right on cue, filmmaker Michael Moore issued this threat to those Democrats who continue to support the war that 29 Democrats in the Senate and 81 Democrats in the House voted to authorize:

"Let the resounding defeat of Sen. Joe Lieberman send a cold shiver down the spine of every Democrat who supported the invasion of Iraq, and who continues to support, in any way, this senseless, immoral, unwinnable war," the porcine Robespierre said in an e-mail. "We will actively work to defeat each and every one of you who does not support an immediate end to this war."

The Web logger Markos Moulitsas Zuniga (Daily Kos) demanded that Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid strip Sen. Lieberman of all his committee assignments.

Purges for deviating from the party line are the mark of Stalinist parties, not American ones. This is the third time the hard left has tried to capture the Democratic Party. (Henry Wallace failed in 1948; George McGovern succeeded, briefly, in 1972.)

The aging leftists who remember, fondly, the 1960s and 1970s as a time when they brought down two presidents and lost America a war think they have the wind at their backs. But it is one thing to win, narrowly, a Democratic primary in deep blue Connecticut, another to win a general election. Most analysts think Sen. Lieberman, running as an independent, will prevail in November.

Because Sen. McGovern was trounced so badly in 1972, the hard left's reign in the Democratic Party then was short-lived. It could be more durable now.

Even if Mr. Lamont loses in November, his primary victory will cast a long shadow over the Democrats' presidential nominating process. The "nutroots" gang have yet to demonstrate they can win a general election. But they have shown they can win a Democratic primary. You can bet that likely Democratic presidential contenders have taken notice.

And it's by no means certain Mr. Lamont will lose in November. Many Democrats who supported Sen. Lieberman will think of him as "Sore Loserman" for not abiding by the primary's verdict.

So the only clear winners at this writing are three embattled GOP House members in Connecticut, who will benefit from embracing Sen. Lieberman in what is, in effect, a race between two Democrats. (The Republican candidate is a cipher.)

Democrats think 2006 will be a reprise of 1974, when Democrats routed Watergate-battered Republicans. Republicans hope it will be a reprise of 1972, when popular revulsion at "cut and run" Democrats gave Richard Nixon the largest popular vote majority in history. We shall see.

Much is at stake. New York Daily News and JWR columnist Michael Goodwin said that if the "results are a window on the party's tilt, then a huge slice of the Democratic Party is willing to sit out the war to protect America."

The one thing that aggravated Mr. Lamont's supporters as much as Sen. Lieberman's support for the war in Iraq is his cordial relationship with President Bush. Sen. Lieberman disagrees with the president on virtually every issue except the war (and has been critical of how he has conducted it), but does not regard Mr. Bush as an enemy. But many Lamont supporters think Democrats should be waging guerrilla war against his administration, opposing whatever Mr. Bush is for, simply because he is for it.

I don't think it's possible for me to think less of Sen. John Kerry than I already do. But I would never compare him to monstrously evil people such as Osama bin Laden. Yet the "nutroots" gang routinely compare President Bush to Adolf Hitler.

When the Loyal Opposition becomes, simply, the opposition, that's a problem for that party. But it's a problem for the country, too.

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