In this issue

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 June 2, 2010 / 20 Sivan, 5770

Reid's Tea Party bet

By Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The only thing you need to know about the upcoming Republican primary race in Nevada is: Whom does Harry Reid want to win?

In another instance of strange bedfellows, the answer is the same person the Tea Party people are backing -- former Nevada assemblywoman Sharron Angle. When Tea Partyers and Democrats are on the same team, Republicans might need to worry.

For Reid's part, the reasoning is pretty simple. As some of his own campaign folks have let slip, the Senate majority leader figures he has a better shot of keeping his seat in the fall if Angle is his opponent instead of Sue Lowden. A recent Mason-Dixon Polling & Research survey shows Lowden holding a three-point lead over Reid and Reid with a three-point lead over Angle.

Whether Angle's Tea Party endorsers have thought this through -- or whether they care -- ousting Reid seems to be less important than making their anti-establishment point yet again. Angle, though a relatively blank slate, is considered the low-tax, small-government candidate of choice and has been endorsed by the RINO-hunting Club for Growth.

Of greater concern to Reid and the Democratic Party has been Lowden, whose résumé reads like an "Ocean's Eleven" character sketch. A wealthy casino executive, she's also the former state Republican Party chair and a beauty queen, an erstwhile Miss New Jersey. (Operative words here are New Jersey, not beauty queen. Though she is a knockout resembling Bo Derek, Lowden's tough talk quickly deflects the temptation to stare.)

I hear those chickens a-cluckin', so let's go ahead and wring a few necks.

Lowden committed the quintessential political gaffe when she noted in a rural Nevada town hall meeting in April that doctors and patients used to barter with chickens before anyone thought it necessary to involve the federal government in health care.

Note to politicians: Never mention an animal in a stump speech unless you intend to be saddled with the image forevermore. Heaven forbid she should have mentioned hogs. In fact, plenty of doctors and lawyers have accepted in-kind services, food or other products when a client couldn't pay. Live chickens may have been rare, but baskets of tomatoes, corn and cucumbers cluttered many a country doctor's kitchen counter when someone was short of cash.

Lowden's offhand remark, which one might generously interpret as a metaphor for a more personal approach to health care, was a gift to her rivals, not to mention Comedy Central. For Reid, making chicken jokes is far easier than defending a national health-care plan that more than half of Nevadans want repealed.

The chicken effect, surely a new political term, has had a negative effect on Lowden's own poll numbers but nothing compared with the collective efforts of her several opponents. Together with third-party groups, they've spent millions against Lowden's $980,000. The biggest spender, however, has been Reid, who has dropped $1.58 million on ads.

The final push to next Tuesday will be suitably tense even for Nevada's casino culture.

The Tea Party Express, which helped push Scott Brown over the top in Massachusetts, has drafted its 350,000 national members to call Nevada voters for Angle. They're also planning a two-hour "radiothon" Thursday to raise money. Even a Reid-related PAC, Patriot Majority, took out a "Chickens for Checkups" ad attacking Lowden, an extraordinary step suggesting just how worried Reid is about Lowden. Patriot Majority was created by Democratic Party strategist and former Reid spokesman Craig Varoga.

Angle's own ads, meanwhile, have been notably creative, charging Lowden with raising taxes while head of the state Senate's taxation committee and of having supported Reid. Lowden and her husband did make a few campaign contributions to Reid in the 1980s, and she did approve some slot fee increases in 1993 during her first year in office. When she chaired the committee in 1995, however, no taxes were increased, prompting the Nevada Taxpayers Association to declare 1995 the state's "Best Legislative Session."

Lowden has fired back, pointing out Angle's peculiar legislative push for prisoner massages. Undoubtedly, massages would help relieve some of the stress of incarceration, but Angle would feel like she'd been Rolfed by the time Reid finished pounding home that bit of legislative whimsy.

All's fair, as they say, but the piling on against Lowden delivers a clear message: Harry Reid fears her. Those chickens may yet come home to roost.

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