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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

Dems' dangerous drift: Lieberman didn't leave the party — it left him

By Michael Goodwin

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Aug. 8, 2000, was sweltering in Nashville, but the 97-degree heat didn't stop the celebration when Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore introduced Sen. Joe Lieberman as his running mate. "Joe and I come from different regions and different religious faiths," Gore said. "But we believe in a common set of ideals. And we both believe, with our whole resolve, that as Americans we must make real the great ideal that we are one country, with a common history and a common destiny."

The crowd chanted "Joe, Joe, Joe" as Lieberman pumped his fist and smiled.

Exactly six years later, last Tuesday, the chants in Connecticut were for the man who took the party's Senate nomination from Lieberman. Rich upstart Ned Lamont defeated the three-term senator by claiming Lieberman had betrayed Democrats by supporting the Iraq war and being close to President Bush.

That is more than a stretch. Lieberman didn't leave the Democrats. The Democrats left him. He's the same pol he was six years ago. It's the party that has changed.

The rise and fall of Joe Lieberman personifies the historic, disastrous shift of the Democratic Party. In a relative blink of the eye, it has gone from nominating an Orthodox Jewish centrist to being a collection of angry radicals who have zero tolerance for moderation and dissent.

Six years ago, Lieberman's ticket selection was hailed as a sign of inclusiveness, and insiders crowed he lent gravitas and morality after Bill Clinton turned the Oval Office into a pickup bar. Now the party kicks him aside for sticking with his support for the war against Islamic fascism.

The change suggests a new party slogan: "Give me conformity, or get the hell out."

Still two years from the next presidential campaign, the hard-left lurch is drawing deserving comparisons to 1972. That year, Dems picked George McGovern to run against an unpopular war - Vietnam - and an unpopular President, Richard Nixon. But McGovern proved to be too liberal for even his own party and won only Massachusetts in a Nixon landslide. Except for Jimmy Carter in 1976, a Democrat didn't win the White House again until Clinton in '92.

If history repeats itself, George Bush will get the credit and Howard Dean the blame.

Bush drives many Dems to distraction. They hate, hate, hate him. Say anything nice about Bush, as I have, and the mail from the wingnuts makes me want to call a psychiatrist for them. Their rage begins with Iraq, but spills over into any and all topics.

They see dark conspiracies that recall bad Oliver Stone movies. They act like spoiled children throwing temper tantrums.

Most disturbing, they are in denial about terrorism. Every incident, including the huge airliner plot busted in London last week, gets twisted into an argument against Bush instead of a concern about the threat facing all Americans. This is not only bad politics - it's dangerous policy.

And Howard Dean is the Pied Piper. When he became party chairman, even after his meltdown in Iowa in 2004, I predicted he would be the Dem gravedigger. Lamont's victory, which Dean's brother helped engineer, shows he's digging very fast.

Lieberman, now reduced to running as an independent, is the kind of swing-voter Washington needs if we have any hope of finding common ground in this polarized era. Surely there are Democratic grownups who know that. And surely they will stop the madness before Dean buries them all.

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