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 Jan.27, 2014/ 26 Shevat, 5774

Feminism's brightest lights prove poor fit as leaders

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Wendy Davis and Elizabeth Warren are feminist heroines, which indicates feminists these days don’t expect much from their heroines.

Ms. Davis, a state senator in Texas, has parlayed the attention the national news media lavished upon her 11-hour filibuster against a bill to forbid abortions after 20 weeks into a campaign for governor.

She could give Democrats “real people credibility,” based on “her own personal story — an absent father, a sixth-grade-educated mother, a teen pregnancy followed by life as a single mom in a mobile home, then community college and, at last, Harvard Law School,” gushed Time magazine.

“The Today Show accompanied her back to the mobile home as if it were taking Abraham Lincoln back to the log cabin where he was raised,” said Rich Lowry of National Review.

Unlike Time and NBC, Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News checked out the claims Ms. Davis made in her campaign biography. He found a few discrepancies.

Wendy was 21, not 19, when she got a divorce from her first husband. For a while, she continued to live in a trailer park home they had shared, and eventually she got her own apartment.

With help from her second husband, Jeff Davis, financial aid and scholarships, she was able to get through Texas Christian University and Harvard law school.

The daughters, then 8 and 2, remained in Fort Worth with Jeff while Wendy was at Harvard, according to the newspaper.

Wendy divorced Jeff on, literally, the day after he wrote the final check paying off her student loan. He was granted parental custody of the girls, and they stayed with him, the newspaper said.

“Wendy is tremendously ambitious,” a friend, speaking anonymously, told Mr. Slater. “She’s not going to let family or raising children or anything else get in her way.”

“Uh-oh, suddenly, this isn’t turning into the kind of story we want to tell our children,” said Dallas Morning News editorial writer Tod Robberson, who had hoped “Texas finally had a viable Democratic candidate.”

The story was an “unfair personal attack” that was planted with Mr. Slater by the GOP gubernatorial candidate, Attorney General Greg Abbott, Ms. Davis charged.

“These attacks show that Greg Abbott’s completely out of touch with the struggles that I faced and so many Texans face,” she said. “I am proud of where I came from and I am proud of what I’ve been able to achieve through hard work and perseverance. And I guarantee you that anyone who tries to say otherwise hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.”

The attack proves Mr. Abbott is “running scared,” her campaign said.

Mr. Slater has been a frequent guest on MSNBC, where he mocked Texas Republicans. A “tell” of his political leanings is his description of Ms. Davis’ remarkable reinvention of her life story as “blurred facts.”

In researching the story, “I talked to no — zero — Abbott people,” Mr. Slater said.

But Wendy was absolutely right when she said Mr. Abbott “hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.” He’s a paraplegic who’s been in a wheelchair for 29 years.

That was “a gaffe for the ages,” said University of Wisconsin law professor Ann Althouse.

Before her election to the Senate from Massachusetts in 2012, Elizabeth Warren was famous mostly for obtaining appointments to prestigious law school faculties by claiming, falsely, she was part Cherokee.

Rutgers University Law Professor Philip Shuchman accused Ms. Warren and two co-authors of “repeated instances of scientific misconduct” in a 1989 book that claimed — falsely — that medical bills are the cause of most personal bankruptcies.

This suggests to me that affirmative action for professors isn’t a good idea. If it is, “Fauxcahontas” kept a real Native American from getting the slots at Penn and Harvard.

Ms. Warren had the good fortune (or the presence of mind) to seek office in Massachusetts, where customarily Democrats win.

Aside from embellishing her life story, Ms. Davis is known best for her fervent support for abortion. But the bill she filibustered ultimately passed the state senate, 19-11, the state house, 98-49. In a poll in June, 62 percent of Texans supported a ban on abortions after 20 weeks.

And in Texas, it takes more to be a feminist heroine than to go through Harvard law on a man’s dime while he takes care of the kids.

Wendy Davis is Texas toast. She should move to Massachusetts.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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