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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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 16, 2014 / 18 Sivan, 5774

Hillary's words of wisdom --- it's all about me

By Ann McFeatters




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | WASHINGTON — I did it! Mere hours after hearing Hillary Clinton say she and her husband had to exploit their public service by earning millions and millions and millions of dollars to pay their mortgages by paid public speeches and memoirs, my finger clicked on "buy" on my e-reader.

Disbelieving that her new book, "Hard Choices," could possibly be as self-serving and boring as critics described, I paid $14.99 to see for myself. After all, I have interviewed her, drunk wine with her, traveled with her in such exotic places as China and Ohio, and followed her political ambitions for decades.

Believe me, the book is a self-serving travelogue. It was written by three ghost writers who stuffed it with as many facts as they could find. If you have followed the Hillary saga at all, there is nothing in this book that will surprise you. Did you know as secretary of state she visited 112 countries and traveled nearly 1 million miles at our expense?

Nobody doubts she intends to run for president. And if it weren't for Hillary, political reporters would be bereft, even with House GOP leader Eric Cantor's stunning flameout in Virginia. (Life comes at you fast, Mr. Ex-Majority Leader.)

Meanwhile, back to the book, it's a little hard to accept her premise that her book clearly explains what a tense encounter in St. Petersburg, Russia, means for families in St. Petersburg, Fla., how a collapsing business in Athens, Greece, affects businesses in Athens, Ga., and how a revolution in Cairo, Egypt, impacts life in Cairo, Ill. Good thought, but, no, the book doesn't explain it or what she would do about any of that as president.

This book will make her more money (a $14 million advance has been mentioned), keep her in the limelight, salute President Obama while cleverly praising herself and reveal nothing detrimental to her eventual campaign. She also claims she now feels free to say what she actually thinks although she doesn't do much of it.

Here are the main points. She fought a tough race with Obama in 2008. She respected him. She was floored when he asked her to be secretary of state. After much angst, she said no. She had to pay off her $6 million campaign debt. Then she said yes because she's a Methodist: "Do all the good you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can." And Obama assured her, "I think we can become good friends." They did, merging Obamaworld and Hillaryland. Sometimes they disagreed, but she can't talk about that while he is still in office.

She learned her new job was being the nation's chief diplomat, Obama's principal adviser on foreign policy and CEO of a big bureaucracy. She had to balance her time and energy and decided not to pick a few issues and own them but "pay attention to the whole chessboard." But she did want to pay more attention to Asia-Pacific and made that her first trip to "signal to Asia and the world that America was back."

And she wants you to know that just one penny of every federal dollar spent goes to diplomacy and development.

Hillary studied her predecessors for guidance. When discouraged, she'd squeeze the paw of the teddy bear in her office to hear it sing: "Don't worry. Be happy."

By the way, America is not in decline; its greatest days are ahead if each generation believes. And she's sorry about voting for the war in Iraq.

Hillary Clinton is remarkable. Warm, funny, smart and incredibly diligent and ambitious, she was the high school friend who'd stay up with you half the night as you moaned about a devastating personal crisis such as not making the cheerleading squad and then she'd ace the big test at 8 a.m.

She may well be the first female president. Burning no bridges in this book, she cites a lot of facts about the world. Really, a lot. Ultimately, she had no big diplomatic breakthroughs. We learn nothing new about Benghazi and the deaths of four Americans. This catalogue of crises will neither help nor hinder her in getting back to the White House.

In short, I spent $14.99 so you don't have to, but, of course, millions will.

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Previously:


05/14/14: Confront Evil, Washington Wimps
04/29/14: What the feds are doing for you, to you
04/21/14: Why Hillary? The public awaits her answer
02/27/14: What is it about dictators and bad taste?
02/21/14: As easy as 1, 2, 3, proof the government is nuts
01/21/14: Where doubletalk is lingua franca
11/29/13: Time for governmemt to encourage mouthiness in kids again
11/22/13: Blame Canada? Or should we merge instead?
11/14/13: Out of the mouths of politicians --- huh?
10/14/13: American adults lack life skills, tests indicate
10/07/13: Finally sometyhing America is No. 1 in
06/21/13: Obama is guiding us toward a slippery slope in Syria
06/14/13: Summer '13 offers rays of sunshine for Americans
03/13/13: Democratic Party, stuck in a sorry state
03/13/13: In Washington, signs of civility emerge
02/22/13: The start of World War III? Why China's cyber hacking is frightening to the United States
02/01/13: Buy American and rebuild an economy
01/18/13: There should be a (nother) law: No super-whoopee inaugurations for second-term presidents
11/29/12: Congress hates us
11/16/12: A holiday gift guide for our politicians
08/10/12: Rise in independent voters imperils moderates
07/23/12: Looking forward to the presidential debates
07/13/12: A do-nothing Congress exacts high costs
06/25/12: Take a vacation: It's your duty
06/19/12: Dems: 'Do something'
04/30/12: Will Mitt Romney finally let a hair down?
04/23/12: Warning: Nasty presidential race ahead
04/02/12: We need to talk about aging
03/26/12: A Clinton-Bush matchup in 2016?
03/19/12: Autumn presidential debate topics lining up nicely
03/12/12: Unpacking presidential campaign myths
03/05/12: Time for Romney's vision, not goofiness, gaffes
01/13/12: Romney makes life difficult with many flubs
11/24/11: Obama has most to fear from Huntsman
10/04/11: Romney looks like ‘The One’
09/28/11: At last some good news on energy
09/21/11: Time to make pols squirm
08/29/11: America still shows the power of the individual
08/17/11: Like us, Lady Liberty in disrepair, but still strong




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