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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 July 31, 2012/ 12 Menachem-Av, 5772

Bill Clinton's New Best Friends

By Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | It doesn't matter who wins in November; Bill Clinton will end this year on top.

The former president will introduce Barack Obama on the penultimate night of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. That's prime placement for the man who dismissed Obama's campaign as "a fairy tale" four years ago.

In the new USA Network series "Political Animals," Ciaran Hinds plays the lovable coot ex-president ex-husband of Sigourney Weaver's secretary of state, who was appointed by the Democrat who trounced her in a contentious primary. Sunday night, viewers learned that the Big Creep-like Bud Hammond made crazy-talk statements during the race not to sabotage his wife's electability but because he knew she would lose, and he wanted Democrats to blame him for the loss, not her.

A selfless Bubba? Only on cable.

Obamaland hasn't always played well with Clintonia. In his 2009 book, "The Audacity to Win," senior Obama adviser David Plouffe wrote that he signed on with Obama in part because he thought "twenty-eight years of Bushes and Clintons would be too much. Our country needed a fresh start."

On Sunday, Team Obama sang a different tune. Explaining the prime-time slot to The New York Times, Obama guru David Axelrod gushed, "There isn't anybody on the planet who has a greater perspective on not just the last four years, but the last two decades, than Bill Clinton."

Republicans have been feeling the love, as well. During the GOP primary, Newt Gingrich practically attached himself to Clinton's hip. The former House speaker frequently boasted that the two frenemies delivered budget surpluses and welfare reform.

On Monday, Gingrich told reporters that "Barack Obama is no Bill Clinton."

Team Romney also likes to quote Clinton. The real-life secretary of state's spouse praised Romney's business career as "sterling." In June, Clinton told CNBC that Washington should "find some way to avoid the fiscal cliff, to avoid doing anything that would contract the economy," by passing all of the Bush tax cuts temporarily.

Clinton later apologized, but not until after he had made clear what he thinks the smart move would be.

Obamaland believes that Clinton can serve as living proof that Washington can levy a 39.6 percent income tax rate on top earners without weakening the economy. But as the recovery teeters, Clinton certainly doesn't seem to think so.

The Romney campaign sent out a press release Monday that credited Clinton for presiding "over balanced budgets and economic growth."

CNN aired a deadly graphic that showed the creation of 9.9 million jobs in America under Clinton by this point in his presidency. Under Obama, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, America has lost 473,000 jobs.

I am no Gingrich. I lack the nostalgia that many Republicans now exhibit for the Clinton years. So I figure that the Democrats' decision to recruit Clinton as a featured speaker does not bode well for Obama. What Clinton said about the iffy economy applies to an iffy re-election effort: If you want to avoid going off a cliff, don't stand so close to the edge.

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