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 July 31, 2013/ 24 Menachem-Av, 5773

Hillary, Weiner and Snowden. That Enough?

By Roger Simon

JewishWorldReview.com | Ask Dr. Politics! We read the stories you would rather forget so you don't have to remember them!

Q: Whatever happened to that really insufferable jerk, the guy who has delusions of grandeur, who I got really sick of hearing about?

A: Edward Snowden or Anthony Weiner?

Q: Start with Snowden. Last I heard, he has sought asylum from every place but Disneyland.

A: I am not sure asylum is his true goal. He is currently living in an airline terminal outside Moscow. While some portray this as grim, Dr. Politics wonders if a Moscow airline terminal is any less grim than Moscow. Dr. Politics likes airline terminals. He has spent much of his professional life in airline terminals. He could easily see himself living in the A Terminal at Midway Airport in Chicago, where there is a Manny's.

Q: But doesn't Snowden want to get out of Russia so he can go to South America and become an international playboy and global superstar?

A: He used to, but now we hear he is planning on running for election as Tsar of All the Russias, so he can run around in a sleigh pulled by three horses, while he wears an ermine cape and a jewel-encrusted crown.

Q: That's nutty.

A: Much of Snowden's life has been nutty. He sees himself as a superhero in a video game. As The Washington Post wrote, "His fascination with games continued even as he rose to more responsible positions" in the intelligence community. "'I woke this morning with a new name,' he announced excitedly in 2010, referring to his gaming avatar. 'That name is Wolfking. Wolfking Awesomefox.'"

Q: Sounds like Doofuss Awesomefox would be more accurate. Why should I care about him?

A: Exactly because he is a doofuss. He still has, according to columnist Glenn Greenwald, unreleased information that could cripple the U.S. government.

"Snowden has information enough to cause more damage to the U.S. government in a single minute than any other person has ever had in the history of the United States," Greenwald told the Argentine newspaper La Nacion.

"The U.S. government should be on its knees praying every day that nothing happens to Snowden, because if something does happen, all the information would be revealed, and this would be its worst nightmare."

Q: You think that's true or just bluster?

A: Probably bluster. Or just a pathetic attempt by Snowden to keep himself in the public eye.

Q: Sounds like a pretty dangerous game.

A: It is. He would be better off just marrying a Kardashian.

Q: What about the Weiner guy? And is it pronounced Whine-er or Wee-ner?

A: It's spelling would suggest Whine-er, but he prefers Wee-ner, for obvious reasons. Like Snowden — and this is why psychiatrists make a fortune — Weiner chose another identity for himself: Carlos Danger.

Q: Why has the press turned against him?

A: The press doesn't mind sex scandals, and it doesn't mind politicians lying about sex scandals — just look at the resurrection of Bill Clinton. But the rule is this: Once you've had the sex scandal and lied about the sex scandal and apologized for the sex scandal, you can't keep having more sex scandals. It's unfair. There are so many new pols having sex scandals, the press can't get bogged down with the old pols having sex scandals.

Q: So Weiner won't become mayor of New York?

A: No, he has not only outraged the public, he has outraged Hillary and Bill Clinton, which is a political death sentence for a Democratic politician. As Dee Dee Myers said on "Face the Nation" Sunday, "This isn't a story that anybody, particularly the Clintons, are happy to see splashed over the front pages and all over the news relentlessly, and I think they as much as anyone would like to see this go away."

Q: Last question for you: I want Hillary to become president in 2016, and everyone I know wants Hillary to become president in 2016. So can't we skip the campaign and just make her president? By poll or something?

A: Well, we could, but it would be completely illegal, totally unconstitutional, and it would subvert our democratic process. So, yeah, it's possible.

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