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 2, 2014 / 4 Tammuz, 5774

Goldman Sachs gold mine

By Dick Morris

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The never-ending Clinton money grab is more than $150 million deep. One of their most lucrative benefactors is Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs.

Since leaving the White House, Bill and Hillary have collected more than $3 million from the banking goliath in campaign contributions, speaking fees and donations to their private foundation. In addition, Goldman has underwritten some of Hillary's pet projects, including a partnership with the State Department on a women's project conceived by the former first lady. There's more — Goldman also made commitments in the millions to the Clintons' favorite programs at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).

Of course, that money was peanuts for Goldman, whose profit for the first quarter of 2014 was $2 billion!

But the cozy relationship has caused this question to loom over Hillary's likely presidential candidacy: Will the left tolerate the Clintons' increasingly incestuous relationship with the biggest crony capitalist firm in the U.S.? Politics, like nature, abhors a vacuum. Will someone from the left step forward to fill it?

So far, there's no real threat. But stay tuned.

Last year, Hillary gave two speeches to Goldman clients for $200,000 each. Her conciliatory tone alarmed some of her liberal friends. Not only didn't she bash Goldman with the same robber baron populist rhetoric she'd used weeks earlier, she actually suggested the banks shouldn't be the only ones blamed for the economic crisis. We're all in this together, she posited.

According to Politico, one Goldman listener was overjoyed. "It was like, 'Here's someone who doesn't want to vilify us but wants to get business back in the game," one banker noted. A match made in heaven — Hillary's what they have been waiting for.

Bill's piled up even more money, collecting more than $1.3 million for eight speeches to Goldman. Now that's hard work, as Hillary would say.

In addition, Goldman sponsored a panel chaired by Chelsea Clinton at the CGI last September. For a mere $375,000, Goldman's logo was prominently displayed and the company was listed as a host. In remarks at the session, Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein praised the U.S. for "accepting a higher unemployment rate," even as it bailed out the banks. Not a word from Hillary about how wonderful a high unemployment rate is! No mention of income equality.

Well-respected consumer advocate Jim Hightower questioned Goldman's charitable contribution: "What is 'charitable' about funneling $375,000 into one of Bill Clinton's show-and-tell PR events?" he asked. "Come on, that's not charity — it's advertising."

Hightower definitely has a point. What was the money for? CGI, certainly didn't pay $375,000 to rent the room for that session. Nor did Chelsea Clinton command such a fee for her less than memorable scripted comments. No, it was simply a payment for exposure for Goldman (and good will with the Clintons) and more money for the CGI.

When the Clintons want to meet with their biggest donors for a day, they often book Goldman's corporate auditorium. It's the perfect place to make the heavy hitters feel comfortable and right at home.

Goldman's employees were big fans of Hillary as a candidate, contributing $434,850 to her 2008 presidential campaign and $143,170 in 2006 and another $65,500 in 2004 to her Senate campaign.

In fact, Blankfein brags about the fundraisers he's held for Hillary.

And, of course, Goldman has made a substantial contribution to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The exact amount isn't clear, but it's listed $ 250,000 - 500,000.

Goldman can always be counted on at the Clinton Global Initiative. It joined Google, McKinsey, and Cisco in a $10 million commitment to fund a project helping girls with technology and promised additional money to a real estate project to lower energy costs.

As Hillary told Goldman, we're all in this together. So keep that cash coming. We'll worry about the left some other day.

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