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

Dan Balz Archives

07/07/20: Government is everywhere now --- where does it go next?
03/18/20: Biden now holds the wheel, but we're entering a vast unknown
03/16/20: Biden surge, coronavirus spread force reappraisal of the general election
03/11/20: Ressurection is Real: Biden is on an unstoppable march to the nomination
03/09/20: Why assumptions that Dems are headed toward a genuinely contested convention may well be wrong
03/02/20: Bernie Sanders has the advantage on Super Tuesday as rivals jockey to hold down his delegate count
02/20/20: The Dem debate was noisy and full of attacks --- a sign of the tense urgency as time begins to run out
02/17/20: The Dem nomination contest doesn't look like any from the past
02/07/20: Biden's campaign has a problem, and it begins with the candidate
02/05/20: A confusing night for the Dems turned into an unexpected gift for Trump
01/20/20: On issues, progressives say they've made strides. Whether they can get their preferred nominee is another matter
01/15/20: Sanders vs. Warren: The clash that had to happen erupts on a surprising issue
12/02/19: Biden finally scores an Obama administration endorsement
12/02/19: The Dem presidential campaign has produced confusion rather than clarity
11/25/19: In one of 2020's more important battlegrounds, public opinion has moved toward Trump
11/18/19: Warren's latest health proposal could alleviate some concerns BUT exposes her to new questions
11/11/19: Can Bloomberg's unconventional strategy win a Dem nomination?
10/28/19: Americans hate all the partisanship, but they're also more partisan than they were
10/20/19: Even with Trump reeling, Dems still in doubt about who can beat him
10/16/19: The top candidates are still at the top, and others still struggle, but perceptions have shifted
09/26/19: We're watching history unfold: Pelosi's impeachment decision sets up an epic constitutional battle --- and a personal one
09/16/19: The Houston debate changed few minds but may have opened others
09/09/19: Dems try to potty-mouthing their way to voters' attention
09/02/19: Fewer states in play as the path to the presidency narrows
08/14/19: For Joe Biden, some lessons from Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign?
08/01/19: Debate turns on character as much as ideology, a foreboding path for Dems
07/31/19: Evolution or revolution? Dems' ideological divisions finally broke into the open in their Detroit brawl
07/22/19: Is there any candidate who doesn't have something at risk at the Detroit debates?
07/15/19: Is Biden ready to fight back against his rivals?
07/08/19: It all seemed clear after that Harris-Biden moment in Miami. Today, things look muddier
07/03/19: Biden holds lead in Democratic presidential contest as Harris is praised for debate performance, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows
07/01/19: Who can beat Trump? After two nights and four hours of debating, why answer is no clearer
06/04/19: Can Joe Biden be both the future and the past?
05/06/19: Dems and the 'electability' trap. Can anyone define what it means?
03/25/19: For Dems, the Mueller report turns their politics upside dow
03/11/19: Yes, the Republican Party has changed since 2016. You think the Democratic Party hasn't?
03/04/19: Biden is leaning in on a run for the White House. There are reasons why
02/25/19: Are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders headed for a collision?
02/11/19: Configuring the calculus for Dem voters as they choose a nominee
02/04/19: Where is the center of gravity in the Democratic Party?
01/21/19: 'Would you like to speak to the president?'
12/03/18: Jim Baker reveals Bush's final moments
11/12/18: Will House Dems help or hurt the party's chances of winning in 2020?
11/08/18: Midterm aftermath: Trump and Dems to refocus strategy on newly revealed critical voter base
11/07/18: Why Dems' seizing congress might end up doing little to affect the overall shape of the political state of the union
11/05/18: Describing this midterm election as 'like no other in a generation' isn't hyperbole. Here's why it is really about what kind of country this is --- and will be
10/30/18: Midterm elections are likely to change the calculus for post-2020 Census redistricting
10/23/18: Latest WaPo poll: GOP has narrowed gap; Dems now hold statistically insignificant lead in battleground House districts
09/09/18: Forget the House. It's the battle for the Senate that could provide the most drama on election night
08/06/18: Obama and Trump both bent demographic trends to win. Can Trump repeat in 2020?
07/02/18: The midterm elections shape up as a battle over intensity. Are Dems ready?
06/11/18: From world disruption to constructive dealmaking?
04/17/18: Mainstream media poll: Dems' advantage in midterm election support is shrinking
04/16/18: America's future in flux: The main demographic variables shaping the next elections
03/19/18: Will Trump face a primary challenge in 2020? Would it matter if he does?
03/05/18: What motivates Romney, at age 70 and with two dozen grandchildren, to decide to submit himself to the rigors and occasional tedium of a statewide campaign in Utah?
02/27/18: Redistricting battles and why governors will matter more -- much more -- after the 2020 Census
02/06/18: This is the week that the GOP truly became the party of Trump
01/02/18: Dems think 2018 will be a good year, but are they realistic about their own problems?
11/06/17: 2016 is the election that will never end --- still
08/14/17: Dems' midterm election obstacles are growing
07/19/17: Trump's GOP is not the old Republican Party. Congressional leaders just learned what that means
07/14/17: Foreign leaders see nation's governors as potential allies in trade talks with Trump
07/10/17: At the Group of 20 summit, who is the real Trump?
06/22/17: Georgia race provides a wake-up call for both Dems and Republicans
06/19/17: Trump's contradictory coalition roils elections in Virginia, Georgia
06/14/17: New reports highlight shifting social attitudes and shifting coalitions and the rise of Trump. Will GOP adapt?
05/18/17: Accelerating investigations may be miscalculation for Dems
05/17/17: President's crises bring the GOP to a point of reckoning
04/10/17: Betrayal of 'America First' pledges? Trump Nation confounded by Syrian foray
03/01/17: The contradiction - and challenge - of the Trump presidency
02/21/17: In the early weeks of the new administration, the humbling of a president
02/20/17: Will Mike Pence's loyalty to Donald Trump be returned in full by the president?
02/06/17: Anti-Trump protests may be gaining a lot of attantion, but party has no quick fixes in their bid to regain ground lost
12/12/16: A deeper look at how blue-collar towns turned red
11/21/16: From an improbable to first independent president
11/15/16: Ignore the 'experts': No one has a clue what kind of president Donald Trump will be
11/09/16: An upset winner and an uncertain road ahead
10/16/16: Clinton has some big challenges in final debate, and none involves discrediting Trump
10/03/16: Memo to Trump's handlers re next debate: No amount of preparation or advice will make a difference if the candidate refuses to use it
09/27/16: First debate was a noisy clash between two determined adversaries that produced electric moments and substantive difference
09/26/16: Debates don't often change presidential races. Is 2016 the exception?
09/19/16: Pity the election forecasters trying to bring some order to a chaotic political year
08/22/16: A turbulent week for Trump overshadows Clinton's vulnerabilities
08/10/16: Clinton has yet to respond to Trump's attack on globalism
07/26/16: Dems' gathering goes off its feel-good script, reveals wounds that won't heal by end
07/25/16: Leaked emails aside, the DNC has been a long-standing problem
07/21/16: Trump's acceptance speech tonight shaping up to be a make-or-break moment
07/18/16: A world in turmoil raises the bar for the party conventions
06/28/16: Will Brexit change the behavior of politicians, in Britain and elsewhere?
06/24/16: Echoes of American politics in Brexit vote
06/06/16: On road to general election, Trump veers off message
05/27/16: Trump is borrowing the GOP brand. He'll resist bending to party leaders
05/23/16: Is Hillary ready for the Wild West campaign of Donald Trump?
05/16/16: Trump seemed impervious during the primaries, but forecasts for electoral votes paint a bleak picture
05/11/16: Congressional leaders' one overriding priority
05/03/16: Questions both GOPers, Dems can't stop obsessing on
04/25/16: Conflicted ahead of Cleveland: The calls for unity behind Trump-as-nominee are beginning to be heard
04/20/16: Hillary won New York, but her image is underwater
04/18/16: Trump and Sanders find common ground despite deep dislike for each other
04/15/16: Losing their patience, candidates stage a debate which will live in acrimony
04/11/16: How Team Trump intends to win delegate majority as rivals prepare for open convention
04/11/16: Why New York is pivotal for Clinton and Sanders
04/06/16: Anti-Trump forces emboldened as a contested convention becomes more likely
03/31/16: GOP's patina of cohesion has been shattered by the candidates
03/28/16: Can Paul Ryan and Donald Trump coexist within the Republican Party?
03/22/16: Trump's ready to build our nation, not others
03/21/16: How Trump vs. Clinton would reshape the electoral map
03/07/16: Behind the rise of Trump: A spin-less look
02/26/16: Rubio and Cruz are in high attack mode, but are they too late on Trump?
02/25/16: Achieving the impossible? How Cruz, Rubio or Kaisich can still trump The Donald
02/22/16: Trump solidifies front-runner status, but who is his most dangerous rival?
02/08/16: Ahead of N.H. primary, questions for Rubio, Trump and Cruz
02/04/16: Uphill battle in New Hampshire underscores Hillary's message problem
02/01/16: Does Iowa really matter? And should it?
02/01/16: Hopes and fears in the GOP establishment
01/29/16: On - and off - a stage in Des Moines, the Republican contest in a nutshell
01/15/16: But can Donald Trump actually be the Republican nominee?
01/13/16: Hillary Increasingly vulnerable and ultimately invincible
12/21/15: Saturday night's debate highlights how events put Sanders at a disadvantage
12/16/15: Unruly fight over serious issues, with no clear winner: 5th debate is perfect reflection of GOP race
12/14/15: Trump's rise in the decline of the middle class
12/09/15: Along with Trump's rhetoric, the stakes for 2016 have risen dramatically
12/07/15: From Trump, Ryan, Cruz and Rubio, clues to the identity of the Republican Party
11/30/15: For Dems, it's not just 'demographics as destiny'
11/17/15: Ted Cruz's winning strategy
11/12/15: Fourth GOP presidential debate did little to narrow the field
11/11/15: Deep fault lines revealed at GOP debate
11/09/15: Trump v. Cason would be fun: Why let polls pick winners and losers?
10/29/15: Cruz and Rubio deliver breakout performances, but will Republican voters respond?
10/19/15: Is Bush's stock undervalued or a true measure of a troubled candidacy