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 August 1, 2014 / 5 Menachem-Av, 5774

Will Jerry Brown Challenge Hillary?

By Dick Morris

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | He lost to Jimmy Carter in 1976 and sixteen years later to Bill Clinton in 1992. Now, twenty-four years later, in 2016, he may run again. Jerry Brown may seem like ancient history, but he is only nine years Hillary's senior and may well challenge her for the Democratic Party nomination.

Coasting to an easy re-election victory in the nation's largest state, he likely is avoiding talk of running so as not to interfere with his first task — that of piling up a huge margin in California. But once his victory is cast in stone, one wonders if he will emerge again on the national stage.

Brown's campaign of 1992 appears perfectly suited to contest the nomination against Hillary Clinton. His emphasis back then was on the "incumbent party", a bi-partisan amalgamation of crony capitalists, fund raisers, PACs, and rich donors — precisely the people now closest to the Clintons. All that he said in 1992 turned out to be true and then some. His message resonated back then. He entered the race late and won a stunning upset victory in Connecticut. He lost the New York primary only after indicating that he would consider Jessie Jackson as a running mate. But his emphasis on fighting big money worked very, very well back then. Imagine how it would do now!

With his reputation for integrity and asceticism, Governor Brown's warnings about big money combining with big government will strike voters as a direct contrast to the Clinton's $150 million income since leaving the White House.

Specifically, Brown could inveigh against Goldman Sachs and the Wall Street money that finances the Clintons. He could use the income inequality issue against her and run rings around her aspirations to understand the problems of the average American.

As Governor, Brown has proven himself, again, to be a good administrator and a better politician. He balanced his budget by audaciously and successfully persuading California voters to approve an income and sales tax increase in a referendum. He's blazed a new path by emphasizing empowerment of local government.

On environmental issues, his record will appeal deeply to liberals and California's efforts to combat climate change are legendary. Undaunted by Congress' failure to approve cap and trade, he took advantage of heading the eighth largest economy in the world and instituted it on a state-wide basis, partnering with the European Union to implement it.

As Hillary has had such a rocky launch on her disastrous book tour, Democrats may begin to cast about for alternatives in 2016. Elizabeth Warren is the obvious choice, but her reluctance could prove real. Brown, never reluctant to run, might jump into the race and shape it around his issues and his campaigning style.

With 535 delegates (out of a national total of 5,083), California weighs heavily in the selection process. Its late primary (June 6, 2016) makes it the final arbiter of the winner in any closely contested race. With most Democratic primaries choosing delegates by proportional representation, Brown's California base could be the coup de grace in awarding the nomination.

The biggest negative Brown would have to face is the age issue. But when a 78 year-old man runs against a 69 year-old woman, how can age be the determining factor?

The more relevant concern is the national momentum for a woman president. Brown would have to fly in the face of that wind. But if Warren were to run, the feminist vote might be divided, giving Brown a better chance.

Will Brown run?

Why not? It's obviously now or never for him. He has successfully surmounted the physical challenges of a difficult governorship and two recent statewide campaigns. Does the fire horse ever not answer the bell?

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