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 Oct 4, 2011 / 7 Tishrei, 5772

Romney looks like ‘The One’

By Ann McFeatters

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | OK. We must take Mitt "Eat Your Peas" Romney seriously. It looks as though he might be The One.

Romney has been saddled with the image (in the New York Times) of the overbearing adult who tells you to stop complaining and scarf up those veggies. The image fits. We should eat our vegetables, and it doesn't bother Romney to drill that into us although we really don't want to hear it.

Despite Tea Party passion for blunt-spoken Chris Christie, he has been New Jersey's governor for less than two years, says he doesn't want to run and is not ready to be president. He should know.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was hot -- last month. But his stumbling performance at the Tampa GOP debate was similar to the Red Sox blowing a nine-game lead to lose to the Orioles, and the Yankees losing to the Tampa Rays. (Guess where the GOP nominating convention will be in a year? Yup. Tampa.)

GOP donors don't want a candidate who fires up the base but loses the general election when independents outnumber Tea Partiers. Rainmakers are thinking, as is the White House, that Romney is the only serious challenger to President Barack Obama.

So let us ponder Mitt anew.

He is his father's son. George Romney was a successful businessman and Mormon who became governor of Michigan and ran for president in 1968. George Romney lost to Richard Nixon, in part because Romney said he supported the Vietnam War after he was "brainwashed" by the U.S. military.

Romney's lines best left unsaid may be his insistence that corporations are people or perhaps "I am not a flip-flopper." When Romney ran in 2008, he outraged many for trying to reinvent himself as a social conservative when he was known as a pragmatist.

Romney as governor of Massachusetts is credited with implementing health care overhaul there, helping inspire Obama's 2010 national health insurance changes. But Romney's efforts to embrace/disavow/explain his plan have been painful. ("It was OK for my state, maybe not for yours or the nation,")

Romney is also famous for shipping his company's jobs overseas. He argues he should be president for promising job creation by not raising taxes, cutting spending and getting rid of those pesky regulations supposed to protect consumers and keep the marketplace honest.

Arguably, Romney's best accomplishment is saving the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Park City, Utah. He raised so much money that Park City is still able to train athletes from all over the world. Now that's cool.

Romney's big problem is that he has been kind of politically tone deaf. He boasted about tying the family dog to the station wagon on a vacation to Canada, thinking it showed him to be a good father.

In the midst of this current campaign, after one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history, he applied to tear down a $12 million, 3,009-square-foot beachfront home near San Diego and replace it with a 11,062-square-foot mansion, a Western White House for five married sons and 16 grandchildren.

Romney is getting better. He's smoother. He didn't let himself be photographed while courting Donald Trump. In Tampa, he insisted Perry's tenure as a job-creating Texas governor doesn't mean much. Romney said Texas has no income tax, restricts unions, has a GOP legislature and a lot of oil and gas -- but none of that is Perry's doing. "If he tried to say that it would be like Al Gore saying he invented the Internet."

(Kind of clever; Perry once campaigned for Gore.)

Romney says he's a "real" leader who believes in America's greatness and resilience. "A (money) contribution from you, today, will go towards advancing a campaign that is centered on job creation and economic growth."

Yawn. But we'll keep watching as Mitt jogs right before he jogs left. And please pass the fries.

Every weekday JewishWorldReview.com publishes what many in in the media and Washington consider "must-reading". Sign up for the daily JWR update. It's free. Just click here.

Comment by clicking here.


09/28/11: At last some good news on energy
09/21/11: Time to make pols squirm
08/29/11: America still shows the power of the individual
08/17/11: Like us, Lady Liberty in disrepair, but still strong