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. 10, 2012/ 24 Tishrei, 5773

Eat Crow and Pray for Joe?

By Roger Simon

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | When Barack Obama was up by 4 percentage points in the polls, the media said the race was a dead heat.

Now that Obama is down by 4 percentage points in the polls, the media say he is dead meat.

The media giveth, and the media taketh away. Fickle be the name of the media.

The media mindset is dependent not on fact, but on attitude. And now comes a man who can change that attitude: Joe Biden.

Say it ain't so, Joe.

Say it ain't all on you, Joe, as you prepare to meet the Janesville Juggernaut, Paul Ryan, in the "Who Gets Lucky in Kentucky?" vice presidential debate at Centre College in Danville on Thursday.

In some respects, the bar is set low. Mitt Romney beat Barack Obama so soundly in the first presidential debate that the media thought it looked like Mike Tyson vs. Cicely Tyson.

So it's up to you, Joe. The stakes are high. The party faithful are in what Obama senior adviser David Plouffe used to call "bed-wetting" mode.

Big-time blogger Andrew Sullivan wrote in the Daily Beast on Monday: "Obama just essentially forfeited the election. In the first matchup between the two candidates, one was a potential president; the other a dithering wonk. I'm still reeling. I'm sorry if these are not things an Obama supporter should say at this point. But the demoralization is profound."

Wow. All this after one debate. In the old days, disappointed pundits would open up the whiskey. Now they are opening up their veins.

Calm down, Andrew. The president lost a debate; he didn't lose Seattle to a North Korean missile. The moon is not about to crash into the Earth. "Homeland" is not being canceled.

The British got through the entire Second World War with the motto, "Stay Calm, and Carry On."

The very least Democrats should be able to manage now is, "Eat Some Crow, and Pray for Joe."

Joe is in a tough spot. If he wins the debate, the media will grumble that it's "only a vice presidential debate" and it doesn't really matter much. But if he loses, the headline will be, "Team Obama 0-2."

But you can do it, Joe. Keep in mind that you were being sworn in as a United States senator when Paul Ryan was 2 years old.

You were made chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee when Paul Ryan was 16 and dreaming about becoming prom king of Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville, Wis. True, Paul Ryan did become prom king. But you went on to become chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Joe.

You are not chopped liver! Let the comics have their fun. Let David Letterman say, as he did Monday night: "Joe Biden is taking six days off to prepare for the debate. Six days off from what?"

First of all, it's only three days off. And second, they don't know how hard you work, Joe. They think the president tells you what to do and all you have to do is do it. As if.

Jen Psaki, the Obama campaign's traveling press secretary, was asked by a reporter aboard Air Force One a few days ago: "Does the president work with Vice President Biden in a case like this to go over (the) debate? I mean, is that a natural part of their conversations?"

"I'm not sure if they're having conversations," Psaki replied.

You don't need no stinkin' conversations, Joe. What can Obama tell you, anyway? Look down at the lectern and appear dazed and confused?

Hell, you know how to do that on your own.

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who helped prep Biden for his debate with Sarah Palin in 2008, told The New York Times that with Ryan "it's a different dynamic" and Biden "can go hard on policy."

Don't do it, Joe. The press does not want 90 minutes of policy. Policy bores the press. The press wants you to rip Ryan up one side and down the other. We saw policy in Denver. In Danville, we want to see blood on the walls.

"Hey, Badger Boy," you should say to Ryan. "How come if you're so sure Romney is going to win, that you're spending $2 million to hang onto your House seat?"

Stomp him, Joe. Crush him. Slap the smirk off his face. It is the only thing the media pack will accept.

Reminiscing Sunday about his 2008 campaign, President Obama said: "We made all kinds of mistakes. We goofed up, I goofed up, but the American people carried us forward."

Don't goof up, Joe. And don't depend on the American people to carry you forward.

Depend on yourself, Joe. And if you do so, the reward will be great:

You will get to spend another four years as vice president.

On second thought, maybe you should just let Ryan win.

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