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 Nov 30, 2011 / 4 Kislev, 5772

Room at the top in GOP field

By Dick Morris And Eileen McGann

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The conventional wisdom is that the GOP nomination race has boiled down to Mitt Romney versus Newt Gingrich. Not so fast! A contest limited to these two men would leave two key Republican constituencies unsatisfied. And unsatisfied voters tend to stray. Particularly in Iowa.

While Romney is the strong favorite among the financial and political base of the Republican Party and Gingrich is the strong favorite among national security types, neither plays very well with evangelicals or Tea Party activists. Until these two vital elements of the Republican coalition have been satisfied, the fat lady has not sung and we cannot assume a two-way race.

Evangelicals don't like Romney because he is Mormon. Unfair, unjust, bigoted - but true. Tea Party types don't like him because of RomneyCare in Massachusetts, a more legitimate beef. Both groups would probably prefer Gingrich to Romney, but neither is enamored with Newt. Evangelicals choke on his personal baggage and remember that, as Speaker, he tended to put fiscal and economic issues first. Southern Baptists - who make up half the evangelical vote - are not thrilled with a converted Roman Catholic from the South. Tea Party people see Newt as part of the Republican establishment. He's not as bad as current Speaker John Boehner, in their view, but he's not simpatico with the Tea Party, either.

In a two-way race, the Tea Party and evangelicals probably would go with Gingrich to stop Romney, but it's too early to have to settle for a candidate they don't really like. So there is clearly an opening for another candidate to make it a three-way race - at least in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Who will it be? Herman Cain is the obvious alternative. But he might have blundered badly by way of his inexplicable decision to "reassess" his candidacy. He stayed in the race and all that, but he seemed to waver. In doing so, he lent some credence to the new allegations of an affair just when it was being discredited by a review of the accusing woman's checkered history. If Cain can regain his footing and do well in the debates by returning to his 9-9-9 theme and focusing on the fundamental reform it represents, he could be the third candidate.

If Cain falters, can Rick Perry step up? Probably not. He has performed so poorly as a candidate that his incompetence has become its own negative. That, on top of his positions on the vaccination issue and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, would seem enough to bar a comeback.

That could leave Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum. Bachmann has never really stumbled. She looked bad saying that HPV vaccines can cause mental retardation, but she has been strong and effective in all the debates. She is obviously very knowledgeable on national security issues and highly articulate on the deficit and ObamaCare. Particularly if Cain can't recover, look for Bachmann to move into the void. After all, she's not far behind in Iowa. The Insider Advantage Poll has her at 10 percent, tied with Cain and behind Romney (12 percent), Paul (13 percent) and Gingrich (28 percent). We Ask America has her tied with Romney for second place, at 13 percent, behind Gingrich at 29 percent. It is easy to see Bachmann finishing a strong second in Iowa and getting back into the race.

Santorum has all the right positions, but doesn't really turn voters on. He seems self-righteous, complaining and somewhat self-indulgent. His subtext is always, "You are not giving me my due. I was for these issues before any of you guys, and nobody realizes it." He seems to see himself as the victim in the Republican debates, complaining about the placement of his lectern, his scarcity of airtime and the general injustice of it all. Not an attractive picture.

So look for Cain or Bachmann to move up, depending on how the former does in the next few days. Nature and politics both abhor a vacuum, and that's what we have on the right of the Republican primary field these days.


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