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December 2, 2014

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 May 9, 2014 / 9 Iyar, 5774

She's Baaack...

By Linda Chavez



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Monica Lewinsky is back in the news, this time complaining of her treatment by the liberal media, feminists and the Clinton Machine. In a long essay in the latest edition of Vanity Fair, Lewinsky blames all three for making her unemployable. Sorry, I'm not buying her sob story. Nearly 20 years after her stroll down the walk of shame, she's a far less sympathetic character than she was originally.

Lewinsky claims that her affair with President Bill Clinton was entirely consensual — no sexual harassment here, she says. Nonetheless, she complains that the media frenzy that attended the public airing of what sexual antics took place in and around the Oval Office in the mid-1990s hurt her far more than it did him. Maybe.

Lewinsky is right that Clinton kept his job — but the impeachment, Senate trial and nonstop media coverage were no picnic for the president and his family. He was universally excoriated, even by those who thought his offense was a private matter. In my view, Clinton should have resigned. I think most normal men would have, but then politicians as ambitious as Bill Clinton aren't normal. The fact that he didn't resign says nothing about what Lewinsky perceives as the double standard to which she thinks she was subjected.

What makes Lewinsky's bellyaching most irksome, however, is that she blames others for her own failure to make a go of her life. She acts as if she has no means for gainful employment, but the reality is that she's had many offers based solely on her celebrity status, including stints as a weight-loss spokesperson and as a host of a short-lived reality TV dating show. What she didn't get was a steady six-figure job in the media or, apparently, elsewhere.

She did earn a master's degree in social psychology from the London School of Economics — so why didn't she take that degree and put it to use in an area where her notoriety might have been less of an obstacle to success? Instead she sought out jobs in "communications and branding," with an emphasis on charity campaigns, according to Vanity Fair.

Even the Vanity Fair article is an example of Lewinsky trying to cash in on her infamy. The irony is that it will help the Clintons far more than it helps Lewinsky. Hillary Clinton, no doubt, is glad that this narcissistic display (yes, Lewinsky appears to be a "narcissistic loony toon," just as Hillary described her to a friend at the time) is coming out now rather than in 2016.

The rule in politics is get bad news out early and on your terms — and Vanity Fair seems to be helping to do that for Hillary Clinton, albeit with Lewinsky's assistance. There is no reason I can see that her husband's transgressions should be held against Mrs. Clinton. But getting the topic dealt with now rather than in two years makes the story old news, which is the kiss of death in our 24/7 news cycle.

Meanwhile, Lewinsky should forget about cashing in on her fame and get to work doing something for other people, not herself. At 40, she's a little old for the advice I usually give young people who ask how to succeed, but volunteering often opens doors to more permanent placement. Surely she could find a cause to believe in where she could spend time putting her social psychology degree to work.

If everyone runs at the mention of her name, change it — that is unless she is more interested in the attention it garners than in finding work. She says everyone recognizes her. Well, she could change her looks, too — lighten her hair, for example.

Outrageous? No, just practical. Lewinsky can't have it both ways. Either she wants to be judged for her skills and talents, or she wants to make big bucks as Bill Clinton's ex-girlfriend. The best way to get away from her past is to concentrate on who she is now. We'd all like to forget Monica Lewinsky's role in our national history, but we can't when she keeps bringing it up.

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JWR contributor Linda Chavez is President of the Center for Equal Opportunity. Her latest book is "Betrayal: How Union Bosses Shake Down Their Members and Corrupt American Politics". (Click HERE to purchase. Sales help fund JWR.)

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