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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 26, 2010 / 16 Elul, 5770

Why Palin's Man Won

By John H. Fund

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | It looks as if Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the ranking Republican on the Energy Committee, has lost her GOP primary to Joe Miller, a former judge who made maximum use of his endorsements from Sarah Palin and Tea Party groups.

The moderate Sen. Murkowski is trailing by 2,000 votes this morning, and she would have to take over 60% of the absentee votes still outstanding to overcome that gap.

Should he be declared the victor, Mr. Miller will be the overwhelming favorite in the general election in conservative Alaska and a national symbol of the Tea Party insurgency. He grew up in Kansas but moved west to Alaska 16 years ago. A former U.S. Magistrate Judge in Fairbanks, he is a member of the conservative Federalist Society. He earned a Bronze Star for bravery in the Gulf War after graduating near the top of his class at West Point.

Many people will try to explain Mr. Miller's shocking upset by pointing to the presence of a successful anti-abortion measure on the primary ballot that drove up turnout; the influence of Sarah Palin's endorsement of him; and how Mr. Miller's army of grassroots volunteers made up for a 15-to-1 deficit in campaign spending.

Yet one incident encapsulates all that went wrong with the Murkowski campaign. Seeing the polls closing quickly in the final days, her advisers unleashed a last-minute attack on Monday that featured popular Anchorage talk show host Dan Fagan accusing Mr. Miller of making false statements about the incumbent's record on health care. The radio ad featured a clip from Mr. Fagan's Aug. 5 show in which the host screamed at Mr. Miller and accused him of lying about Ms. Murkowski's reluctance to push for repeal of the Obama health-care bill.

But several hours after the release of the Murkowski ad, Mr. Fagan announced he was endorsing Mr. Miller after "further weighing the evidence." Mr. Fagan said that "Lisa Murkowski is now so desperate that she's playing a clip from my radio show for one of her ads without my permission. Let me make one thing clear: I believe Lisa Murkowski is a liberal." Mr. Fagan went on to say that he was swayed by watching a clip of an August 2009 town hall in which Sen. Murkowski declined to rule out supporting some form of "government-run" health care. "I am not so afraid to say that we cannot absolutely, positively not have a government-run plan, but what we have to have is a government-run plan that actually works," was how Senator Murkowski answered a question about ObamaCare.

The controversy about the ad dominated last-minute news coverage of the primary and probably sealed Sen. Murkowski's fate.

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