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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

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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

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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

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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

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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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 Sept. 5, 2008 / 5 Elul 5768

A live dream for Hillary's women

By Wesley Pruden

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Hillary's feminists have something new to root for this morning, a compelling reason to clap for Barack Obama with only one dainty hand. The success of John McCain and Sarah Palin in November would likely set up their dream match for 2012.

John McCain's rousing acceptance speech Thursday night, keeping the convention temperature at the fever pitch raised the previous night by Sarah Palin's grand slam, shows clearly that he's got the kidney to take the fight to Barack Obama and his garrulous sidekick. The reassuring sight of his cool, elegant 96-year-old mother watching the proceedings from a box at Xcel Energy Center arena, cheering Sarah Palin's roasting of Mr. Obama, demonstrates the rich depth of John McCain's gene pool. But would he want to stick around for a second term, only to leave the White House as an 80-year-old commander in chief?

Margaret Thatcher once said that if you want someone to talk about a problem, get a man; if you want someone to solve the problem, get a woman. Maybe that's sexist and offensive to the fragile sensibilities of our delicate age, but like a lot of sexist stereotypes Maggie's might be merely stating an inconvenient fact.

The Democrats thought they had a candidate with a compelling "narrative," but Sarah Palin, with the considerable family baggage she brought with her from Alaska, has put Barack Obama in the shade of his own presumption. The rogues of the mainstream media, with their relentless appetite for beating up on a 17-year-old girl, inadvertently set up a show-stopping entrance the Republicans couldn't buy. The governor exploited it with brash and confident skill. When she brought her family to the podium at the conclusion of the deconstruction of Barack Obama and Joe Biden that was little short of vivisection, Democrats who had expected to roll their eyes in bemused disbelief instead shook their heads in admiration. "That's just priceless," Howard Wolfson, who was Hillary's main man, said of the sight of the governor, cradling her 4-month-old son and surrounded by her family acknowledging raucous applause.

Some of Hillary's pals who are working hard to jump-start a romance with Barack and Joe, particularly the beautiful Hollywood airheads, understand only too well the Palin appeal. Annette Bening says it's "bizarre" to expect Hillary's women to vote Republican. "Most of the people I know [stretching across the fruited plain from Malibu to Bel Air and almost to Beverly Hills] are voting for Obama." Gloria Steinem, who once tried to explain the business of the birds and bees as something naughty between a fish and a bicycle, was driven close to hysteria by the suggestion that any of Hillary's ladies would defect to Sarah Palin and her running mate.

"Her down-home, divisive and deceptive speech did nothing to cosmeticize a Republican convention that has more than twice as many male delegates as female, a presidential candidate who is owned and operated by the right wing and that opposes pretty much everything Clinton's candidacy stood for - and that Barack Obama's still does."

But maybe not. The Democratic nominee, who has been in steady retreat from his crowd-pleasing vows never to abandon conviction and principle, Thursday said nice and even grateful things about the war in Iraq. He conceded that John McCain's advocacy of the surge was right and his own skepticism was wrong. "I think the surge has succeeded in ways that nobody anticipated," he told interviewer Bill O'Reilly of Fox News. "I've already conceded that it's succeeded beyond our wildest dreams."

Not only that, he now finds it "unacceptable for Iran to possess a nuclear weapon. It's sufficient to say I would not take military action off the table and that I will never hesitate to use our military force to protect the homeland and the United States' interest."

This is of course the kind of common sense that voters are entitled to expect from any serious candidate for president. Mr. Obama, with the White House in distant sight if not necessarily in prospect, knows he must retreat from the "fairy tales" of winter campaigning, as Bubba rightly called them.

This upsets the Obamaniacs who think there's adequate safety under the covers and if all else fails under the bed, but an adequate number of Hillary's women could decide that if Sen. Obama can defect from who he was, then they too can defect, and set up the choice of feminist dreams in 2012 - between two women who are men enough for the job.

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