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 June 3, 2011 / 1 Sivan, 5771

Can a Palin or Bachmann be elected president?

By Dave Weinbaum

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The nastiest scandal of the decade has been the brutal attack of the characters of qualified, experienced and proven conservative women. The guilty parties? The MSM, NOW (no mas por conservative muchachas), Dem politicians and so-called conservatives who buy into this garbage.

Will someone please explain to me why Palin or Bachmann are less qualified to be President than Obama?

Michele Bachman may be a lot of things, but stupid? Where DO these people come up with that crap?

A mother of five, Michele and her husband have foster-cared 23 children. She's a tax attorney, owns a Christian counseling service and is part owner of a family farm. She worked on the Jimmy Carter '76 campaign. Then she came to her senses and helped Reagan win.

Michele was elected to the Minnesota legislature in 2000 and the US House three times since 2006, where she serves today. She's pro-life; wants to repeal Obamacare and replace it with her own concept of health care reform. Bachmann calls the Cap and Trade legislation a scam based on the man-made global warming hoax. She has introduced legislation to break up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and called for laws to protect our currency. She is a strong Tea Party advocate.

Sarah Heath was captain of the Alaska State Championship High School basketball team, playing the final game on a broken ankle, icing the win with a last second free throw. A beauty queen, Sarah was Miss Wasilla and finished third in the Miss Alaska pageant. For that she received a scholarship. After graduating college she was hired as a sports reporter. She eloped with Todd Palin and worked in the family fishing business.

Then she caught the political bug. Palin was elected two times as a city councilman, then two times as Wasilla Mayor. The city thrived under her leadership. A previous administration had imposed a two percent sales tax. Sarah cut property taxes 75% while eliminating personal property and business inventory taxes. In 2008 Wasilla's presiding mayor credited Palin's lower taxes with drawing major businesses to town, generating 50,000 shoppers per day and a lucrative job market.


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In 2002 Palin ran and lost a race for Alaskan Lieutenant Governor after which she campaigned for the victors, including Governor Frank Murkowski.

Murkowski appointed Sarah to the state's oil and gas council where she forced two fellow Repubs to resign for ethics violations. In 2006 Palin defeated Murkowski for Governor. In 2007 she visited the Alaska National Guardsmen who were fighting on the Iraqi-Kuwait border. She had an approval rating amongst her constituents of over 90%, by far the most popular governor in the country. While in office she made big oil toe the line and implemented the Trans Canadian Pipeline, a $26 billion project.

Sarah supported the Iraqi surge and is pro Israel . She has deep concern for the survival of the Jewish State. Palin has expressed her concern with the weak stance the Obama Administration has shown with our enemies—aka Iran , North Korea and Islamic Countries unfriendly to the US . She is also for drilling for oil NOW to fill our needs and grow jobs while reducing our dependency for energy from foreign despots.

Say what you want about her, but she's got a knack for successful governing and her background and demeanor is a lot like Ronald Reagan.

She is a great supporter of the Tea Party.

The issue most brought up about Palin was her resignation as governor more than midway through her term, after being McCain's running mate. She was dealing with a new ethics violation charge almost every day, brought on by Dem operatives.

Can anyone remember a defeated VP candidate being attacked like Sarah Palin was after the election was over? What does that tell you about who the Dems fear the most?

In a letter explaining her move, Sarah noted the insane amount of time and money she was spending on frivolous ethics charges. The cost to Alaska was $2.5 million. She and Todd, not being wealthy, were stuck with $500,000 in legal fees.

As a footnote, Alaska passed a law last year allowing family members to travel with top state officials at state expense. Also, where no ethic violations were found, their legal fees would be covered by the state.

Even after she resigned, Alaskans approval of her was 56% to 35%, stillmore popular than most governors in the country.

Palin, a pro-lifer, is a mother of five and grandmother to one. Her last child, Trig has Down syndrome and Sarah has reached out to families of challenged children throughout the US . Her son, Track fought in the Iraqi war.

Every time I hear Palin and Bachmann bashed as stupid or unqualified the only thing I can think to answer is, compared to whom? OBAMA!?

Give me a break!

Our President, with scant resume before the 2008 election, now has something to show for the last two and one-half years: A RECORD. Other than the success in killing bin Laden, his performance has been abysmal, getting worse every day.

He can't even rely on Congressional Dem votes anymore. Half of them just voted against raising the debt ceiling without significant spending reductions, thus siding with the Republicans.

A window of opportunity won't open itself

But I digress. Could Sarah and/or Michele be elected President?

Maybe if their first names were Steven and Michael.

Or they can gut it out, like Palin did in her broken ankle performance in her state championship game.

I think the American people have had quite enough of nope and chains from the Socialist in charge. Witness the almost unprecedented shellacking imposed by conservatives on the Dems and Obama Administration in the 2010 elections, much if it supported by candidates both Palin and Bachmann backed.

And as Mark Levin said recently, "A can of peas can beat Obama."

Victories often occur when you see no way to succeed, but refuse to give up anyway.

I agree with the Libs. I say either Sarah, Michele or both should go for it!

The country and the world need a real change.

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