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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 Nov. 11, 2005 / 9 Mar-Cheshvan, 5766

Message to GOPers: When you sell out, you get booted out

By Tony Snow

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Tuesday's election returns in Virginia, where Democratic Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine thumped Republican Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, may be the worst news the national Democratic Party has absorbed in years — at least, if your last name is Dean or Clinton. But the results ought to alarm Capitol Hill Republicans as well.

In recent years, Democratic governors in Virginia have followed a simple formula: Campaign like a Republican and govern like a Democrat. Kaine talked about economic growth and faith and guns and crime with more fervor than George W. Bush himself, while delivering an entirely different gospel (sotto voce) to organized labor and left-wing interest groups.

It worked. He racked up huge majorities in Virginia's urban areas (including the recently Republican Tidewater) and lost by respectable margins everywhere else.

Meanwhile, Kilgore, the hapless Republican nominee, had considerable difficulty painting Kaine as a liberal (which he is), for the simple reason that Republican majorities in the Virginia legislature no longer behave like parsimonious deficit-phobes.

GOP majorities in Virginia's General Assembly have spent like wild since the go-go '90s, and woe be unto any conservative who dares call them on it. They react in rage when anyone suggests they stop fleecing taxpayers, who happen to form their political base.

In other words, they behaved precisely like congressional Republicans, who can't even bestir themselves to cut out a $230 million bridge in Ketchikan, Alaska, that even locals don't want built with federal funds.

Elected Republicans and their legislative leaders nationwide have fallen prey to the natural temptation to view power as their birthright, rather than a reward for hard and righteous work. This explains why they behave like reckless heirs to someone else's fortune. It's a little difficult to mock Ted Kennedy or Howard Dean when George W. Bush can't even say no to peanut institutes in Alabama or gambling halls (rather than, say, repaired levees) in Louisiana.

Republican officeholders made it impossible for Kilgore to run as a conservative, leaving him one option: warning about Kaine's liberalism. Kaine said, "Who, me?" and the issue evaporated. Soft Republican voters in the state's northern suburbs all went Democratic.

Democrats shouldn't crow, though. Kaine was their only significant Election Day success story. Republicans lost but one seat in the Virginia House and none in the Senate; they also won the lieutenant governor and attorney general races.

Virginia deserves special attention this year because it provides a pretty good microcosm of the national electorate. It's a closely divided state, where Democrats have closed the gap with Republicans and Republicans have lost their zeal, due to the combination of bad governance and Laodicean standard-bearers.

The next Republican candidate for president might want to take a close look at what transpired in the Old Dominion. The GOP fielded a lousy candidate, who got no help from a legislature that has become haughty, indolent and aloof. Kilgore dug his own grave by failing to challenge his colleagues to get right with taxpayers and yammering instead about the death penalty — which is hardly under siege in the commonwealth.

And don't forget about the Swagger Factor: A party that projects confidence and good cheer will thrash a Chicken Little party any day. Kilgore looked scared. Kaine acted like the cool kid on prom night.

The Swagger Factor has national repercussions because George W. Bush has lost his. His wavering conservatism has become an active concern among Republicans, who wish he would stop cowering under the bed and start fighting back against the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Wilson. The newly passive George Bush has become something of an embarrassment. At the nadir of his campaign, Jerry Kilgore actively dodged having to share a stage with the commander in chief.

Tuesday's vote also ought to throw a fright into Hillary Rodham Clinton, who despite having tried to tack rightward in recent months, doesn't possess the theatrical skills required to pull off the Republican-in-drag act. Others may succeed in dressing up like Ronald Reagan — but the public won't buy it from Sen. Clinton.

Equally worrisome for Democrats is the fact that money no longer reliably buys votes. George Soros-backed "reforms" got trounced by Ohio voters — which is awful news for a national Democratic Party that has become hopelessly addicted to alms from the eccentric billionaire trio of Soros, Peter Lewis and Stephen Bing.

Hence, the moral of Tuesday's election: The party that best praises limited government and traditional virtues will win — and if Republicans won't do the touting, Democrats will.

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