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 Feb 6, 2012/ 13 Shevat, 5772

Doubting Romney with good reason

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | After his landslide victory in the Florida primary, pundits once again are saying Mitt Romney is the "inevitable" GOP nominee.

This time, they may be right. Mr. Romney is again atop Gallup's national tracking poll, and has taken a double digit lead in Nevada, where the next contest will be held. But Newt Gingrich has risen more often than the Undead in a horror movie, so the GOP establishment should stock up on garlic, wolfbane, and wooden stakes, just in case.

It would take the crime scene investigators from CSI Miami to determine whether Mitt Romney murdered Mr. Gingrich in Florida, or he committed suicide.

Newt is screaming bloody murder. Here's his evidence: Mr. Romney outspent him on radio and television advertising, $15.4 million to $3.4 million. Just one Romney ad was a positive. It ran on Spanish language television. Most of the rest were attacks on Mr. Gingrich. Some of what said in them was untrue, such as his claim Newt resigned as Speaker because he'd been found guilty of an ethics violation.

But pending a formal autopsy, I'm going with suicide.

Mr. Gingrich's last rise from the political grave came when, after dismal showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, he clobbered Mr. Romney in the South Carolina primary. Newt triumphed then because he did exactly what he had to do to overcome voter suspicion of his considerable personal baggage, and because Mr. Romney failed to resolve doubts about his viability.

Rank and file Republicans "know Mr. Gingrich is bombastic; stretches the truth; been a jerk to his ex-wives, and has been known to modify his principles when his palm was crossed with enough silver," I wrote then.

"But for many, Newt has an overriding virtue. He gives voice to our rage at a Wall Street -- Washington elite whose members gorge themselves on bailouts, subsidies, and insider trades; who've hobbled our grandchildren with massive debt that will stunt their lives and eviscerate their dreams; who sneer at people in flyover country, but kowtow to tyrants overseas.

"Mr. Gingrich stands up to biased, condescending journalists who slant questions and play gotcha.

"Mitt Romney hasn't. The rank and file want red meat; he's served petit fours. So they prefer the bad boy who fights for what they believe in to the Eagle scout who equivocates."

So Newt Gingrich arrived in Florida in triumph -- and promptly forgot what got him there. Abandoning the high road for the mud pit, he shifted his fire from President Obama to Mitt Romney.

Mr. Gingrich was certain to lose a mudslinging contest, because Mr. Romney has much more money, and because there are so many more skeletons rattling around in Mr. Gingrich's closet.

Newt didn't seem presidential when he whined that his record was being distorted. He did seem hypocritical when many of the charges he made against Mr. Romney in his own attack ads turned out to be false.

No coup de grace was necessary, but Mr. Gingrich self administered one by having his two worst debates while Mitt Romney was having his best. Gone is his reputation as a master debater.

Newt's suicide was induced, Dick Morris thinks: "In Spanish bullfights, the picadors torment the bull by sticking darts into his shoulders. Enraged, bleeding, frustrated and in pain, he lowers his head, snorts, paws the ground and charges straight at the matador, oblivious to the sword awaiting him behind the red cape. That's about what Romney did to Gingrich."

I agree, which is why I hope Newt is down for the count this time. His massive ego makes him easy to manipulate. Desperation and a thirst for revenge will make him an increasingly negative force the longer he remains in the race.

Newt Gingrich is brilliant, but erratic. He has no self control. An idea will pop into his head, and come out of his mouth moments later, with no reflection in between. Most of Newt's ideas are good, but some are awful. To a president who can tell which is which, Newt could be a valuable adviser. But he's a terrible candidate, and would be a worse president.

Newt Gingrich lost. That's the key takeaway from Florida. Mitt Romney didn't win. Doubts about him remain. I hope Mr. Romney realizes this, and does something about it.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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