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 5, 2012/ 15 Sivan, 5772

Petraeus on ticket interesting possibility

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In a Gallup poll May 23, more disapproved of Vice President Joe Biden (45 percent) than approved (42 percent.) In 12 swing states, Slow Joe was underwater 40-52, intensifying speculation President Barack Obama may dump him for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

While the president has an embarrassment for a running mate, Mitt Romney has an embarrassment of riches from which to choose. He can't go wrong if he picks from among governors Mitch Daniels (Indiana), Bobby Jindal (Louisiana), Chris Christie (New Jersey), Bob McDonnell (Virginia) and Scott Walker (Wisconsin); senators Rob Portman (Ohio) and Marco Rubio (Florida); and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.

But even if Mr. Biden continues to commit a gaffe a week, I doubt he'd hurt Mr. Obama much, because people vote on the basis of what they think of the presidential candidates. So its unlikely any of the aforementioned Republicans would gain for Mr. Romney many votes he wouldn't otherwise have had.

There's one guy who could matter more, thinks former National Security Council staffer Paul Miller. When Gallup last polled on him in April 2011, Americans rated Gen. David Petraeus favorably, 61- 7 percent. That poll may have been what prompted Mr. Obama to make Gen. Petraeus CIA director.

Gen. Petraeus "has stated clearly numerous times before, he will not seek elected office," a CIA spokeswoman said after ABC News included him last month on a list of potential vice presidential candidates.

But "will not seek" is not the same as "will not accept." Why might Gen. Petraeus leave the Obama administration to run against it?

For the same reason he stepped down from a bigger job to take over in Afghanistan when the president asked him to, and then accepted the CIA post when he ought to have been made chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Gen. Petraeus is a patriot.

So he can't be happy his hard-won victory in Iraq may be lost by the Obama administration's neglect. Nor can he be pleased the president has quit on the war in Afghanistan, but left the troops in harm's way. He must be distressed by Mr. Obama's plans to slash spending for defense.

In his new job, Gen. Petraeus must be appalled by two recent intelligence breaches traceable to the White House.

• The CIA foiled an al-Qaida plot to bomb an airliner when a double-agent persuaded the bomb makers to turn the new bomb over to him, The Associated Press reported May 8.

The CIA had nothing to do with this. The double-agent worked for British intelligence, which was furious because the AP story blew an ongoing operation.

White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan had disclosed in a teleconference with frequent guests on TV news shows that the U.S. had a man on the inside.

This was not the first time Mr. Brennan's loose lips have hurt our country. The Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden also captured a lot of documents. When Mr. Brennan publicly disclosed their existence, he drained them of much of their intelligence value.

• An Obama appointee in the Department of Defense disclosed the true identity of SEAL Team Six's commander to a Hollywood producer.

This abuse of intelligence for partisan political purposes can't be sitting well with the patriot at Langley.

Why might Mr. Romney want him on the ticket?

Mr. Romney has economic expertise, but no experience in national security. A Romney-Petraeus ticket would be "balanced" in a way most beneficial to the country. If the economy is the dominant issue, Mr. Obama will try to distract attention from it, in part by trumpeting his alleged "accomplishments" in foreign policy. The presence of Gen. Petraeus on the GOP ticket would turn that strategy to ashes.

We assume the economy will be the dominant issue. But if there is a big war in the Middle East this fall, our assumptions may change.

Important questions must be answered before "Vice President Petraeus" is more than an intriguing possibility. We don't know whether he's a Republican or a Democrat. But we didn't know that about Gen. Dwight Eisenhower either, before 1952. That worked out OK.

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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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