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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

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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 July 17, 2006 / 21 Tamuz, 5766

High noon approaches for the moonbats

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | High noon approaches for the moonbats. We'll soon know if they'll sit above the salt at the Democratic table, or be exiled to the outer darkness.

High noon is Aug. 8, the date of the Connecticut primary. The "netroots" gang of left-liberal Web loggers have picked a fight they must win, or suffer a potentially catastrophic loss of face.

In Connecticut's Democratic primary, three-term incumbent Sen. Joseph Lieberman is being opposed by millionaire businessman Ned Lamont in a race in which there is essentially only one issue: Sen. Lieberman's support for the war in Iraq.

Sen. Lieberman is leading in the polls, but Mr. Lamont is gaining. Sen. Lieberman evidently fears Mr. Lamont may overtake him, because he has begun circulating petitions to run as an independent.

Mr. Lamont's candidacy was encouraged by the left-liberal blogs, in particular Daily Kos, the Web site of Markos Moulitsas Zuniga.

The bloggers have had unkind things to say about Sen. Lieberman, the Democratic candidate for vice president in 2000. Among the printable appellations have been: liar, weasel, wanker, scum, warmonger and traitor.

Journalists who are lazy, biased or both describe Sen. Lieberman as a "moderate," but this is not so. He's voted their way 76 percent of the time throughout his career, 80 percent of the time last year, say the (very) liberal Americans for Democratic Action.

Sen. Lieberman has opposed every major domestic initiative of the Bush administration. He's against tax cuts and a ban on gay marriage; for partial-birth abortion, and as green as the most rabid environmentalist could hope for.

What Sen. Lieberman is is a liberal hawk. There used to be many such in the Democratic aviary. Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Hubert Humphrey, Lyndon Johnson and (especially) Scoop Jackson all were liberal hawks. They've largely been replaced by chickens. Aside from Sen. Lieberman, it's hard to think of a prominent Democrat who could be called a hawk today.

To the Kossacks, Sen. Lieberman compounds the sin of hawkishness with the sin of civility. Though he opposes President Bush on virtually every issue except the war, he doesn't hate Mr. Bush, and does search for grounds for compromise.

And that's the rub for the Kossacks. At a Lamont debate party July 6, the complaint he heard most was about the embrace Sen. Lieberman and President Bush shared after the 2005 State of the Union address, said the Weekly Standard's Matthew Continetti.

The Kossacks tend to share the view expressed by the New Republic's Jonathan Chait, who said in a recent op-ed that President Bush is a greater danger to America than Osama bin Laden.

Most in the Democratic establishment regard the Kossacks as a force to be reckoned with. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid; Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean; and presidential hopefuls Mark Warner, Wesley Clark, Tom Vilsack and Bill Richardson were among the dignitaries who attended a conference Kos sponsored in Las Vegas in June.

Every Democrat in the Senate with presidential ambitions (save "Slow Joe" Biden of Delaware) has said he or she will support Mr. Lamont over Sen. Lieberman in the general election, if Mr. Lamont wins the primary.

But there is reason to doubt all-out war with the GOP is popular with the centrists who (usually) decide elections. None of the candidates endorsed by Markos Moulitsas has yet defeated a Republican.

The Internet has given lefty bloggers and the Democratic politicos intimidated by them an exaggerated sense of their strength, said the Web logger Silflay Hraka:

"Say one 10-member anti-globalist organization in San Francisco comes into contact with another 10-member group in Seattle. Each feels that their membership and political power has doubled, when in fact nothing of the sort has occurred. Communication ... is enhanced, but the actual number of votes has not changed at all."

The Connecticut primary will separate fantasy from reality, Mr. Hraka said:

"If the Leftnet cannot elect a candidate of their own choosing in a Democratic primary in one of the most liberal states in the union, then they can't win elections, period," he said.

If Mr. Lamont wins the primary, Kos and his cohorts may realize their ambition of being the new godfathers in the Democratic Party. But if Sen. Lieberman wins, then the Democratic nominee for president in 2008 may be he or she who most vociferously denounces the moonbats.

My prediction: Turnout at next year's "YearlyKos" — if it's held at all — will be paltry indeed.

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