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 Oct. 14, 2008 / 15 Tishrei 5769

Did you hear ? You most certainly did not!

By Jack Kelly

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | "My friends, we've got them just where we want them," Sen. John McCain said in a revamped stump speech Monday.

Since Sen. Barack Obama has leads ranging from 4 to 11 percentage points in the major polls, few conservative pundits share Sen. McCain's optimism.

Given the severity of the financial crisis, it's doubtful a Republican ticket headed by Abraham Lincoln or Ronald Reagan could prevail this November.

That most in the news media have abandoned all pretense of objectivity compounds Sen. McCain's problems. Stories unflattering to Sen. McCain and his running mate are hyped, while stories unflattering to Sen. Obama are downplayed.

For instance, most of us heard over the weekend that an investigator for the Alaska legislature concluded that though Gov. Sarah Palin had the right to fire police commissioner Walter Monegan, her motives were impure.

How many of you have heard that Illinois' attorney general is investigating a $100,000 grant then state Sen. Barack Obama steered to a campaign volunteer for a botanic garden that was never built? Or that the FBI last week raided the offices of Larry Walsh, Will County (Ill) executive, a poker playing buddy of Barack Obama when both served in the Illinois legislature, and to whom U.S. Sen. Obama steered several millions of dollars of federal earmark spending? You probably would have if Sen. Obama were a Republican.

Add in Sen. Obama's huge fund raising advantage and his strong performance in the first two presidential debates, the amazing thing is Sen. McCain still has a chance to win.

That chance will evaporate if economic turmoil continues. But if the stock and credit markets stabilize and panic subsides, Sen. McCain still could prevail — but only if he elevates his game in the final debate Wednesday.

At the heart of the financial crisis were the reckless lending and corrupt accounting practices of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two "government-sponsored enterprises" which at one time controlled 90 percent of the secondary mortgage market. In 2005, Sen. McCain was one of four GOP senators to propose stiffer regulatory oversight of Fannie and Freddie which, if enacted, might have prevented the meltdown. But Democrats blocked it.

Sen. Obama did nothing to create this crisis. But associates did. They include two former Fannie Mae ceos; a former Fannie Mae vice chairman who is thought to be on the short list for Attorney General, and the chairman of his finance committee, who pioneered the suspect packaging of subprime mortgages at her now defunct Superior bank in Chicago.

The radical group ACORN, better known for its fraudulent voter registration activities, pushed hard for the risky loans that have torpedoed the economy. Sen. Obama worked with ACORN when he was a community organizer, served for a time as its lawyer in Chicago, and steered money to it when he served on the board of the Woods Foundation and as chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.

Sen. Obama has blamed the crisis on a Republican-sponsored bill in 1999 which erased a bright line between investment and commercial banks. Robert Rubin, President Clinton's first Treasury secretary, said that bill "had no impact, zero" on the subprime crisis. President Clinton supported the measure, as did most House and Senate Democrats, including Sen. Joe Biden. Yet when Sen. Obama repeated this canard in the first two presidential debates, Sen. McCain let it pass without comment.

Sen. McCain also has yet to challenge Sen. Obama to his face about his associations with unrepentant domestic terrorist William Ayers, corrupt financier Tony Rezko, racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, ACORN, and others.

Sen. Obama is not guilty of crimes his associates may have committed. But that he chose to associate with them says much about his judgment and worldview.

Sen. McCain can still win this election — but only if he pins the tail on the donkey.

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