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 5, 2011 / 7 Tishrei, 5772

Dems' worst nightmare

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The worst nightmare for Democrats is that Barack Obama will run for re-election. If he's at the top of the ticket, Democrats will be drubbed worse than they were in 2010, indicated a survey Sept. 22 by Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg.

The worst nightmare for Republicans is that he won't. Hillary Clinton is the most popular political figure in America, according to a Bloomberg poll Sept. 16.

Democrats could have more sleepless nights, Republicans fewer restless ones if Herman Cain wins the Republican nomination.

These are heady times for Mr. Cain, 65. Long mired in single digits, he's taken the lead in one national poll, is hot on the heels of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in another.

Mr. Cain has been thrust aloft by the air rushing out of the balloon of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who in debates has been all hat and no cattle. After Mr. Cain's stunning victory in the Florida straw poll Sept. 24, Republicans are taking a second look.

Gov. Perry's swift rise and sudden fall illustrates the extraordinary volatility of the GOP race. Rep. Michele Bachmann soared like an eagle after a strong performance in a debate in June, then plummeted like a stone.

There is in this volatility a consistent theme: "Republican voters are searching for someone, anyone, other than Mitt Romney," said Robert Tracinski of RealClear Politics.

The race should narrow to a candidate favored by the GOP establishment, and a conservative "outsider," most analysts think. Mr. Romney has locked up the establishment slot. Ms. Bachmann and Mr. Perry auditioned for the role of "outsider," but have been found wanting. Now it's Herman Cain's turn.

Pundits who told us what a swell president Barack Obama would be dismiss Mr. Cain because he's never held public office. But no one serving in public office has had so varied or successful a career.

Born to working class parents in the segregated South, Mr. Cain earned a master's degree in computer science from Purdue while working full time designing fire control systems for the Navy.

Mr. Cain reached the top of the ladder in information systems when he came vice president of Corporate Data Systems for Pillsbury before age 35, then turned around two failing restaurant chains.

After resigning as CEO of Godfather's Pizza in 1996, Mr. Cain became president of the National Restaurant Association, and chairman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In 2007, he became a talk show host on the largest talk radio station in the country. He's written five books - all without assistance from a former domestic terrorist. He's an associate pastor at a Baptist church in Atlanta.

Mr. Cain is a terrific speaker who's performed well in debates. Republicans who watched them think he's the most likable of the candidates. As a tea party favorite in a party where 58 percent of likely primary voters view the tea party favorably, his chances of winning the nomination should be pretty good.

But Mr. Romney has formidable advantages despite muted enthusiasm for him. "Amateurs talk about strategy; professionals talk about logistics," they say in the military. So too in politics. Mr. Romney has a big war chest, experienced advisers, strong organizations in the early primary states.

Florida's decision to move its primary to Jan. 31 enhances Mr. Romney's logistical advantages. Only 51 percent of Americans have heard of Herman Cain, according to a Gallup poll Sept. 27. He'll have little time to introduce himself to the rest before voting begins, and few resources with which to do it.

Republicans care more about removing Mr. Obama from office than which Republican does it. Since polls show him beating the president, this may be Mr. Romney's biggest advantage.

But Barack Obama may not be the Democratic candidate. According to "insider" gossip, the president likes the perks of his job, but not actually doing it. Now that the cheers have turned to jeers, he may decide not to run again.

Mr. Romney likely would lose to Hillary Clinton. But if blacks think white Democrats pushed Mr. Obama out, Mr. Cain could get a third or more of black votes. If just 15 percent of blacks vote Republican, Democrats are doomed in Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

There are other reasons for Republicans to nominate Herman Cain. But the best may be his ability to bring blacks back to the Party of Lincoln.

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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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