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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

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 Sept. 20, 2010 / 12 Tishrei, 5771

No tea parties for McCain

By David Broder



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | As Republican leaders assess a Tea Party movement that has both energized and polarized their ranks, John McCain takes a generally benign view of the political landscape -- but clearly comes down on the side of the traditional establishment rather than with the young rebels.

I was eager to catch up with McCain after his searing summer experience of having to fight for renomination to a fifth term against former Arizona representative J.D. Hayworth, a spiritual ally of the Tea Partyers. So the first week that Congress was back at work, I sought out McCain.

Having buried the talk-show host under $21 million of TV ads and 37 town meetings, McCain now faces only a minimal general election challenge from Tucson City Council member Rodney Glassman, a Democrat.

But when I remarked that McCain must be reveling in the freedom that has come to him at age 74, he demurred, saying, "I'm comfortable, but I still have responsibilities."

When I asked what goals remain, he spoke immediately of the economy -- never his strong suit but the overriding concern for his constituents, who are suffering from high unemployment and one of the worst foreclosure epidemics in the country.

Next, national security -- a longtime preoccupation for the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee, especially the unfinished engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq and the growing threat from Iran.

"And," he said, "I hope I'll have the opportunity to spend some time helping and mentoring the next generation of Republicans who are ready to move in here."

This led to his reminiscence of 1980, the year that provided entree to Washington for McCain and many others of his generation. The key to that election, he said, was the erosion of Jimmy Carter's personal leadership with the Iran hostage crisis and the rebellion of liberal Democrats against the White House.

"Now the voters still like Barack Obama," McCain said, "but they have come to disagree with his policies" -- so the door is again open to newcomers.

It was only when McCain began describing his plans for the coming campaign and his hopes for the Senate that it became clear where his influence will be felt in the struggles emerging within the GOP.

I got no sense that McCain will lead the charge against the Tea Party forces. When I asked directly whether he saw their success in primaries in Delaware, Alaska, Nevada, Kentucky, Colorado and other states as a threat to the GOP's viability, he said no. After all, Sarah Palin, the Alaska governor he elevated to national prominence and who campaigned for him in Arizona this summer, has been part of many of those victories.

But when I asked where he'd be campaigning outside Arizona this fall, he mentioned not one of the Tea Party winners. Instead, the Senate candidates who can expect a visit from him are Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire, Carly Fiorina in California, Mark Kirk in Illinois and Rob Portman in Ohio. All are conventional, business-oriented Republicans, none of them remotely anti-establishment.

And when discussing the next generation of stars he hopes to mentor, he started with Ayotte and Fiorina and added Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, his sidekick on many Senate trips to Iraq. Nothing was said about the other senator from South Carolina, Jim DeMint, who has come to match Palin as the champion of underdog Tea Partyers. But McCain added two Democratic senators, Tom and Mark Udall, from New Mexico and Colorado, respectively, reminding me that in a previous generation, Mo Udall -- their father and uncle -- had taken the young McCain under his wing.

McCain has not failed to notice that the same polls that forecast Republican gains in November also show less public confidence in the GOP than in the Democrats. Why? "In part, it's the Bush hangover," he said, "and we haven't given the voters much of an idea of what we'd do. We need four or five clear proposals."

Because of that Republican infirmity, McCain said, a post-election Obama could hope for a positive response if he emulates the post-1994 Bill Clinton and reaches out to Republicans for support in the next Congress. Looking back on Obama's failure to connect as the 111th Congress winds to a close, McCain said, "It never happened this time, but it still could."

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