Barks for Obama: Unleashing the furry vote?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Have you noticed, scientists have now developed a computer that can "translate a dog's bark"? Supposedly this computer can recognize "whether a dog was in a stranger, fight, more…

The Fear Industry strikes again

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Your best friend has prostate cancer. Your former art teacher was just operated on for bladder cancer. Your mentor and ex-boss recently died of lung cancer. And look more…

Clone home?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- I see where a Korean biotech firm plans to charge $150,000 for cloning pets, using disputed input from a renegade scientist. The first buyer's a disabled woman who more…

No President Left Behind, the Bored Game?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Editor's note: Today's column is political satire, mixing reports of actual news events with invented parodic consequences. My once-and-future therapist, "Dr Meg Briggs," not her real name, was more…

Cruel food: The murderer's diet?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- One chilly dark recent evening at a public transit station in Asbury Park, N.J., I bump into a pleasant-enough middle-aged fellow who shares his particular tale of woe, more…

A tribute: Memories of a hurricane survivor

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Editor's note: This column, which originally appeared in a slightly different form Sept. 22, 2004, in WND, is a tribute to the late, great, irreplaceable Beverly Drummond Mowbray more…

From New Year's blahs to bliss!

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Winter's abbreviated days inevitably bring prolonged darkness. Nineteen degrees outside, and me, I start thinking Deep Thoughts. You know, wondering about the Meaning of Life. F'r instance: If more…

Money worries: Rescue me, Ben Bernanke!

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Editors note: Since today's column is purely a work of satire and invention, it's assumed careful readers will discern the fantasy involved.I don't know about you, but, like more…