Scrooged again! Who stole workers' sick days?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- I still can't forget how Merrill Lynch ousted its so-called "risk-taking CEO" for a $2.2 billion quarterly loss on his watch earlier this year. Plus, he allegedly approached more…

GameGirlz: A holiday success story

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- With so much gloom and doom in the world, why not consider the alternative? Here's an inspiring success story to lift your holiday spirits! My former acupuncturist Kerri more…

Lean and mean in the White House

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Time for a real human being in the White House! Not another neocon hood ornament/sock monkey! Fat chance! Have you seen that pathetic Associated Press piece showcasing the more…

Hotmail hackers wreaking havoc

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- You've known him slightly for years. He's a professional musician and poet, a spectacularly talented, hard-working Philadelphia-based instrumentalist and lyricist who's played and recorded internationally with some leading more…

Farther than the eye can see

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Editors note: This commemorative column, dedicated to the late Martin Lloyd Polak, originally appeared as part of a much longer WND piece.The first time I walked in a more…

Candidates' mouthy relatives

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Don't you just love it when someone running for president's relative – say, their spouse or parent – becomes a kind of designated ventriloquist's dummy, er, nanny fighting more…

'Scanners 2' – a post-Veterans Day parable

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- I hadn't taken the four-hour New Jersey Transit bus from Philadelphia to Asbury Park since late September, so when we came to Fort Dix the Friday before Veterans more…

A Thanksgiving Day fast for peace?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- While most Americans will be stuffing themselves mindlessly this Thanksgiving Day as usual, 41-year-old humanitarian poet/queer activist CA Conrad has a different menu in mind. The visionary Philadelphia more…

Pumpkins on Prozac?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Don't ask me what I'll be for Halloween tonight. To me, every day's a costume party. Finally getting around to parroting H. G. Wells, scientists now predict the more…

World War He: Lame duck, or just lame?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- My formerly fond friend, "Freddy from Fresno," not his real name, was feeling way off his feed, frightened by Bush-Wah, our putative president, threatening World War III if more…