Tainted love: Is your pet food poisoned?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- "Cute puppy," I compliment a passing young woman walking a fluffy, animated black and white dog. Actually, it's an adorable 7 -year-old Pekingese named Murray who nearly died more…

The paranoia industry: Ready or not?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- EDITORS NOTE: This WND column, an abridged version of a much longer piece originally appearing in 1999, is a tribute to the late Jennifer Yael Bates (1961-2007), described more…

Campus follies: Fingered by security

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- I live very near a burgeoning major urban university that trains its students to become culture-workers – painters, dancers, designers, musicians, print-makers, illustrators, filmmakers, screenwriters, actors, directors – more…

Fits mom to a tea

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- My own mother introduced me to tea when I was a little girl growing up at the Jersey Shore – Swee-Touch-Nee brand, strong, dark, rich tea bags packed more…

A tribute to WND: Internet visionaries

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Congratulations to visionary founders Joseph and Elizabeth Farah and all the hard-working and talented editors and writers of WorldNetDaily.com for triumphing through such a tumultuous decade, and flourishing more…

Make me the next Rosie!

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Suddenly, Rosie O'Donnell is leaving "The View" – interesting post-Imus timing, no? – and everyone's wondering who will replace her. All I can say is my condolences, and more…

Secret postal rate hike: Democracy at stake?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- New York editor Rachel Wolff, who runs a lovely literary magazine called FENCE, alerts us all, regardless of political persuasion, to an upcoming postal crisis threatening to destroy more…

The war czar's Mourning Zoo

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Oh, please! Enough Faux Crow! Stop harping on the Bombastic Bigot already. Let's bid bye-bye to his slur-slinging Potty-Mouth Boys Club! Sure he's been nailed, despite myriad mea more…

Shocking: The politics of mental illness

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Apparently, the year 1972 wasn't so great for some White House aspirants, either. When presidential candidate Edwin Muskie cried during a 1972 press conference – after a political more…

The Boredom Files: They've got your secrets!

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Editors note: This week's column is purely an imaginative work of satire and invention.Not only is April "National Anxiety Month," but today, Wednesday, April 4, is supposedly "National more…