From God's mouth to your ear?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Pat Robertson blurting out his chilling "God told me America's gonna be nuked soon" prediction has empowered me to finally disclose a mystical experience of my own, certainly more…

G for 'George Mail'

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Today's column is an imaginary work of satire and invention, intended purely for entertainment purposes.Somehow, the Chimp-in-Chief, otherwise known as the putative Presidunk of the United Straights of more…

Happy 'Nu' Year?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- And so it begins. The pasted-on smiles. The fake greetings. The insincere air-kisses. The epic recitations, and subsequent repentance, of holiday excess. The acute gastric complaints. The endlessly more…

We the sheeple?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Yeah, right, everyday Americans – spelled Why-Owe-Ewe – are this year's Time magazine Person of the Year. My fondest friend, the ever astute "Freddy from Fresno," not his more…

Choose me: A Hanukkah memory

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Editors note: This column contains some holiday material that appeared in a prior column.While much of what we hold dear in the world seems suddenly crumbling around us more…

'An Inconvenient Penguin'?

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- What is it with penguins lately, anyway? Are they some zoot-suited stand-ins for human beings? The "Pathetic Fallacy" meets "Anthropomorphism" meets "An Inconvenient Truth"? Maybe. Wasn't "March of more…

Magic wand: Trading liberty for security

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Far too early last Friday morning, I am waiting at Philadelphia's recently redone Greyhound Terminal to depart on a brief business trip. Yes, I'm taking a bus – more…

'Black Friday' rebel

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- One major helladay down, two to go and you're already feeling frazzed out by bogus seasonal cheer? Surely, the world's too freakified lately! Still can't get over those more…

My Thanksgiving Gratitude Journal

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- The first person I ever heard of, maybe the only person, now that I actually think about it, who not only kept a Gratitude Journal, but made her more…

Thump, thump, thump: Election Day on wheels

by Maralyn Lois Polak -- Take a long-distance bus or train sometime if you really want to put your fingertips on the pulse-beat of America. That's why – instead of being glued to more…