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Sam Pollak

Sam Pollak
  • Saturday, November 8, 2008
  • You can bet Sears will be controversial

    The most frequent newspaper question I'm asked is why I ever asked Tom Sears to write a column in The Daily Star. Sears, a Hartwick College professor of accounting, regularly infuriates the more-liberal element of our readership with his ardent conservative prose.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Mon, November 10
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  • Saturday, September 27, 2008
  • A phone call that probably could happen

    "Hello? Senator?" "Yes, who is this?" "Well, for right now, just call me Mr. Smith. Look, Senator, I need to talk to you about a bailout."

    Anonymous The Daily Star Sat, September 27
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  • Saturday, August 16, 2008
  • Moms, editors always knew what was best

    The way it used to be, there were always two people who knew what was best for you. One was your mother. The other was the editor of whatever newspaper you happened to read.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Sat, August 16
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  • Saturday, June 14, 2008
  • Being picky about offers is no vice

    Hello? Who is this? Barack Obama? Hey, like you had to say "Obama." How many Baracks do you think I know? Me? Oh, nothing much, Just sitting here watching the Yankees game when you called.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Sat, June 14
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  • Saturday, May 24, 2008
  • Gender war has winner in schools

    A psychology professor named J. Philippe Rushton did a study in 2006 in which he came to the conclusion that men, by virtue of having larger brains, are smarter than women.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Sat, May 24
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  • Saturday, April 12, 2008
  • Blood on those cold, dead hands

    As president of the National Rifle Association, actor Charlton Heston was fond of stating that the only way gun-control advocates would take away his weapons would be "from my cold, dead hands."

    Anonymous The Daily Star Sat, April 12
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  • Saturday, February 9, 2008
  • Seeing the errors of my ways

    Hey, remember me? I'm the genius who predicted John Edwards would win the Democratic nomination. It says here that the Democratic Party nominee for president will be (kindly pause here for a drum roll) ... John Edwards.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Sat, February 09
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  • Thursday, September 27, 2007
  • Paid obits’ best feature is comfort

    "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." - Mark Twain, upon learning that his obituary had been published in the New York Journal.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Thu, September 27
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  • Monday, August 6, 2007
  • The public determines who’s good, bad in sports

    Here’s a baseball trivia question almost guaranteed to get you beaten up in the barroom after you ask it. Who’s the only person to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, the New York Rangers hockey team and the New York Knicks basketball team?

    Anonymous The Daily Star Mon, August 06
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  • Monday, July 30, 2007
  • Blame goes beyond Bush

    On her way to work one morning

    Down the path alongside the lake

    A tenderhearted woman saw a poor half-frozen snake

    His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew

    "Oh well," she cried, "I’ll take you in and I’ll take care of you"

    "Take me in oh tender woman

    Take me in, for heaven’s sake

    Take me in oh tender woman," sighed the snake

    Anonymous The Daily Star Mon, July 30
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  • Saturday, June 23, 2007
  • Call of the wild can be mild

    There are these two guys on separate TV networks who make a big deal out of finding ways to survive the most horrendous conditions nature can throw at them.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Mon, July 30
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  • Saturday, March 31, 2007
  • Passover memories resonate

    "Why is this night different from all other nights?" That's a question that will be asked in millions of Jewish homes Monday night during a Passover seder _ or festive meal _ in which the story is told of the exodus of the Jews from bondage in Egypt.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Mon, July 30
  • Saturday, March 10, 2007
  • 'That's so gay' should never be OK

    The kids file into the high school classroom with the usual talking, bickering and teasing. Inevitably, one student will loudly ridicule another.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Mon, July 30
  • Saturday, January 6, 2007
  • Daily Star owns up to mistakes

    Newspaper editors _ as all who know us would surely attest _ are the most affable and delightful members of the human race.

    Anonymous The Daily Star Sat, May 15

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