Monthly Archives: November 2015

Is This a Great Country? Or What?

After yet another terrible mass shooting, this time perpetrated by some nutjob in Colorado at a Planned Parenthood office, the angry voices of the GOP have gone (not so) strangely silent. As vocal as they were in denouncing the silence of Muslims around the world following … Continue reading

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What I’m Thankful For

I’m thankful that I get to write this blog without being censored. I’m thankful that I  do not need to worry about serving any corporate master (even if that means I am currently unemployed). I’m thankful that I can still go to a … Continue reading

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Why I’m going after Eric Schneiderman

I hadn’t been planning to write on this topic again, especially not so soon after yesterday’s entry (so apologies to those readers who have no interest), but after reading an editorial entitled “Why I went after the fantasy sites” by New … Continue reading

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Could a politician have actually done something sensible?

  The news out of Massachusetts today is that the Attorney General, Maura Healey, is proposing that daily fantasy sports be regulated not shut down. What a novel idea! Clearly New York AG Eric Schneiderman, who’s trying to run DraftKings … Continue reading

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We Are Paris

I remember how in the aftermath of 9-11, I felt a sense of powerlessness, anger and dread. The atrocity in Paris has reawakened those feelings. I walked down the street this morning on my way to the Abingdon Square farmer’s market … Continue reading

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A Rose By Any Other Name

My question to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who just declared that fantasy sports betting is illegal in New York State, is why stop there? How about declaring stock trading and Wall Street illegal too? Seriously Eric, do you … Continue reading

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All in the Cards

All I ever really want when I’m playing poker is a fairly even card distribution. I figure if the cards break relatively even, then I’ll be able to outplay my opponents. But sometimes the cards don’t cooperate. Sometimes someone gets … Continue reading

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Three Weeks In

Next week will mark the beginning of my second month of my no-fun diet. It’s been an up and down start, which comes as no real surprise. Strangely, I was feeling a lot better last week than I have been this week. … Continue reading

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For Whom the Foghorn Blows

“This was a new recognition that perfection is admirable but a trifle inhuman, and that a stumbling kind of semi-success can be much more warming. Most of all, perhaps, these exultant yells for the Mets were also yells for ourselves, … Continue reading

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Star Turn

I went up to the Bronx the other day to visit the set of Blind, the movie my cousin Michael Mailer is directing, based on a script by my cousin John Mailer. Little did I suspect that I would wind up in … Continue reading

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