About Stan Sinberg

Stan is an award-winning newspaper columnist, radio commentator, and features writer whose humor has appeared in everything from the NY Times to WSJ and MAD Magazine. Stan is a native New Yorker living on the west coast. His website is www.stansinberg.com and you can email him at stan@stansinberg.com or follow him on Twitter @ssinberg1
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Back to the Future

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When I was around eight years old, and this is way-yyy before there was an Internet, my father and his friends had this nightly ritual of “taking out the garbage” (apparently this was before “incinerators” too) and hanging around outside the corner “candy store” waiting for the arrival of the New York Daily News, whose…
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Judges On The Wrong Side Of The Bench

They’re breakin’ laws! Terrorizing communities! Creating chaos in the courtroom! They’re… Broward County district court judges? Yes, a mere week after I wrote about Florida Brevard district court judge John C. “Barroom Brawl” Murphy, who challenged an Assistant Public Defender to “step outside” his courtroom so he could administer him a beat-down for the grave…
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Land of the Free, Unless You’re Parking

If you want a graphic illustration of how society is changing, you need look no further than the San Francisco Chronicle, where these two stories appeared within pages of each other the other day. The first story is about how retirees who live there, mostly elderly, regularly head down to the piers for the sole…
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Froggy Style

My favorite story of the week is about frogs. Specifically, the tiny Taiwanese tree frog, a critter that looks like it has a severe case of goiter. According to a piece in the Journal of Zoology, and translated into “English” by the New York Times, male Mientien tree frogs have devised a way to augment…
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Bill Proposes to Make College Students Resent Lawyers

The California State Senate has just passed a bill requiring college students to obtain explicit consent from their would-be partners before commencing sex on state-run California campuses. The bill, SB 967 makes no distinction between two people who met in a bar a half-hour earlier and a couple that’s been together for a year and…
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