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David Sax

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The Upper Lip Albatross: Growing a Mustache For Movember is Tougher Than a Marathon

(2) Comments | Posted November 24, 2010 | 1:14 AM

Last week, my wife and I were at our friends house, playing with their 4-year-old daughter Abby. Not to brag or anything, but I consider myself one of Abby's favorite adults. When she's crying, I can make her stop. When she's pouting, I bring out a laugh. When I enter...

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Spend Your Way Out of Debt America: The government's solution to Wall Street's crisis is--surprise, surprise-- borrowing more money.

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2008 | 4:25 PM

I'm no economist (a trait I share with John McCain), so perhaps I need a bit of help in understanding the sudden, near-instant surge of market optimism that's occurred in the latter half of a week that was being characterized as a "bloodbath" just two days ago. Bad...

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Spitzer's Fiscal Irresponsibility

(12) Comments | Posted March 14, 2008 | 1:05 PM

It wasn't yesterday's contrived, meaningless apology that was the worst. No, that was expected. Nor was it the sight of Silda Spitzer standing there with her husband, dragged into the appearance and forced to face the cameras stoically, when she'd clearly rather be at home, downing Ambien with merlot...

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Electoral Obesity

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2008 | 2:14 PM

The nadir moment of Mitt Romney's campaign in the past week wasn't McCain's victory in Florida, but Romney's insistence on eating a lunch of fried chicken at a Florida KFC with--GASP--the skin removed. His rivals, especially the food loving, diet guru Mike Huckabee, predictably pounced. "Any Southerner knows...

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Deli's Second Coming

(5) Comments | Posted December 16, 2007 | 3:58 AM

When Abe Lebewohl opened the doors of his small 2nd Ave Deli for the first time in 1954, it was to start a second life. After a youth spent narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Nazis and Soviets, running his deli became Lebewohl's personal fulfillment of the American...

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When Did You Stop Counting? America's Dead Hit The Back Page

(7) Comments | Posted July 30, 2007 | 12:13 PM

This past month, another six Canadian troops were killed in southern Afghanistan, their armored vehicle blown up by Taliban insurgents just outside Kandahar city. The six soldiers who perished; Cpl. Jordan Anderson, Cpl. Cole Bartsch, Master Cpl. Colin Bason, Capt. Matthew Johnathan Dawe, Capt. Jefferson Francis, and Pte. Lane...

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