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Rob Taub
Rob Taub has enjoyed an eclectic career in film, television, theater and journalism. His work in television has encompassed everything from scripted comedies to World Wrestling Entertainment. As a journalist Rob has written more than 100 articles for top tier outlets including People Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Rob's distinctive voice can be heard in several of the Coen Brothers most memorable movies including Miller's Crossing and Barton Fink and he is the Executive Producer of the independent film, Plan B. Rob's latest television venture has been that of a political pundit/humorist on Fox News where he shares his unique perspective on the world with viewers. He also plays the role of Russell Carlton on The Onion News Network and is a regular contributor to numerous Sirius XM radio shows where he offers his opinions on politics, sports and current events. Rob hosted Tech Hub, a weekly radio show on WOR AM and is a frequent speaker/commentator on diet, fitness and health. Rob is a graduate of Ithaca College. Learn more about Rob at twitter @robmtaub

Entries by Rob Taub

Innovate Never Imitate

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 1:46 PM

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The International Thriller Writers motto is "Innovate Never Imitate," and part of the organization's mission statement "is to provide a way for successful, bestselling authors to help debut and midlist authors advance their careers." They did so...

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Phil Jackson Is Mellow About Melo

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 4:10 PM

I have a friend who doesn't follow sports and recently asked me why I'm "so obsessed with this Mee-low guy." He was referring to Carmelo Anthony, aka Melo, who I seem to talk about more than my children or our dog. Despite my blog and Twitter attacks on...

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Sacrifices of the 1%

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 1:18 AM

Akin to the suffering of middle class and poor families in these difficult economic times, the one percent are struggling as well behind their gilded walls and mother-of-pearl-lined pools. We have documented several of these cases for the public record from an elaborate hidden network of trusted personal assistants, computer...

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Meet the Mets Fans

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 2:13 AM

Other than Marine One, the No. 7 subway line is the fastest way to a game at CitiField and it's also a great place to interact with other Mets fans. On the ride out to Saturday's game, I sat next to a talkative guy with a diamond stud in each...

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Triple Crown Trash Talk

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 3:16 PM

Like so many others, I've been inspired by the story of California Chrome. So much in fact, that despite not being a fan of horse racing, I decided to make the pilgrimage to Belmont Park at the urging of my friend, John, who sits in an area at the track...

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Why Sports?

(1) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 2:52 PM

I recently made what I thought would be a harmless comment on Rachel Maddow's Twitter timeline about government agencies being wasteful and ineffectively managed. The responses were immediate, angry and extremely personal. My favorite was this one (the nicest) from a retired teacher: "YOU PUTZ!!!!!"

Engaging others politically has...

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Why Hillary Will Win

(3) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 4:19 PM

The majority of Americans currently disapprove of president Obama and will surely be seeking a strong alternative at the next election, yet Republicans have mistakenly assumed the next president will be a member of their party, no matter who they decide to trot out.

This was evidenced at the...

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Admiring Our Current Heroes

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 7:08 PM

My father, Jesse Taub, served in WWII and took Memorial Day very seriously, but never explained to me why it was celebrated. Every year he made me wear my Boy Scout uniform and march in parades. Sometimes I had to sing songs. I hated it.

As I got older...

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Manziel's Magnificent Moxie

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 2:28 AM

"You've got to have an imagination to coach Johnny Football," said ESPN's John Gruden on early morning television Thursday.

Most of us have vivid imaginations that help fuel our hopes and dreams, yet we are too often told by friends, relatives, teachers and yes, even strangers, what we can't achieve.

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Shavar Jeffries: A Vision for Newark

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 10:53 AM

"I want to help Newark, because Newark has been good to me," said Shavar Jeffries, who after being born in Newark moved to Los Angeles at the age of nine to live with his mother, who was then tragically murdered by an abusive boyfriend. Only ten years old, Jeffries moved...

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The Name's Mamet, Clara Mamet

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 12:18 PM

Clara Mamet has an old soul. Something about her reminds me of Mel Brooks and Myron Cohen, except Mamet is 19-years-old and has probably never heard of the Ed Sullivan Show, where I was first introduced to their styles of humor. Nonetheless, Mamet's the creative force (writer, director and star)...

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Augusta National: The Only Magic Carpet on Earth

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 6:03 PM

Most of the small cities and suburban towns in America have a street similar to Washington Road. They are all populated by an endless number of strip malls, motel chains, and every fast food franchise imaginable, except that in Augusta, Ga., 2604 Washington Road is the address of the Augusta...

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The Tragic Wooing of Phil Jackson

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 2:17 PM

I love the game of basketball and my loyalty has always been to the NY Knicks, but after bleeding orange and blue for nearly half a century I've finally had enough. Many fans and journalists are under the delusion that Phil Jackson is a mystical savior who can resurrect this...

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All the Way on Broadway

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 10:54 AM

All The Way is an extremely ambitious undertaking and a rarity -- to say the least -- for a Broadway show. Although it features a major star in the lead role (Bryan Cranston as Lyndon Johnson), there are more than twenty other actors playing approximately fifty characters -- and...

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The New York Knicks: Lost at Sea

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 4:08 PM

Imagine if the Knicks were a boat. They'd be an expensive mega-yacht no doubt, but certainly a vessel anything other than shipshape. James Dolan may be the boat's owner but it is Carmelo Anthony's charter and he is too intoxicated with his own greatness to find water in the middle...

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In Search of Government Competence

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 7:00 AM

There are many annoying things about the NYC subway system, but the most maddening for me is the signage indicating when the next train will arrive. Last week at 6:07 p.m. on Wednesday I was waiting for the downtown local at 96th & Lexington when the sign indicated the next...

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Book Review: A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2014 | 3:55 PM

It's 1931 and Cora Blake is about to leave the United States for the first time in her life on a trip to Paris with four women she's never met. These five ladies are Gold Star Mothers -- women whose sons died in battle during World War I and were...

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Why College Football Unites America

(4) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 9:13 AM

Prior to the Badgers-Hoosiers football game, I was strolling along State Street in Madison Wisconsin with my friend, Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris while he explained how college football serves a particular function in our society.

"In her celebrated and terrifying short story, The Lottery, Shirley Jackson portrays a ritual that...

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A Big Voice in a Small Room

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 6:37 PM

We've reached a time when Broadway is producing shows based on movies and is habitually reviving old revivals, so Saturday night I was pleased to find a solid new drama in a small (89-seat) East Village theater. It's been a very long time since I've seen a show in such...

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Are the NY Jets Good for Our Health?

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 3:19 PM

Rob Taub:
I suffer from high blood pressure and I've been concerned that the Jets are a contributing factor, so I decided to consult my friend, Dr. Aristotle Tziampiris, who may not be an expert on football, but he is certainly wildly opinionated. Unfortunately Dr. Tziampiris is not...

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