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Rob Taub
Rob Taub has enjoyed an eclectic career in film, television, radio and journalism. His work in television has encompassed everything from scripted comedies to producing World Wrestling Entertainment. As a journalist Rob has written more than 150 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. Rob has made more than 100 appearances as 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 popular culture. Rob is the host Of Stribling's New York, a weekly radio show on WOR-AM covering Business, Culture & People. He is a frequent speaker/commentator on type 2 diabetes. Rob is a graduate of Ithaca College.
Learn more about Rob at twitter @robmtaub

Entries by Rob Taub

Q&A on Trump Gitmo

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2015 | 5:58 AM

Rob Taub: Mr. Trump, you've discussed banning and deporting immigrants, but what are your plans for incarcerating criminals and other people that you deem stupid and generally worthy of detention?

Donald Trump
: When I'm elected president I will open a new wing at Gitmo -- Trump Gitmo --...

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Bennie and the Giants vs. the Mooch and the Jets

(2) Comments | Posted December 5, 2015 | 1:09 PM


My father was a wildly enthusiastic football fan, and during the season, Sunday afternoons in our house revolved around the NY Giants. My dad had great disdain for the people who lived across the street because they liked that "new" team -- the...

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Why The GOP Needs Chris Christie

(8) Comments | Posted December 3, 2015 | 8:47 AM


I saw Chris Christie on television the other morning when he stated that if elected president he would "take an oath of office, not an oath of party." It was refreshing to hear this from anyone, let alone a candidate in these highly...

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Book Review: The Promise by Robert Crais

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 8:14 AM

In The Promise, Elvis Cole has been hired to find Amy Breslyn, and in the second paragraph, with no preamble whatsoever Robert Crais drops us right into the middle of the action where something clearly unsavory is taking place.
A steady rain...
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Sylvia: A Review of A.R. Gurney's Wacky Love Triangle

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 6:22 PM

2015-10-27-1445979446-9944173-MattAna.jpg Matthew Broderick & Annaleigh Ashford (photo: Joan Marcus)
"Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished." -- Dean Koontz

I know a few people who don't like dogs and I've also met some who don't...

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A Fetching Sylvia on Broadway

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 9:21 AM

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We should all have dogs. It should be put in the constitution. It's not just a right, it's an obligation. -- from Sylvia by A.R. Gurney

A.R. Gurney obviously feels strongly on the subject of...

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Jon Land: Still Going Strong

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2015 | 4:22 PM


Thirty students from a Houston private school vanish during a field trip while at the same time a herd of cattle on a nearby ranch are literally eaten to the bone. We don't know how or why but given that this is a...

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King Hasan

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2015 | 11:41 AM

Funny and sad are two sides of the same coin. I think that most comedians are able to tap into deep subject matter.

-- Hasan Minhaj

My grandparents immigrated to the United States from Russia in the early 1900s, and my paternal grandfather...

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Bring on the Dodgers

(4) Comments | Posted October 4, 2015 | 10:27 AM

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I've been taking #7 train to Mets games for fifty years and I never get bored with the trip. I was on the #7 last night at 5:30 pm before the next to last regular season game and despite...

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Movie Review: 'The Intern'

(3) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 10:13 PM

2015-09-24-1443130502-7660578-TIN02309FDr.jpg Photo Credit: Francois Duhamel ROBERT DE NIRO as Ben Whittaker and ANNE HATHAWAY as Jules Ostin in Warner Bros. Pictures' comedy "THE INTERN," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Seventy-year-old Ben Whitaker (Robert De Niro) is retired, recently widowed and seeking something more in...

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Movie Review: Black Mass

(16) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 9:33 AM

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Johnny Depp leads an impressive ensemble cast in this well-made story about not only Whitey Bulger, but the FBI agents who empowered his reign as Boston's crime boss...

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In Defense of Matt Harvey

(2) Comments | Posted September 13, 2015 | 6:01 PM

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How many people have a 26-year-old doctor? Lawyer? Accountant? Real estate broker?

Not many of us, as most folks in their mid-twenties are just beginning their careers. Matt Harvey is no different. Like my son (25 years old) and my...

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Book Review: 'The Killing Kind' by Chris Holm

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 11:35 AM


Chris Holm has come up with a new antihero: Michael Hendricks -- a hitman who only kills other hitmen. It's a simple premise. Former covert operative Hendricks was presumed dead in Afghanistan and he's kept it that way, even from his fiancé who...

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Book Review: Make Me by Lee Child

(1) Comments | Posted September 5, 2015 | 8:34 AM


It's standard fare for Jack Reacher to wander into a small, seemingly inconsequential town in the Midwest, and Make Me begins no differently when he gets off the train at Mother's Rest simply because he likes the name.

He had no place...
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Trump These Thoughts

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 7:45 PM


I am the best. This is true because I said so. Even the sentences I write are the best except perhaps for the last one, which a teacher told me ended in a preposition, yet if I construct a sentence then whatever words...

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The Pearl S. Buck Starts Here

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 1:36 PM

2015-08-24-1440434112-8860552-Daniel.jpg Daniel Ezralow
photo credit: Jason Woodruff

I've come to accept the fact that culturally we are stuck with the Kardashians, Duck Dynasty and, yes, America's Newest Weatherman. However, it doesn't mean we should forget or ignore our rich history and the...

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The Long, Bumpy Road to Iran

(1) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 5:56 PM

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I recently completed an opinion piece on the Iran treaty but suddenly began having second thoughts about my analysis, which had focused much of the blame on President Obama. I've been angry about Obama's response to Charles Schumer and I've...

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'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 10:17 AM

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(L-r) HENRY CAVILL as Solo and ARMIE HAMMER as Illya in Warner Bros. Pictures' action adventure THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

I grew up watching The Man From U.N.C.L.E. ("MFU") in the early 60s. I...

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Can 'The Donald' Trump Politics as Usual?

(1) Comments | Posted August 3, 2015 | 11:08 PM

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The general public is disgusted with politicians and has been seeking an alternative to politics as usual, yet sadly, the only substitution available seems to be Donald Trump. I was discussing this with my friend Jim at our weekly lunch,...

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In Like Quinn

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 11:48 AM

(Photo: Mike Lavoie)

Sherlock Holmes once said: "You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear." Colin Quinn not only observes people and their cultural idiosyncrasies, he describes them with remarkably keen wit and empathy in his hilarious new one-man show,...

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