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June, 2015

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Stan looks at the U.S. — by the dollars

In which our columnist uses dollar figures to consider the national debt, charities, and the cyclical paradox of state lotteries. Comments (1).
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Stan’s advice: Don’t be stupid

In which our columnist commends Dads, condemns stupidity and wishes luck to a true patriot. Comments (12).
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Stan: Fasten your seat belts

In which our columnist plays a guessing game, ponders a beautiful mind, and offers his Oscar pick. Comments (2).
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Flag Day gives Stan a case of the Mondays

In which our columnist remembers a patriotic hero in preparation for Flag Day on June 14. Comments (18).
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Stan’s advice on wedding plans

In which our columnist considers cost-effective wedding venues, extravagant baseball salaries, and Hillary’s favorite excuse. Comments (4).

May, 2015

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Remember how we got here

In which our columnist explains the importance of Memorial Day, and shares his secret for great sangria. Comments (4).
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A bit of this and a bit of that

In which our columnist shares his thoughts on several topics — including Cuba, McDonalds, and gay marriage — but not Baltimore. Comments (4).
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It’s a funny world, despite the current state of affairs

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the Bay News, we are running Stan’s first column for the Courier papers, which ran back on Dec. 22, 1988, in which our columnist considers the Giants’ move to the Meadowlands, and the recent election of George H. W. Bush. Comments (4).
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Stan talks drought, polls and Iron Man

In which our columnist considers the California drought, Hillary’s sliding poll numbers, and Robert Downey Jr.’s dramatic exit. Comments (1).

April, 2015

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Is anti-Semitism really just jealousy?

In which our columnist contemplates two constants: anti-Semitism and the high proportion of Jewish Nobel Prize winners. Comments (5).

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Stan: Euro, you’re on your own

In which our columnist reflects on the falling value of the euro, and the rising political capital of camera-loving Sen. Charles Schumer. Comments (6).
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Stan tips his hat to patriot Israel Bissell

In which our columnist reflects on that other midnight ride to warn the American revolutionaries that the British were coming. Comments (1).
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Headed to Florida? Better bring money!

In which our columnist points out that the many Northeastern snowbirds flooding into the Sunshine State will need lots of cash. Comments (7).

March, 2015

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Stan looks at Hillary’s record

In which our columnist compares the former New York senator’s record for upstate job creation to Gov. Cuomo’s. Comments (5).
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Stan has some more questions for you

In which our columnist makes a statement with his questions. Comments (3).
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Stan braces for Internet taxes

In which our columnist notes that a tax by any other name would still stink. Comments (1).
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Stan counts topics on FOX News

In which our columnist informs the outgoing Attorney General how many different things his favorite cable news channel has to talk about. Comments (2).
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Stan watches a lot of cable news

In which our columnist talks about his taste in 24-hour news channels. Comments (5).

February, 2015

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Stan is Uber confused

In which our columnist considers the controversial smartphone taxi service, and offers advice on picking up women at gun shows. Comments (2).
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Stan looks at America by the dollars

In which our columnist looks at the money we spend on illegal drugs, Broadway musicals, and the pensions of disgraced bureaucrats. Comments (2).
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Stan has some questions for you

In which our columnist asks a few questions — after a tip on finding your unclaimed cash. Comments (5).
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Stan reflects on the olden days

In which our columnist recalls ‘going steady,’ identity theft, and the perils of yellow snow. Comment.

January, 2015

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Stan says what’s on his mind

In which our columnist contemplates crime rates, Wallmart shoppers, congressional pensions, and how truth is funnier than fiction. Comments (7).
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Stan makes some wishes

In which our columnist wishes for higher stock prices, lower taxes, honest politicians, and a nearby Trader Joe’s. Comments (15).
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Stan has some more numbers for you

In which our columnist discusses shiftless students, teen pregnancy, Latino politics, and death panels. Comments (10).
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Stan on terrorism, torture, and the Red Brigade

In which our columnist asks President Obama out to a movie. Comments (8).

December, 2014

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Stan looks back at the year that was

In which our columnist reflects while that fat lady sings. Comments (8).

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