How we enabled the birth of ISIS

by Barry Farber -- In 1948, shortly after the state of Israel was born, the chargé d'affairs of the Israeli Embassy in London got a call from the Foreign Office. "See here, more…

Hillary's campaign torpedoed – by Hillary

by Barry Farber -- It's not often you see an opponent sufficiently obliging to stand before the cameras and say things like, "Empathize with thine enemies. Feel their pain. See them as more…

Obama's most prominent Arab trait

by Barry Farber -- They keep trying to "Arabize" Obama. He attended a madrassa in Indonesia. And he bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia. And his middle name is "Hussein." And more…

Dr. Gruber, are we really so stupid?

by Barry Farber -- On an airplane over Eastern Europe shortly after World War II, an American colonel summoned his aide and said, "You see that city down there, Lieutenant? How come more…

Did Obama really say that?

by Barry Farber -- While the semanticists have been grappling with the issue of which is worse, a "shellacking" (elections of 2010) or a "drubbing" (2014), Obama said – or is said more…

In the age of ISIS, pack heat!

by Barry Farber -- Some arguments should end. All the issues over horses and buggy whips vanished from our city council meetings when the automobile came along. The inventor who guaranteed his more…

Are Obama's airstrikes really working?

by Barry Farber -- It was the worst news-listening day of my life. The news wasn't all bad. The news was half-bad. That was the problem. Hold that conundrum in gentle orbit more…

O's foreign policy: Cosmic stupidity

by Barry Farber -- In 1944, as the Soviets surged westward chasing the remnants of Germany's beaten army out of Russia and into Poland, the long-dreamed-of anti-Nazi teamwork shifted into high gear. more…