From condemnation to condone-nation

by Barry Farber -- Gays in the Boy Scouts? Scoutmasters, yet! Five years ago I'd have sooner believed you if you'd told me there was a campaign to grant long-repressed rights to more…

Females at the flanks?

by Barry Farber -- This is a column opposing the use of women in combat, but let me tell you what kind of column this is not. It's not going to slam more…

Why America won't have a dictatorship

by Barry Farber -- America's not going to be a dictatorship. It was funny, all of us good-ol'-boys getting out of college together during the Korean War and going into different branches more…

American exceptionalism? Off the charts!

by Barry Farber -- More than half of the American population believes the best days of this country are behind us. That might be depressing if America's best days were less than more…

The coming celebration of America's decline

by Barry Farber -- In eighth-grade English we read a poem that held me prisoner ever since. No Google needed; nor any ancient notes. Remembering, now, straight from 1944: "This I beheld, more…

Jesus' 2nd incarnation

by Barry Farber -- Until the mid-1900s there was a flourishing "Yiddish Theater," mostly along Manhattan's 2nd Avenue. I was two generations removed from the Yiddish language, but I fell in love more…

Every gun-control argument: Nonsense!

by Barry Farber -- It's likely you and I disagree over gun control a lot more than you think we do. This argument cuts a lot deeper than any "fiscal cliff," Middle more…

Obama's no Nazi – but ...

by Barry Farber -- The most brainless and witless proverb is this French one. Ready? "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose"; meaning "The more things change, the more they stay more…

Republicans: Get off your knees

by Barry Farber -- Has it hit you personally yet? You know what I mean: the real "State of the Union." I haven't lost a minute's sleep over Obama's re-election, even though more…