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…

The Israeli soldier: Not what he used to be?

by Barry Farber -- The questions lit up the night more than the Hamas rockets from Gaza. "Would the truce hold?" "How can Egyptian President Morsi, openly anti-Israel, possibly broker a peace?" more…

Still not proud of being a Republican

by Barry Farber -- Polarization need not always be bad. I've long wanted to see the decent whites, blacks and Hispanics polarized against the indecent whites, blacks and Hispanics. A group of more…

What in hell has happened to you, America?

by Barry Farber -- A playwright was asked how his play was received. "Oh," he replied, "The play was a hit. But the audience was a flop!" For decades I've treasured that more…

'Get out the vote' drives: Immoral!

by Barry Farber -- This guru ran the toughest cult in all the Himalayas. The initiate climbed the mountain, and the guru initiated him by uttering a one-liner. After exactly one year more…

So many lies, so little space!

by Barry Farber -- My baby brother, Jerry, was the most adorable boy in North Carolina. All the girls chased him. One evening during dinner, when he was just beginning to date, more…

Romney's ginormous mistake

by Barry Farber -- Let me thank President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney for reminding me of Bobby. Bobby's not here any more, but we grew up together and he gave me more…

The myth of Obama's invincibility

by Barry Farber -- Hey, you professional political experts. Get off my back, neck and chest. How dare you warn me not to get too excited over Romney's first debate performance, and more…

Obama takes (another) tip from Soviets

by Barry Farber -- Remember those video scenes of the overweight Japanese warrior in a 15th-century robe solemnly walking up to a rather thick log sitting there with each end on a more…