The Marx brothers: Karl and Groucho

by Barry Farber -- Both of America's political parties are Marxist. The Democrats are Karl. The Republicans are Groucho. I'm weary of dear friends who've been reading political tea leaves, wind currents more…

Newt's magical moment

by Barry Farber -- At the age of 10 I saw American's greatest magician, Blackstone, make an elephant disappear from the stage of the National Theater in Greensboro, N.C. Last week we more…

Tebow gives Satan sciatica

by Barry Farber -- This is the Tim Tebow moment I've been holding out for. I wouldn't unload my Tim Tebow feelings on you as long as the pro-Tebow cries thundered around more…

The anti-military president

by Barry Farber -- This is not your vanilla "don't-cut-the-military" screed. There's an unusual "lump" in it. My first boss in broadcasting, Tex McCrary, used to say, "Never hurt anybody except on more…

What a free Iran would look like

by Barry Farber -- Please try to read fast, so if war with Iran breaks out over the Strait of Hormuz within the next few minutes, at least you'll have been briefed. more…

That's not the last of the string beans!

by Barry Farber -- America didn't just get here. But shame on us for staying here. As early as the 1960s radio's incomparably brilliant Jean Shepherd (whom most Americans know as the more…

Occupiers: Not heroes, just Marxists

by Barry Farber -- How dare Time magazine link real freedom fighters of the Middle East with the sorry bunch of American "protesters" who shared Time's Person-of-the-Year honors? Whatever happened to the more…

In defense of Japanese internment

by Barry Farber -- Let's open one of the ugliest chapters in American history. When we close it, it won't be quite so ugly. You don't need Obama to apologize for America's more…

How to get tossed from a GOP meeting

by Barry Farber -- Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is to say "Congratulations!" People talk admiringly about the speed of the legendary "New York Minute." That over-praised New York Minute more…

U.S. surrender, Iranian victory

by Barry Farber -- Did you know that Romania is the only country to declare war on itself? There's just enough truth in this to justify a little laugh. When the onrushing more…