A VIP lounge for dictators

by Barry Farber -- "I remember the 1967 borders," half-joked the Israeli comedian. "That's when our trains had signs inside that said, 'Passengers are requested to please not lean their heads out more…

Obama coddled because of skin color?

by Barry Farber -- Allen Funt of "Candid Camera" told me one of his favorite stunts involved the confusion caused by a vain old man who tried to throw a testimonial luncheon more…

Where was the 'Million Muslim March'?

by Barry Farber -- Are you sure we lived the same 9/11? That's not likely literally, since you probably didn't wake up that morning in Goteborg, Sweden, and fly to the U.K. more…

A creative way to disrespect Israel

by Barry Farber -- You know what hurts as much as America's new mood of twitchy anxiety? We're losing our habit of "good." The difference between America and a Cuba that jails more…

Communist China: Hapless to harmful

by Barry Farber -- For decades it's been merely a charming family story. Suddenly, it's useful. When my baby brother Jerry was 4, we were all having breakfast in a Florida cafeteria. more…

The beginning of the end of the welfare state

by Barry Farber -- Before his 1936 fight with Joe Louis, Germany's Max Schmeling was watching movies of Louis' fights. "I sink I see somesing," Schmeling said. He noticed that Louis had more…

Let's go, girls!

by Barry Farber -- They say jazz is the only art form that originated in America. And they're wrong. So did the pep talk! Knute Rockne (pronounce both "Ks"!) exhorted his Notre more…

The truth about Norway's 'anti-Semitism'

by Barry Farber -- The French call it a "crie de coeur"; a "cry from the heart." We Jews call it a "kvetch" (rhymes with "wretch" and means "complaint"); I like ours more…

Disrespect deserved

by Barry Farber -- The first time I was old enough to laugh along with the family was the night my father explained his tardiness to my mother. As a salesman traveling more…

The stalwart Norwegians

by Barry Farber -- Every Jew knows the feeling. When they're unsealing an indictment against a major income-tax cheat we fervently hope his name is nothing like Hymie Epstein. We're much more more…