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…

Who took the fight out of Americans?

by Barry Farber -- It was the most unusual summit meeting in either fact or fiction. It's fiction, but you're allowed to wonder if fact would have been much different. A philanthropist more…

Pulling the needle out of government's arm

by Barry Farber -- This feels slightly treasonous to my beloved North Carolina. Even the mildest hint of a redneck past that has long been lived down and reversed feels unfair, but more…

Signs of a failing nation

by Barry Farber -- Great cartoon: Do you remember how absurd the Japanese diplomats looked in their tall black hats and the most formal-looking tuxedoes ever seen as they signed the surrender more…

Take a tip from Hitler … on energy

by Barry Farber -- Whoever it was who wrote, "The rich are not like you and me" never had a fraction of the proof I offer right now. The most luxurious apartment more…

Debauchery USA

by Barry Farber -- Maybe you had to be there to feel the power. I was, on New York's Fire Island, only one scant social level lower than the fabled Hamptons where more…

'Nation-Builders Anonymous'

by Barry Farber -- If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. And then quit. Don't make a fool of yourself. That wisecrack has many variations. My favorite is, "If at more…

Communism's rebirth – at our expense

by Barry Farber -- The cartoon showed two 6-year-old boys sitting on a fence admiring a 5-year-old girl, nose in the air, perky and cute as a speckled puppy under a red more…