Don't raise the debt limit

by Barry Farber -- Have you ever felt "The Force"? I have: three times. And there's nothing spooky or Star-Wars-y or spiritual about it. I define "The Force" as a vital point more…

John Stossel and my pleasure jolts

by Barry Farber -- Occasionally I'm hit with a severe jolt of pleasure; a strange pleasure; a pleasure most profound. You've heard, "Knowledge is power." With me it's also, "Knowledge is pleasure." more…

When a community organizer goes to war

by Barry Farber -- Somebody once told me that to get into the Air Force you had to prove you could blow up a balloon until it pops. It probably wasn't true, more…

For Obama, any excuse will do

by Barry Farber -- Regrettably, I didn't begin to understand the Obama administration until roughly 20 years before he was born. That's not subtle self-praise. I should have caught on even earlier. more…

Arm Libya's rebels now!

by Barry Farber -- It's part of human nature to admire bravery and reward it. We'll avidly follow the daily doings of Charlie Sheen, but from a sitting position. We'll rise for more…

Schools shortchanging our children? And how!

by Barry Farber -- At last something of value comes from the Department of Education. They just let us know that two-thirds of eighth-graders in Wisconsin cannot read proficiently. That's the eighth more…

Wisconsin's self-destructing whiners

by Barry Farber -- The first time I heard about sex, cuff links and unions, I didn't believe a single one. I dismissed sex as something the older boys made up. When more…

Obama flunked Revolution 101

by Barry Farber -- Why did she break the date? Diane was having lunch with him on Thursday, giddily planning what was to be their first weekend together. Her best girlfriend spotted more…

Jew-haters, or freedom fighters?

by Barry Farber -- Back in the third grade, a naughty boy would write the unforgivable word on the wall of the little boys' room with an indelible marker. The principal would more…

Throw democracy under the bus!

by Barry Farber -- Surely there are more, but I know of at least one man who actually changed his religion to get a good job in television. (OK, it was merely more…