America the humiliated

by Barry Farber -- In the mid-1930s, before TV, there was a popular radio talent show called "The Major Bowes Amateur Hour." The winners were treated well, and so were most of more…

All refugees are not equal

by Barry Farber -- Our likes and dislikes of various people and groups are often formed early in life. I grew up with a great fondness for street preachers, the fish delivery more…

Did somebody slip Trump a 'mickey'?

by Barry Farber -- Here comes one of those columns that cause the columnist's bosses to look deeply at one another. If the columnist has been more-or-less responsible over the years, the more…

If Buckley were still at National Review ...

by Barry Farber -- Real historians won't touch this one. It's much too simple, and complexity must dominate the faculty lounge. The typical NFL pass play that deploys at least three eligible more…

An American manifesto with 1 year to go

by Barry Farber -- Are you prepared to believe that America employed astrologers during World War II? Did we believe in astrology? Absolutely not. But we realized that Hitler did believe in more…

What is Hillary's product? Survivability

by Barry Farber -- She was in the fourth grade, and it was her first book report. The book she had chosen was about butterflies. Even though her report was very short, more…

Did you hear the one about …?

by Barry Farber -- Jokes can die, like every other living thing. Examples: The joke-wranglers tell of a third-rate American photographer who, in a fit of luck and audacity, managed to finagle more…

Some national-security 'imaginuity'

by Barry Farber -- What the world needs is "imaginuity"! Obviously, "imaginuity" is a roll-your-own hybrid combining "imagination" and "ingenuity." Examples: When white tuna first hit the market there was a lot more…

The feds are screening ... Jews!

by Barry Farber -- Let's see, which chapter of "The Jew-Haters' Handbook" has been lifted without changing a word and turned into U.S. government policy? They used to say, "Jews can't fight, more…

The solution: Bring back the draft!

by Barry Farber -- The comic version of this opening notion goes like this: You can tell a wax museum isn't serious when you see wicks sticking out of the peoples' heads. more…