On the memo: Why I'd have won if only I'd bet

by Barry Farber -- The best line ever attributed to an American ambassador has to be the one Jack Matlock, America's ambassador to the Soviet Union, used when an American visiting Moscow more…

New holiday? 'I was wrong about Trump' Day

by Barry Farber -- Mark Twain famously observed that "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody ever does anything about it!" Let me borrow that template and observe that everybody talks about more…

6 WWII media cover-ups

by Barry Farber -- It's amazing how the public expects the truth regarding congressional acrobatics, while, this many years later, we still haven't even gotten the truth about World War II! Yes, more…

Trump's Norwegians

by Barry Farber -- How interesting that President Trump picked Norwegians as the model for the type of immigrants he'd welcome to America. "Thanks," say the Norwegians, but don't expect many takers. more…

How American are American media?

by Barry Farber -- It was beyond strange. In the early days of the recent Iranian uprising, the newscaster on Fox (of all places!) said something that made my more disciplined colleagues more…

Iran's dictators are teetering!

by Barry Farber -- Some people find Arizona sunsets energizing. For others, it's hearing anything by Mozart. For me, it's the Freedom Fight, whether won by Gen. Washington in 1781 or lost more…

J. Edgar, call your office!

by Barry Farber -- Once upon a time, I toyed around with people who asked how old I was. "I don't mind you knowing my age," I'd tell them, "but you've got more…

Trump's 'back to reality' movement

by Barry Farber -- President Trump, in his momentous decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, takes us all the way back to that school teacher in North Carolina who more…

You don't shoot Santa Claus

by Barry Farber -- In late 1957 there was a disarmament conference in Geneva. Well, forgive me. At least there was supposed to be. The conference couldn't start because the two superpowers, more…