America the insane

by Barry Farber -- Brendan Behan was an overweight Irishman who became famous for starting fights, falling down stairs and writing brilliant plays. A rather advanced wit caught up in a discussion more…

Have Americans 'gone soft' on fighting back?

by Barry Farber -- It was bad enough when we thought there was only one armed deputy who refused to enter the building where the Parkland, Florida, shooter was committing mass murder more…

Why the 'vigilance' crowd is wrong

by Barry Farber -- The very air is alive with outrage and anger as more and more solid evidence comes to light that Nikolas Cruz had long ago been spotted as a more…

Is South Korea ungrateful to America?

by Barry Farber -- They sounded absolutely ridiculous on television, but upon reflection it was beyond logical. It was brilliant and possibly capable of preventing a war someday! Korean expert Gordon Chang more…

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…