Did patriotism fall, or was it pushed?

by Barry Farber -- On the 40th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, veterans and their wives converged on Normandy from America, Britain and Germany. They were the veterans of that more…

Mr. President, learn from Ceausescu!

by Barry Farber -- This is not to suggest that American presidents should allot a lot of time studying the downfall of Communist dictators. But some ugly headlines lately do suggest that more…

Oh, to see the look on their faces!

by Barry Farber -- "It's really not my place to ask, Ma'am," said the delivery man from the horse ranch to the lady of the house, as he counted the thick wad more…

Don't you know there's a war on?

by Barry Farber -- During World War II, whenever you asked for an extra pat of butter or an extra lump of sugar or another cup of coffee, you got the gruff, more…

Why burning a Quran is a terrible idea

by Barry Farber -- Usually I fall for whatever the one talking is saying. I've been told that if I were a woman, I'd be pregnant all the time. So, how did more…

Expel the enemies among us

by Barry Farber -- During World War II, a popular comic book ran a story about an entire Japanese infantry division that had somehow managed to sneak into New York City's Central more…

WikiLeaks strikes, Americans yawn

by Barry Farber -- It was the most forlorn outcry in the most forlorn presidential campaign, yet it reverberates through my recollection like some portentous sound effect, signaling epic or epitaph. Bob more…

The Brits' bush-league anti-Semitism

by Barry Farber -- So, what's new in anti-Semitism? Well, a British judge unleashed a niagara of anti-Semitic remarks to twist a "not guilty" verdict out of a jury deliberating the fate more…

The other justification for nuking Japan

by Barry Farber -- Around this time of year the press releases add up by the troy ton announcing anguished marches, prayer vigils, concerts and unbridled apologies for America's "shameful" use of more…