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…

My lonely rage over illegals

by Barry Farber -- Chairman Mao pointed out that leniency to the guilty is cruelty to the people. When someone who's never missed a chance to be unkind to Communism relays the more…

WaPo's near treachery

by Barry Farber -- It's a good idea to back up one security disaster before WikiLeaks. What the Washington Post did comes close on the "treachery" scale. Ralph Peters is a muscular, more…

Racism 'lives on'? Hardly

by Barry Farber -- Generally in this business, if you interview, let's say, a newly released hostage, that's called "firsthand." My standards are higher. To me that's secondhand. To be firsthand, you more…

Illegals voting? Ho-hum

by Barry Farber -- Dictators have to jail people and execute people. That's how they make sure they're taken seriously. Democracies have to be as diligent about their voting as dictatorships are more…

Idiots in high places

by Barry Farber -- America's economy is in bad shape. But the country's economy is in better shape than its mentality. In the 1850s, a traveling theatrical group arrived in the beautiful more…

McChrystal's brilliance

by Barry Farber -- In high school, the consensus among boys was that girls cried too much at movies and weddings. That didn't bother me. In fact, I wanted more. I wanted more…

The American freedom gene

by Barry Farber -- There's a lot of dark talk around about the government shutting down the Internet, banning criticism of the administration, ending the "toxic" chatter from conservative talk hosts and more…

A stalwart member of 'demented fringe'

by Barry Farber -- Seldom does something I read cause my head physically to snap backwards as though I'd taken a good punch. A column by Dorothy Rabinowitz did it. If it more…

Don't dare root for America's failure

by Barry Farber -- Don't credit me entirely for this sterling character of mine. Lennie helped me shape it. Lennie Guyes was a year older than I, and, even though neither of more…