The FBI's positive fumble

by Barry Farber -- Something that may have helped keep the Cold War non-violent was the arrival of the Moscow Circus in America in 1973. A good dog act brings Americans to more…

English: The glue of our nation

by Barry Farber -- He's right. But I fear almost everybody who agrees with him is wrong. Tim James is the Republican candidate for governor of Alabama. In a ringing proclamation that more…

Are we prepared for a nuke attack?

by Barry Farber -- The following comparison is admittedly outrageous. But I defy you to cite one single wrinkle of it that's out of whack with reality. You saunter up to the more…

A warning to the tea partiers

by Barry Farber -- The following has never been verified by me. Too many good stories are ruined by over-verification. Just call it "Southern folk-biology." We were taught that the magnolia blossom, more…

What Sarah Palin should do

by Barry Farber -- The man having dessert in the coffee shop demanded to speak to the manager. "This is the worst vanilla ice cream I've ever had," he stormed. "That's not more…

The Constitution is not remarkable

by Barry Farber -- Maybe I can't tell you how to build a great, strong society, but I can tell you how to destroy one. Just figure out the building blocks that more…

Deeds over words

by Barry Farber -- The young Jewish man was trying to explain the meaning of various Jewish holidays to his new and curious Christian girlfriend. He was haltingly and stumblingly making his more…

The lesson of new cows and poison weeds

by Barry Farber -- According to recent news stories, the Obama administration has big plans for big amnesties and the rapid assimilation of great numbers of illegal aliens. Have you despaired of more…

A socialist coup

by Barry Farber -- It was a military intelligence course. The subject of the day was "traffic analysis." "This has nothing to do with rush-hour traffic jams on the highway," explained the more…

Call me a 'birther'

by Barry Farber -- No single snowflake ever feels responsible for the avalanche. It's not just the "birth certificate"; President Obama has given us blizzards of reasons to question his autobiographical accuracy. more…