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…

The Finns' lesson for Mexico

by Barry Farber -- It was a brief, blunt debate between Raul Castro and me. And I'm afraid Raul had the last word. To say that I was an American newsman covering more…

The lion doesn't sleep tonight

by Barry Farber -- Picture the classic "missionary" scene: in a far corner of the jungle, the Western missionary proudly teaching the basics of civilization to a crowd of smiling, heretofore "un-reached" more…

My kind of 'terrorist'

by Barry Farber -- Did Norway behave poorly or well under the Nazi occupation? Please don't leave me now; this will get relevant within 20 or 30 words. Norway had a lot more…