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…

Why the Saints prevailed

by Barry Farber -- Who needs long pep talks? The New Orleans Saints won. So did Scott Brown. That's enough pep talk. The argument is whether "heart," "spirit" – you know, all more…

Currency collapse in America's future?

by Barry Farber -- Folksinger, songwriter and ever-sharp wit Oscar Brand got a nice laugh out of me when he recalled that his father once worked in western Canada as an interpreter more…

Politicians: Glorified disc jockeys

by Barry Farber -- It was a book for young boys entitled something like "Jack Armstrong and the Mystery Eye." Jack Armstrong was American, but he spent time in India where Hindu more…

Dem damage control in Massachusetts

by Barry Farber -- Showman Mike Todd was famous for saying, "Never take the audience backstage." I now violate that normally worthy guideline. This column is written before the voting in Massachusetts more…

Fickle fans

by Barry Farber -- Is it American decline, or merely change? I'll report; you decide. A while back, when your football team or any particular player had a bad day, you cheered more…