What we know about mass migrations

by Barry Farber -- Wars we understand. We understand natural catastrophes, elections, economics, sports, fashions and sex scandals, too. Mass migrations of people, however, whether they're being pushed out or dashing pell-mell more…

Why U.S. should bring in 10,000 Syrians

by Barry Farber -- This would have been an easy column not to write. I call for America to admit at least 10,000 Syrian refugees immediately along with a warning disguised as more…

Insultingly easy fix for Kim Davis' problem

by Barry Farber -- Shakespeare was clairvoyant. He was totally familiar with the details of the County Clerk Kim Davis affair in Rowan County Kentucky 451 years before she was sent to more…

Did Hillary call Trump a Nazi?

by Barry Farber -- What precedes the writing of a column? Research, of course: Googling, the excavation of old notes, maybe a few phone calls and even some shoe-leather journalism. For this more…

Anti-Trumpians just don't get it

by Barry Farber -- Poor Johnny. He's an honest, broad-minded liberal with never an unkind word aimed at those of us on the right, and he was so sure he had the more…

Why I forgave Chris Matthews

by Barry Farber -- The friend of a highly controversial politician emailed his combustible colleague to tell him he'd decided to run for Congress. "Congratulations on your candidacy," Mr. Controversial emailed back. more…

The good news about Cecil

by Barry Farber -- Cecil taught us a great deal. Cecil is the unfortunate lion from Zimbabwe finally gunned down 40 hours after being shot by a crossbow-wielding Walter Palmer, a dentist more…