How to destroy 70 years of global respect

by Barry Farber -- Certain tasks somehow fall to certain parties. Often no one remembers how or why. It was the AP's Merriman Smith's task to end White House press conferences in more…

Top tales of interpreters

by Barry Farber -- Pretend it had all worked backwards. Pretend the president is routinely reading his routine briefing papers and everything looks routine – until he gets to one of the more…

The panic of up-for-re-election Democrats

by Barry Farber -- All Democrats who have to run for re-election next year will know this feeling. I was a passenger on a military flight refueling in Goose Bay, Labrador. The more…

Condemn Obamacare –– no alternative needed

by Barry Farber -- The brightest star in Yogi Berra's Library-of-Life-Lifters is probably "It's déjà vu all over again." (Runner-up: "Nobody goes to that restaurant anymore. It's too crowded.") It hit me more…

America: Uncivilized disunity

by Barry Farber -- There was humor in the news even as the Cold War was heating up. While Soviet guards glared menacingly into West Berlin from Check Point Charlie and half more…

Obama's meltdown: Quite delightful

by Barry Farber -- If the president's troubles make you want to sing, at least get the lyrics right. It's not "We Shall Overcome." It's "They Shall Overreach"! "Don't count chickens before more…

If the Israelis laid down their arms ...

by Barry Farber -- Maybe 100 years from now somebody like President Obama could con Israel into standing aside while Iran gets the nuclear weapon; maybe it'll take 200. But I can more…

GOP: Do not miss this opportunity!

by Barry Farber -- The movie annoyed me for years. I was about 10 when I watched the heroes finally strike oil. And as that black geyser spurted skyward, the oil men more…

How to heal the nation – without revolution

by Barry Farber -- A successful therapist can, after a talk, make you feel happier about everything, even though nothing has changed. Why don't we have "political therapists" who, if successful, could more…