A patriot billionaire

by Barry Farber -- Billionaires, you may have noticed, have to "do" something. They don't seem to be able just to sit there and be billionaires. Donald Trump comes to mind. In more…

Attention GOP: Sometimes cowardice pays

by Barry Farber -- In 1951, American-born black comedy and singing sensation throughout Europe Josephine Baker was "snubbed" at New York's high-and-inside Stork Club. Her steak never got there. The biggest of more…

America has 'tea-kettled'!

by Barry Farber -- Once I read an article about a tribe in Africa that had an interesting custom. At tribal meetings a person could talk for as long as – and more…

Is an Obama-caused implosion imminent?

by Barry Farber -- For a minute I felt like Sherlock Holmes, or, maybe like Humphrey Bogart playing Sherlock Holmes. My wife and I and another couple were having lunch at a more…

Schooling Putin on exceptionalism

by Barry Farber -- Vladimir Putin lecturing America on democracy is like Mortimer Snerd lecturing Einstein on relativity. Never mind. I'm glad he did. Talking about American exceptionalism is inexcusable bragging, unless more…

Let's invade … Lebanon!

by Barry Farber -- As this is being written, American credibility around the world is a smoking crater; the worst people on the planet are enjoying the loudest laugh; Syria's leaders are more…

The law that most deserves changing

by Barry Farber -- There was a resounding negative reaction to my last screed in this space calling for America to back the Egyptian military. One reader said he literally couldn't believe more…

A terrible column about taking sides

by Barry Farber -- This is going to be a terrible column. People will figure, "If that's what he recommends while sitting calmly before his computer, what might he call for if more…

America is now feeling pain of disrespect

by Barry Farber -- In the early 1970s, when Golda Meir was prime minister of Israel, Henry Kissinger incurred a lot of Israeli wrath in his shuttle-diplomatic efforts as American secretary of more…