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…

Where's the Obama apology?

by Barry Farber -- When the cartoon first ran in a major magazine in the 1940s it carried a laugh but not much meaning for the time. Now it may not pack more…

Obama's 'new' Marxist ploy

by Barry Farber -- A Southern law professor once instructed his class on how to defend Hell in court. "First you admit that the climate is not the most comfortable," came the more…

Is Detroit a foreshadow of America?

by Barry Farber -- Be glad that symbolism is important. Be glad up to a point. Then quit! Symbolism can ennoble. Symbolism can also kill. Did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in more…