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…

If Big Sis were on duty Dec. 7, 1941

by Barry Farber -- It's no problem here in the land of "political science fiction" to envision a Department of Homeland Security in 1941, except bigger, a lot more powerful. And the more…

'The Obama Doctrine' – it's possible!

by Barry Farber -- Most non-Americans are confused by the American expression, "That's the way the ball bounces!" Except for a few advanced places like Austria, Finland, Sweden, etc. where American football more…

The malaise of July 4, 2013

by Barry Farber -- The Fourth of July. Straight ahead. Independence Day coming up. And can anyone remember a July 4 when Americans felt less free? Like your stockbroker tells you when more…

The mob's reaction to my column

by Barry Farber -- Eugene V. Debs, labor leader and perennial Socialist Party candidate for president early in the last century, was once freed from prison and carried home on the shoulders more…