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…

Why they're after the brilliant Ted Cruz

by Barry Farber -- There's something "other-worldly" about Sen. Ted Cruz. And the reaction he provokes. The whole Cruz phenomenon reminds me of the billionaire industrialist who invited 50 of his most more…

Obama's ham-handedness on Egypt

by Barry Farber -- Are any more accusations against President Obama allowed, or have we reached and breached the quota? We're told, even by former close friends of the administration, "This is more…

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…