Lois Lerner: The new chutzpa champ

by Barry Farber -- Chutzpa is busting out all over. "Chutzpa" is the Yiddish word for a quality possessed by gutsy characters who bristle with unspeakable effrontery, the kind of person who more…

Put your money on 'distancing'

by Barry Farber -- OK, all of you who share my shameful habit of writing history before it happens: It's time to lay the money on your favorite square. Will all the more…

Are media finally doing their job?

by Barry Farber -- Do you remember how World War II started? Don't tell me "Hitler invaded Poland." You've got to do better than that. The Nazis had "Special Forces" who spoke more…

Why don't I hear 'Allah Bless America'?

by Barry Farber -- It's odd. If your new car or appliance doesn't work, you take it back. But a national policy that could literally kill us all is seized, clutched and more…

Needed: A pitcher's mound in the White House

by Barry Farber -- Do "Big-Guys" ever "approach the mound" in politics? You know, like in baseball when the pitcher's doing a miserable job and is about to be replaced? It's reliably more…

It's basketball, Coach, not the U.S. Army

by Barry Farber -- Did anybody really ever enlist in the Civil War on the opposite side from the one he intended? I almost did in the Rutgers basketball scandal. The first more…

When U.S. intervention worked in spades

by Barry Farber -- Do you remember those "story-sermons" they gave us in the early grades just as we were learning to read? They were little morality plays – "Clean your room, more…

Obama lost his battle against Israel

by Barry Farber -- If you can't share excitement, you can at least study it. Media of ours and friends of mine are hailing the "success" of Obama's visit to Israel as more…