NSA scandal? Careful, GOP

by Barry Farber -- The two elderly ladies beamed with pride as the new preacher in the small Southern town lashed out mercilessly against adultery. Their joy visibly increased as he targeted more…

The perils of making on-air bets

by Barry Farber -- It may have been the best magazine cartoon – ever! Penguins are the only animals in tuxedos. Imagine an Antarctic ice cap with hundreds of tuxedoed penguins, and more…

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…