My caution about Pope Francis

by Barry Farber -- It was freshman college zoology. They taught us how to enjoy the stupidity of the earthworm. The earthworm, really a beautiful organism, was placed in a maze that more…

Is this America, or the Losers' Lounge?

by Barry Farber -- Rush Limbaugh says he's ashamed to be an American. Glenn Beck says it's time to surrender. Neal Boortz entitles his book summing up 42 years of talk-radio stardom more…

Civil war within 8 years?

by Barry Farber -- You've heard of "The Mouse That Roared." Sequester is the "Lion That Hiccuped." Warning: This does not mean America is safe. Historians have an annoying habit of swinging more…

The fragrance of failure

by Barry Farber -- In 1948 an uncounted swarm of new voters voted for Republican presidential candidate Thomas E. Dewey for one reason only. They'd never known anything but a Democratic administration, more…

BHO and his magic shield

by Barry Farber -- There are bookies in London who will take your bets on who will be the next pope. As long as they're such sports, will they make book on more…

How we got intel before waterboarding

by Barry Farber -- Stupidity, at the right intensity, can be thrilling as well as threatening. The current national stupidity regarding gaining information from captured terrorists is both. Read all you want, more…

From condemnation to condone-nation

by Barry Farber -- Gays in the Boy Scouts? Scoutmasters, yet! Five years ago I'd have sooner believed you if you'd told me there was a campaign to grant long-repressed rights to more…

Females at the flanks?

by Barry Farber -- This is a column opposing the use of women in combat, but let me tell you what kind of column this is not. It's not going to slam more…

Why America won't have a dictatorship

by Barry Farber -- America's not going to be a dictatorship. It was funny, all of us good-ol'-boys getting out of college together during the Korean War and going into different branches more…