What I did in the war -- WWII, that is

by Barry Farber -- Memorial Day weekend was coming up, and the media were combustible with stories of heroes and their contributions to freedom's cause and victory in World War II. I more…

The left's yearning for more zombie voters

by Barry Farber -- Have you ever tried to explain to a foreigner why different states have different laws regarding real estate, driver's licenses, matrimonial matters, even abortion? Try it sometime. It's more…

Predicting rain on Biden's parade

by Barry Farber -- It was one of those full-page Esquire cartoons. Two weathermen were seated in their meteorological laboratory, which boasted enough cutting-edge technology to start a whole new NASA. The more…

Our effete, spineless approach to Venezuela

by Barry Farber -- Whoa! Too much of the reporting of the goings-on in Venezuela sounds like the coverage of a Yale-Harvard football game. And that's a catastrophic error. Far from any more…

How many Central Americans deserve asylum? Zero!

by Barry Farber -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's nearly seven years of refuge in the Ecuadoran Embassy in London – during which he avoided facing Swedish officials on allegations of sex crimes more…

The impact of Uncle Joe jumping in the race

by Barry Farber -- News outlets have sizzled with speculation over whether or not Joe Biden will join the race for president in 2020.The bulk of such coverage seems confined to how more…

Proof the sun is setting on America

by Barry Farber -- The famous Chinese philosopher Lin Yutang said something hauntingly relevant to today's column. Actually, it's not all that relevant, but nonetheless I invoke that observation in honor of more…

War and peace -- and our flawed DNA

by Barry Farber -- It was May 8, 1945, the day Nazi Germany surrendered, and my Swedish brother-in-law, Anders, was five years old and was walking through downtown Stockholm with his mother. more…