My 80-year history with walls

by Barry Farber -- Walls are getting a lot of attention around the world at the moment. I never dreamed the world would ever embrace this mundane topic, which grabbed my attention more…

Socialism just ain't what it's cracked up to be

by Barry Farber -- Can we get real about this new enthusiasm for "socialism"? Decades ago there was a famous advertising campaign in which the makers of Packard automobiles urged the public more…

Is the supremacy of English a bad thing?

by Barry Farber -- If you can read this, you're the fortunate recipient of a valuable gift. No, the valuable gift is not merely that you're literate. It's that you're literate in more…

What Trump would say to most evil names ever

by Barry Farber -- It was Orientation Week down in Hell, and the super-villains of history were deployed across a four-deck dais to welcome the incoming villains of much lesser "achievement" in more…

A lesson from Limbaugh

by Barry Farber -- The first time I was inspired by someone's courage, I was 10 years old. Hitler was busy pasting European countries in his scrapbook, not just military conquests but more…

The day I annoyed the rabbi

by Barry Farber -- Why was my smile so deep and broad when President George W. Bush got together with President Bill Clinton and declared that every American child should be able more…