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…

Why we need a universal draft

by Barry Farber -- During our totally poignant and virtually perfect goodbye to President George H.W. Bush, many speakers referred to the former president as "the last of the war-time leaders." I more…