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January 20, 2013

Four couples sat in the late September air in a wonderful back yard, enjoying drinks and anticipating a delicious dinner. It was just a few weeks before an election that until then we had been sure would re-elect President Obama.

Lately, though, the confidence of many...

September 9, 2012

Someone once told me a certain charter school in Utah forbids sharing among its students, instead rebuking young children who offer to share.  Kids who express interest in something that belongs to someone else are told, “Get your own.”  

Maybe this is where Mitt...

September 2, 2012

Faux indignation was the main strategy at the Republican convention.  Anyone who watched President Obama flub a line of a talk in July, saying, “You didn’t build that,” understands he meant that no one builds their business alone, that the infrastructure inherent in be...

March 18, 2012

Woman to pharmacist: I need some birth-control pills.
Pharmacist: Of course. I'll just need the prescription from your congressman.

Q: What’s the difference between a fertilized egg, a corporation and a woman?
A: In Oklahoma, one of them isn't considered a person.

Th...

February 24, 2008

I was a good student in fifth grade.  I sat in my East Millcreek classroom, paying attention to the teacher.

One day she told us any boy in our class could become president of the United States.  She meant to impress us, to leave us awestruck at the possibility of Ame...

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All of Barb Guy's columns appear here. There are 159 of them, beginning in 2003 and ending in 2013. The newest one is on top and you can work your way backwards if you like.