The Ebola mess and returning troops

by Barbara Simpson -- I don't know whether Americans are more angry and frightened by the Ebola threat or by the ineptitude, mistakes and lies of so-called health officials and politicians. As more…

Fleet Week, the USS Constellation and Me

by Barbara Simpson -- This weekend, the San Francisco Bay area is celebrating Fleet Week again. Yeah! It was canceled last year because the government had money problems – the sequestration and more…

Why not fear Ebola?

by Barbara Simpson -- If you listen to the "official spokesmen" from the White House, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health and even officials in Dallas where the more…

Obama now waging war on bacteria

by Barbara Simpson -- Let's see, this country is spending $10 million a day to deal with the problem with ISIS – or ISIL, as the president insists on calling it – more…

Where are feds putting illegal-alien kids?

by Barbara Simpson -- I find the general silence about money surrounding the opening of schools in August and September rather interesting. Instead of the usual, annual complaints that the schools just more…

And Joan makes 3

by Barbara Simpson -- It's an old saw that show-business deaths come in "threes." It happens, so don't sneer. It happened again. Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall and now Joan Rivers. Three big more…

Why isn't Obama afraid?

by Barbara Simpson -- Is there nothing that horrifies the president? Not even brutally cutting off the head of an American journalist in front of a camera? How about the kidnapping of more…

Witnesses to murder

by Barbara Simpson -- If you were on the witness stand and the prosecutor asked you to describe the murder, what would you say? Would you say that an innocent man, who more…

Obama parties while general buried

by Barbara Simpson -- There's another star shining over Arlington National Cemetery after the funeral on Aug. 14. There were so many people there that the 650-seat chapel couldn't hold them all. more…