Germanwings horror: Terrorism is terrorism

by Barbara Simpson -- It all started out as a normal day and a normal flight: 150 people on board the Germanwings flight #9525, departing Barcelona destined for Dusseldorf. And then, it more…

My apology to the free world

by Barbara Simpson -- "I'm sorry, so sorry, Please accept my apologies." With a nod to Patsy Cline, I write this open letter of abject apology. I direct this letter to every more…

It's war! But this will make you laugh

by Barbara Simpson -- My inbox is overflowing with important issues that need discussion and every one of them is, as they say, serious as death. Which to choose? But then, in more…

ISIS is killing history

by Barbara Simpson -- I saw a horrifying Daily Mail headline: "Welcome to Hell: ISIS hangs bodies of 'soldiers' from entrance to the Iraqi city of Hawija – the same city where more…

Imagine: A Catholic archbishop!

by Barbara Simpson -- Poor Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone – he can't win for losing. Then again, his big problem is that he's Roman Catholic, and the archdiocese he leads is in more…

Political pope's 'fundamental transformation'

by Barbara Simpson -- Here's an interesting choice for you. Which is OK for American politicians? A visit from an Israeli prime minister to talk about international policy or a visit from more…

Obama has crossed a very serious line

by Barbara Simpson -- OK, Barack. That did it. I'm offended, and I know you don't care. You pushed your luck with that speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last week. Your more…

Obama's plague

by Barbara Simpson -- Watch out: Measles has arrived and we're all going to die! Well, not really – not everyone who gets measles will die, but death is a possibility. Where more…