It's treason, not immigration

by Barbara Simpson -- On June 11, 2001, Time magazine published a special issue – with a colorful cover touting the future of this country and what it envisioned it would mean. more…

Welcome to Kill-afornia

by Barbara Simpson -- If there's anything that can be said about the Golden State, it's that it's the place where you can get pretty much whatever you want. Even if your more…

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…