Death penalty: Kill 'em quick

by Barbara Simpson -- Language is peculiar. Depending on context, the same word can have different meanings. Take "botched," for example As the dictionary defines it, botched means something was "done badly more…

Change in the wind: Americans say no to D.C.

by Barbara Simpson -- I remember being in San Pedro, California, with Capt. Jacques Cousteau waiting to board a boat to Catalina Island. He was holding one of his programs there, and more…

Obama the bad actor

by Barbara Simpson -- If we can say anything about Barack Obama, the guy has chutzpah! You may have missed this. There's a presidential race in Afghanistan with claims of fraud regarding more…

We're free, right?

by Barbara Simpson -- The date is the commemoration of the 4th of July – the date the Declaration of Independence was officially signed. So what does it mean to the average more…

Obama's border chaos

by Barbara Simpson -- Can't blame this one on Bush, although Obama and his henchmen will try. The insanity at the border is a result of the intentional actions of Barack Obama more…

This is Obama's Vietnam

by Barbara Simpson -- One thing nice about getting older is that you can have a sense of history. And memory. But only if you paid attention the first time around. Given more…

The border is lost – what's next?

by Barbara Simpson -- It doesn't matter the rhetoric from Washington bureaucrats or the mouths of Democrat and Republican politicians on every level, from the feds on down. The reality is this more…

Hello, Obama. Meet Don

by Barbara Simpson -- His name was Don. He was son, sibling, husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, including me. He was a citizen and a U.S. Army veteran. He's dead more…

It's a crazy 3-fer crime

by Barbara Simpson -- No doubt, the massacre in Isla Vista, near Santa Barbara, was a win-win for a whole variety of liberals. Think of it. Guns, knives and cars! Seven dead, more…

Requiem for Memorial Day

by Barbara Simpson -- I saw a woman in the grocery store on Friday, and she had pinned in her hair one of those small, artificial, red poppies traditionally distributed by war more…