What kind of Christmas?

by Barbara Simpson -- For those intent on destroying the Christian spirit of Christmas in this country, they couldn't do better than having re-elected Barack Obama as president and a passel of more…

The day Christmas died

by Barbara Simpson -- The countdown had begun. Christmas Eve was just 10 days away. For the children, excitement was building, as it should. Then, in a burst of what can only more…

Obama's stealthy education takeover

by Barbara Simpson -- It's amazing what you learn if you just pay a bit of attention and ask questions. Because of my reporting on the sex-abuse problem at Joaquin Moraga Middle more…

No-guts politicians

by Barbara Simpson -- The beat goes on – and on – and on. The echoes through Washington grow louder and longer. From the sound of it, you would think all the more…

Grand Old Pander Party

by Barbara Simpson -- What a demoralizing and disgusting sight the GOP has become. Whether or not their candidate was a favorite or whether or not he won isn't the issue. The more…

Thanks, Jersey, for the memories

by Barbara Simpson -- The pictures are almost beyond comprehension, although it's not impossible to comprehend that a storm could do such damage to the handiwork of humans. The East Coast of more…

Morass of school sex abuse gets worse

by Barbara Simpson -- Hey – the 14-year-old middle-school girl was raped, stalked and mentally and sexually abused by her female middle-school teacher, Julie Correa, in Moraga, Calif. But, gee, according to more…

Liar or traitor?

by Barbara Simpson -- Before you vote for president tomorrow, you need to know more than just the surface images created by campaign strategists. It all comes down to words and interpretations. more…

Obama's all trick, no treat

by Barbara Simpson -- The world echoed with the vacuous promises of candidate Barack Obama: "Hope" and "change" were the words, and to hear him at that time, they would solve everything. more…

Who's that guy running for president?

by Barbara Simpson -- After the spectacles of the first three election debates, I'm not surprised I haven't seen any Obama/Biden re-election posters. Well actually, driving around my neighborhood yesterday, I noticed more…