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…

The red-faced donkeys

by Barbara Simpson -- I thought something was peculiar even before the first word was spoken in the vice-presidential debate last week: Vice President Biden's big smile and really, really white teeth! more…

Wha-a-a-at happened?!

by Barbara Simpson -- The first presidential debate of the year wasn’t exactly the “Shootout at the O.K. Corral,” but in today’s politics, it was close enough. Barack Obama was a bloodied more…

The swamp of school sex abuse

by Barbara Simpson -- I was out of town last week and returned Friday to catch up on the local news. I discovered a headline in the Contra Costa Times: "Ex-student sues more…

America has lost a good man

by Barbara Simpson -- The reality of life and death has tracked my life for the last couple of years. During that time, 12 family members and friends have died. It hasn't more…

We're being conned, Baby

by Barbara Simpson -- The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked and destroyed. The U.S. ambassador, Chris Stevens, aide Sean Smith and two former Navy SEALs, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen more…

Nazi is as Nazi does

by Barbara Simpson -- Maybe it was something in the water – or the air – or just political brain flatulence that led prominent Democrats last week to start hurling Nazi accusations more…

Not the old GOP – thank God!

by Barbara Simpson -- The Republican convention in Tampa will go down in history – not because all of it was spectacular – it wasn't – but because the parts of it more…