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…

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…