Aurora and Penn State parallels

by Barbara Simpson -- The fallout from the horror of the mass shooting at the Aurora, Colo., movie theater continues as victims are laid to rest and survivors deal with their injuries more…

Crazy like a fox?

by Barbara Simpson -- People just don't understand what it means to have a psychologically troubled person in a family, no matter what their age. Following the horrific shooting at the theater more…

Habla español, por favor

by Barbara Simpson -- Even before the bodies were counted in Aurora, Colo., and the injured brought to area hospitals, Americans were treated to what Reuters described as a "condemnation" of our more…

The good old boys strike again

by Barbara Simpson -- The headline in my local paper, the Contra Costa Times, said it all: "THEY KNEW." I felt the same when I asked the Moraga, Calif., town council to more…

Children there for the picking

by Barbara Simpson -- The barrage of news reports of adults raping children never ends. What did they do, why, where, when and how did they get away with it for so more…

Student rape cover-up continues

by Barbara Simpson -- Kristen Cunnane, was 11 in middle school in Moraga, Calif., when she was pursued, lured, enticed and threatened into a sexual "relationship" with a female coach at school. more…

Town's dark secret: Teacher rapes kids

by Barbara Simpson -- Grace Metalious wrote a popular book years ago about a town with a pristine image and dark secrets. It was an immediate best-seller, was made into a movie more…

Agenda 21: We've got it, like it or not

by Barbara Simpson -- Little did I know back in the early '90s, when I was working in New York City with famed ocean explorer Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, that his trip to more…