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…

If not Islam, then what?

by Barbara Simpson -- If you want to know one of the reasons why free American citizens resent Muslims, it's because people of their beliefs have invaded our individual privacy and freedoms, more…

Say Something, Obama!

by Barbara Simpson -- I have one piece of advice for Barack Obama, the man who is president of the United States. Shut up! The man never stops talking and preaching and more…

Paul Ryan: Good PR

by Barbara Simpson -- Now that the first shock and surprise has worn off the faces of Democrats, their operatives and their media supporters, the reality that Paul Ryan is the man more…

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…