Oh, oh, Oakland

by Barbara Simpson -- The headlines are filled with Oakland, Calif., news. There are angry, chanting people facing phalanxes of police. Occupy Oakland! It's on the front pages: fires, smoke, graffiti, broken more…

Hunting Catholics

by Barbara Simpson -- Usually hunting season has a beginning and an end. But then, that usually involves taking a weapon and using it to kill some animal, for sport or for more…

Stop illegals? Nah, kill the messengers

by Barbara Simpson -- No doubt about it. When Americans touch a nerve by calling attention to the truth, the establishment hits back with a campaign of destruction, personal or otherwise. A more…

Obama pulls another fast one

by Barbara Simpson -- It never ceases to amaze me what a bunch of cowards populate Congress. They're so concerned with their own backsides, their re-election and the power it brings that more…

Our open door to diseases

by Barbara Simpson -- The insanity of federal public health officials boggles the mind. But it shows how at risk we are because of their laxity and, in my opinion, their stupid more…

Pack it up, Obama. Move it on out

by Barbara Simpson -- He doesn't speak English, but I like his politics. I had occasion recently to have some work done on my property. While the crew was working, I went more…

Politically correct safety

by Barbara Simpson -- Shoes? Check. Liquids? Check. Babies? Check Underpants? Check. Turbans? Not yet. Why not? Now that the entire air-traveling population of the United States has been, and continues to more…

Hitler would love it

by Barbara Simpson -- Are we in the midst of a real "Brave New World?" A news story in the Contra Costa Times should convince you. The headline on Sept. 11, 2011, more…

The pols will kill us yet

by Barbara Simpson -- So, we commemorated the 10th year after the 9/11 attacks on this country that left 3,000 dead, thousands injured and billions in losses. What did the commemoration mean? more…