And Joan makes 3

by Barbara Simpson -- It's an old saw that show-business deaths come in "threes." It happens, so don't sneer. It happened again. Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall and now Joan Rivers. Three big more…

Why isn't Obama afraid?

by Barbara Simpson -- Is there nothing that horrifies the president? Not even brutally cutting off the head of an American journalist in front of a camera? How about the kidnapping of more…

Witnesses to murder

by Barbara Simpson -- If you were on the witness stand and the prosecutor asked you to describe the murder, what would you say? Would you say that an innocent man, who more…

Obama parties while general buried

by Barbara Simpson -- There's another star shining over Arlington National Cemetery after the funeral on Aug. 14. There were so many people there that the 650-seat chapel couldn't hold them all. more…

General's shooting was not combat death

by Barbara Simpson -- The Tuesday headline on radio news was grim. Two-Star U.S. Gen. Harold J. Greene was shot to death and 15 others wounded in an unprovoked, sneak attack by more…

Obama's luxury resorts for illegals

by Barbara Simpson -- There's only one way to describe my immediate reaction a couple of weeks ago when it was announced that the feds were going to use an upscale resort more…

Death penalty: Kill 'em quick

by Barbara Simpson -- Language is peculiar. Depending on context, the same word can have different meanings. Take "botched," for example As the dictionary defines it, botched means something was "done badly more…

Change in the wind: Americans say no to D.C.

by Barbara Simpson -- I remember being in San Pedro, California, with Capt. Jacques Cousteau waiting to board a boat to Catalina Island. He was holding one of his programs there, and more…

Obama the bad actor

by Barbara Simpson -- If we can say anything about Barack Obama, the guy has chutzpah! You may have missed this. There's a presidential race in Afghanistan with claims of fraud regarding more…

We're free, right?

by Barbara Simpson -- The date is the commemoration of the 4th of July – the date the Declaration of Independence was officially signed. So what does it mean to the average more…