Thought police on the loose

by Barbara Simpson -- Have you noticed the change? It's not only what you say, but what you think – or what people think you think – that determines your worthiness to more…

Hey Harry, you're the terrorist!

by Barbara Simpson -- [caption id="attachment_548523" align="aligncenter" width="596" caption="Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev."][/caption] When I was a kid – when things got testy as to what was allowed or not – the immediate more…

We have met the enemy, and he is U.S.

by Barbara Simpson -- Walt Kelly's "Pogo" had it right, back in the '70s, when he said, "We have met the enemy and he is us." Updating it a bit, "We have more…

Bang, bang. You're dead

by Barbara Simpson -- Life is strange. Last Sunday, after my KSFO radio program, I saw a short report on the Internet that authorities were on the alert concerning an Army soldier more…

Human garbage – living and dead

by Barbara Simpson -- What happens to aborted babies? Are they sold, experimented on, used in retail products, sent to a landfill, burned or buried? Do you know? Do you care? The more…

Witches fight the drought

by Barbara Simpson -- It's not often that one gets the chance to call a member of one of the world's most renowned wine families – a "witch" – more specifically "a more…

Media ignore domestic radiation leaks

by Barbara Simpson -- Amazing, isn't it, how selective we and the media are about our worries – or, as the case might be, our panic? It was barely a week ago more…

The ongoing radiation disaster

by Barbara Simpson -- Where were you three years ago on March 11, 2011? I know that as the hours passed on that day and the days after. I was glued to more…

Did Obama resign and not tell us?

by Barbara Simpson -- I saw the lead story on Drudge: "Russian warship in Havana." My instant reaction – the Cuban Missile Crisis again. Then came the announcement by Secretary of Defense more…

What happened to 'my' government?

by Barbara Simpson -- When did we lose control of our government? When did you lose control of your government? When did I lose control of my government? Is anyone aware that more…