Thanks for the miseries

by Barbara Simpson -- The traditional Thanksgiving commentary is a litany of good things in our lives. Fair enough. It teaches us to be grateful for what we have. But while that's more…

Obama: America's biggest sell-out

by Barbara Simpson -- Barack Obama does it again. You'd have to be a complete dunce or liberal/progressive/Democrat/socialist/communist partisan not to see it. The man never misses an opportunity to diminish the more…

Obama ices the cake of his new America

by Barbara Simpson -- When I was a kid, there was a phrase that when someone put the finishing touch on something, people would say, "Well that's the icing on the cake!" more…

Barack is back with a vengeance

by Barbara Simpson -- The tea party is delirious. Republicans try to figure out what it means. The Democrats look shell-shocked. They've lost congressional control. The man who is president is shuckin' more…

This Tuesday, everything is at stake

by Barbara Simpson -- It's the mantra of talk-show hosts, commentators and pundits when talking about elections: "A lot is at stake." That conclusion is usually presented in stentorian tones that make more…

Lies, lies and more lies

by Barbara Simpson -- If there's one thing that's the brand of the Obama administration, it's that it's clothed in deception. If there's one thing I've learned about the Obama administration, it's more…

The Ebola mess and returning troops

by Barbara Simpson -- I don't know whether Americans are more angry and frightened by the Ebola threat or by the ineptitude, mistakes and lies of so-called health officials and politicians. As more…

Fleet Week, the USS Constellation and Me

by Barbara Simpson -- This weekend, the San Francisco Bay area is celebrating Fleet Week again. Yeah! It was canceled last year because the government had money problems – the sequestration and more…

Why not fear Ebola?

by Barbara Simpson -- If you listen to the "official spokesmen" from the White House, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health and even officials in Dallas where the more…

Obama now waging war on bacteria

by Barbara Simpson -- Let's see, this country is spending $10 million a day to deal with the problem with ISIS – or ISIL, as the president insists on calling it – more…