Zoo: Have sex or we'll kill you

by Barbara Simpson -- Hey parents, if you were in Copenhagen, the zoo had a wonderful idea for an outing with the kids a week ago. The invitation was out, and people more…

Attack of the corporate nannies

by Barbara Simpson -- If you thought the idea of making people stop smoking reached its zenith when hideous pictures were suggested to be put on packs to frighten smokers and when more…

Both parties flunk this test

by Barbara Simpson -- It's a good thing the two political parties didn't have me in charge of grading their speeches last week. They both would have flunked. What an insulting collection more…

The coat-hanger option

by Barbara Simpson -- The 10th Annual "Walk for Life West Coast" took place in San Francisco on Jan. 25. It was a great success. Begun in 2005 with some 7,500 people more…

The 'Core' is rotten

by Barbara Simpson -- Recently, in Antioch, Calif., a hapless wanna-be bank robber handed a Wells Fargo Bank teller his heist note – but he didn't get a cent. Local headlines snickered more…

How about a really deadly polar vortex?

by Barbara Simpson -- Let's talk cold. Think the recent blanket of winter that swept the country with wind, snow and frigid temperatures. It disrupted life for millions – from traffic to more…

Americans surrounded by stupidity

by Barbara Simpson -- Commentators often use their last column of the year, or the first of the New Year, to summarize what's happened, the 10 best or worst, or anticipate for more…

Strong-arm thought control

by Barbara Simpson -- Just what we needed for Christmas – yes, I said it, "Christmas" – that national holiday that commemorates the birth of the Christ Child. Christians looked forward to more…

The pope's problems

by Barbara Simpson -- If you're a Catholic hater – and there are many around the world and, yes, even in the United States – the Church founded by Jesus Christ is more…

The Helle, you say!

by Barbara Simpson -- The more I watch the Obama administration at what it ostensibly calls "work" while it runs out the clock on the remaining years of his second term, my more…