The lesson we quickly forgot after 9/11

by Barbara Simpson -- I think there's something in the air or water that's making us stupid – or perhaps blind is a better word, or maybe we're just incredibly gullible. Then more…

Say it! Ryan Lochte was drunk

by Barbara Simpson -- Before the Olympics, I'd never heard of Ryan Lochte. So much for fame, but then again, I don't follow swimming competitions. Now I know who he is and more…

A kids' summer camp ... to learn rabble-rousing

by Barbara Simpson -- The headlines showed the mindless destruction and street-rioting anger of people in predominantly black areas of Milwaukee. Black power – yeah. Black harassment – yeah. Police bias – more…

Time for an Olympics time-out

by Barbara Simpson -- It happened again, as it usually does for me. I swear each year they come around that I won't watch the Olympics. I've seen so many things over more…

The continuing lies about TWA 800

by Barbara Simpson -- It's amazing how that perennial question – where were you when XYZ happened? – keeps recurring. Perhaps it's a byproduct of living; the longer you live, the more more…

Wiesel's echo remains

by Barbara Simpson -- His face mirrored a lifetime during which he saw the depths of hell while he aspired to the blessings of heaven. Elie Wiesel had about him an all-encompassing more…