Pickpockets use law to defraud taxpayers

by Barbara Simpson -- It's hard to imagine a city department sitting on a pile of more than $5 million and not spending it – especially when part of that department's job more…

Eating cake while a country dies

by Barbara Simpson -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe Leaders of 14 African countries, along with wives, ministers and various political big wigs are in conference until the 18th in Zambia. One of more…

Obama bombs

by Barbara Simpson -- Superstition says bad luck comes in threes. Barack Obama found that out in spades over the last two weeks. He just keeps stepping in it on the campaign more…

Lindsay & Co. exposed and obscene

by Barbara Simpson -- Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie are spotted together on a typical shopping binge. Photo courtesy of New York Post What's with these, spoiled, anorexic, garishly made-up, expensively and more…

Ellison's resignation, effective immediately

by Barbara Simpson -- Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. It just goes to show you – even Muslims can be downright stupid. But was it only stupidity? Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim more…

Peasants hold pitchforks at the gates

by Barbara Simpson -- The Senate vote on immigration failed. The issue is dead. Or is it? No, it isn't – and Americans better not be complacent about it. The politicians will more…

Bravery when it counts

by Barbara Simpson -- It was ironic. As I attended the New York birthday commemoration, "My America," honoring the life and work of Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci, the news from England was more…

Red, white, blue – and black

by Barbara Simpson -- Our culture is big on colored ribbons for popular political, cultural and social issues. There are ribbons for AIDS, breast cancer, support the troops – you name it. more…

A costly and time-consuming fence?

by Barbara Simpson -- Why am I not surprised? While Washington is roiled in the divisiveness of the immigration/amnesty bill, the pencil pushers are working on the building of "THE FENCE"! I'm more…

Immigration war has a new flag

by Barbara Simpson -- We're in the middle of a domestic immigration war, and it's a classic. The blind are leading the blind. The selectively deaf are leading the selectively deaf. Their more…