Taking great pains to end capital punishment

by Barbara Simpson -- ''You're really sick.'' And then he hung up. What apparently appalled the caller to my radio program last week was that he heard me talking about capital punishment more…

Whose house is it, anyway?

by Barbara Simpson -- They're like the dinner guest who shows up with several friends who eat all the food, drink all the booze, snarf up the desserts, dominate the conversation, get more…

America's death warrant signed

by Barbara Simpson -- Like it or not, the United States got its Christmas present from Washington's political elites. What was it? Betrayal, packaged in the report by the Iraq Study Group. more…

Not their crosses to bear

by Barbara Simpson -- I try – believe me, I do – to believe the average American has some common sense, but it gets increasingly difficult. That's because too many ''average Americans'' more…

On a wing and a prayer

by Barbara Simpson -- There's a failure to communicate. It's not getting any better and patience is wearing thin. People of a different culture come to this country and immediately think they more…

Letter to a murderer: If he did it

by Barbara Simpson -- Dear O.J. Simpson: According to the avalanche of print, radio and television coverage of the announcement and concurrent publicity, you've written a book and done a lengthy TV more…

Holding out for a hero

by Barbara Simpson -- I have a vague recollection of a somewhat off-color joke I heard years ago. I don't remember the details – as I recall, it was pretty dumb and more…

Putting the kybosh on Kerry

by Barbara Simpson -- It's over – the whole fiasco of John Kerry's political career involving his innate ability to put foot-in mouth-followed-by-denials. Included in the wreckage is his misguided ambition to more…

Invasion USA: Whose side are we on?

by Barbara Simpson -- Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean face 11 years and 12 years in prison, respectively, for doing their job. It's a legal outrage in El more…