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…

Reading, writing and spelling out the Quran

by Barbara Simpson -- Did you hear about the new school curriculum in California public schools? The kids will be studying the Roman Catholic religion. As part of the lesson plans, they'll more…

Gay-bashing or outrage?

by Barbara Simpson -- Little girls are riddled with bullets in a country, Pennsylvania classroom by a man who intended to abuse them sexually before killing them. He "only" killed them. Washington's more…

Dumping on (the dead) mommy

by Barbara Simpson -- So, the pit bull can cry. Or come close to it. Or, fake it. Probably, the latter; she's nothing if not an actress. Nancy Grace, the pit bull more…

Hanging the pope out to dry

by Barbara Simpson -- A Somalian cleric urges Muslims to ''hunt down'' the pope and kill him. He's talking about Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XVI. Those same sentiments are shouted at demonstrations more…

My courageous hero: Oriana Fallaci

by Barbara Simpson -- I envision her as a Viking warrior, whose body is sent to the gods on a fiery barge with all the honors due. Oriana Fallaci was outspoken, courageous, more…

9/11: Then and now

by Barbara Simpson -- Tom from Santa Rosa didn't mince any words. He said he was repulsed by the terrorists who perpetuated and carried out the 9/11 attacks and he was – more…

Allah wanna do, is have some freedom

by Barbara Simpson -- Good thing Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig were willing to say whatever was necessary in the hope they'd be freed by the terrorists who kidnapped them at gunpoint more…

The years of living dangerously

by Barbara Simpson -- Wouldn't it be fun to be really rich? Don't you think if you were, you'd be protected and never endure physical misery? After all, you'd have enough money more…

Africa's destructive deception

by Barbara Simpson -- Fabulous news, wasn't it? Then again, maybe not. Stay with me. The presidents of three southern African countries were together last week to officially open a new border more…