Stealing our privacy and ruining lives

by Barbara Simpson -- What's your name? Address? Phone and other contact numbers? What's your income? Business interests? Investments? How about that Social Security number – and while we're at it, driver's more…

The wonderful world of legal murder

by Barbara Simpson -- As you read this, Terri Schiavo might be processing. That's the au courant word to use these days. It means dying. Processing means that medical attempts to keep more…

Cupid is a lousy shot

by Barbara Simpson -- They were nothing if not coordinated! The future bride wore bright red and appeared flushed with the excitement of it all – crowds of paparazzi and blinding flashes more…

Maybe it is time to be afraid

by Barbara Simpson -- "You can't tell me what to say. It's a free country! Well, yes. The Constitution guarantees free speech. It's one of the most important freedoms in the Bill more…

Where's the bottom of the slippery slope?

by Barbara Simpson -- What a world! At one-and-the-same time, we argue issues of life and death under euphemisms of pro-choice, pro-life, the right to choose, the right to die. First, we more…

Please don't steal this idea

by Barbara Simpson -- The European consortium announces its new giant passenger jet – a double-decker, four-aisle, super jumbo complete with gym, casino, lounge, beds, food area and, yes, seats enough for more…

Knock off apologies, I want responsibility

by Barbara Simpson -- "I'm sorry, so sorry. Please accept my apologies." Words from one of my favorite songs, but the "I'm sorry" line has gotten out of hand. Cut it out! more…

Guess who's playing mad-cow roulette?

by Barbara Simpson -- The government and the media pulled another fast one. I'm talking about Mad Cow Disease. While we're diverted by the tsunami, the Democrat election challenge, the attack on more…

Hypocrisy, thy name is us

by Barbara Simpson -- What a year! I'm not so sure it came in like a lamb, but 2004 went out like a lion. Mother Nature was fully in-charge with one of more…

Open season on Christmas

by Barbara Simpson -- At the risk of offending someone – Merry Christmas! I don't much care if you're offended that I extend that holiday greeting to people I know, and even more…