DRIP on 'em all

by Barbara Simpson -- "DRIP on all politicians." That's the advice of my buddy and top, long-time, now retired, San Francisco talk host, Jim Eason. He said it for years, never changing more…

TB or not TB? That is the question

by Barbara Simpson -- What a joke! Homeland Security and members of Congress are in a dither about the tuberculosis-infected Atlanta lawyer who traveled across Europe and into the U.S. via Canada. more…

Remember and honor their sacrifice

by Barbara Simpson -- Today is Memorial Day. Do you have any idea what that means? For starters, think about two young men whose bodies were officially identified May 23, after being more…

It's a coup – not a compromise!

by Barbara Simpson -- A gaggle of senators announced the immigration compromise with glee. I feel I've been punched in the gut, and my country is being stolen from me by elected more…

'Forever' stamp is a marketing ploy

by Barbara Simpson -- The post office is playing Santa Claus, or so you'd think, given the public relations hoo-ha about the so-called "Forever" stamp. The name is government-speak for 41-cent stamps more…

Tanker meltdown: What's next?

by Barbara Simpson -- I left work after 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, April 29, and drove my usual route across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco and through the now-infamous MacArthur more…

Who put the cowards in charge?

by Barbara Simpson -- God bless John Howard. I love Australians. Here's how he reacted to the U.S. Senate vote to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq by date certain. "I think it more…

Who protects the sane students?

by Barbara Simpson -- They're all dead now, all 32 innocents at Virginia Tech – plus one other – the man who killed each of them with cold and deliberate cunning. He more…

Imus' safety net failed

by Barbara Simpson -- Radio talk host Don Imus said the uproar over his comment about the Rutgers women's basketball team had gotten ''insane'' and ''out of control.'' He got that right. more…

Morality, freelance diplomacy and treason

by Barbara Simpson -- It's mildly amusing to listen to people reacting to Nancy Pelosi and her tea with terrorists, which defied the express wishes of President George Bush. The only people more…