What not to do in a (hostage) crisis

by Barbara Simpson -- Let's see ... the Iranians are holding 15 non-combatant British military troops hostage and all they get from Britain is well-controlled anger and words of shock, a weak more…

First, the dogs and cats die ...

by Barbara Simpson -- China has a lot of dogs and while many Chinese have them as pets, in general, the animals aren't regarded with the same affection we have for ours. more…

Ignoring Zimbabwe's killing fields

by Barbara Simpson -- His face and head were beaten with iron rods and other weapons almost to non-recognition. He couldn't see or feed himself. He suffered a brain injury, possible skull more…

John Edwards the wuss

by Barbara Simpson -- Good grief! John Edwards wants to be president of the United States of America!? The person in that job is supposed to be tough and resilient. He's supposed more…

Gospel according to Gore

by Barbara Simpson -- Psssst! Hey buddy. Wanna buy a tree? No joke. If Al Gore and the environmental zealots in his tribe get their way, you'll be trading your car, truck, more…

Stop the invasion ... and do it now!

by Barbara Simpson -- Focus on San Francisco. First: Immigrant-rights activists are on a tear demanding the federal crackdown on working illegals be stopped – now! ''There should be no enforcement of more…

Washington's dance with the devil

by Barbara Simpson -- Relishing their newfound power in Washington, liberal Democrats and turncoat Republicans voted to tell President Bush that he must end the war. Well, they didn't quite have the more…

Remembering a death and a life

by Barbara Simpson -- My father is dead. It took getting used to when it happened. I'm still not used to it and probably never will be. We always know intellectually that more…

Forced vaccination without representation

by Barbara Simpson -- Merck & Co., the huge drug company, hit the jackpot. Sure, it's the spreading nanny government and – surprise, surprise, it's fueled by money! As always – follow more…

The camera never blinks, Nancy

by Barbara Simpson -- Nancy Pelosi made history. She's the first female Speaker of the House. But you know that. How could you not? She's also the first Speaker of the House more…