African-style disaster
adds a Chinese flavor

by Barbara Simpson -- Not enough, too weak and too late. The United Nations does it again and to make it worse, blames the wrong people – those nasty, colonial whites! Zimbabwe's more…

The Supremes on a frog hunt

by Barbara Simpson -- Watch out everybody. We're being cooked like a frog! Bottom line: You do not drop it in boiling water. Smart guy that he is, he'll jump right out. more…

'Hit me again ...
harder, harder!'

by Barbara Simpson -- They say if you want a donkey to do something, get his attention first. So, whack him on the head with a 2-by-4. That'll do it. But what more…

Why not 'death to the perpetrators'?

by Barbara Simpson -- If their stiff upper lip got any stiffer, their faces would break. I heard the comments in a news sound bite from a victim of the London bombings more…

Celebrating what?

by Barbara Simpson -- Happy Birthday to us! Yes, us, the United States of America – 229 years old and still kicking! Given the state of the world, politics, jealousy, philosophies, ego more…

Black-robed Robin Hoods

by Barbara Simpson -- Picture this: Ruth Bader Ginsberg wearing a snug, green outfit, complete with tights. Then picture four of her high-court compatriots, John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Anthony Kennedy and more…

2 fathers named Michael

by Barbara Simpson -- What do you think would happen if your dad made a habit of sleeping with other people's little boys? How about if your dad never married your mother more…

Her parents should have said 'No!'

by Barbara Simpson -- Gone. Missing. Words that strike fear in the hearts of parents and raise the suspicions of police. They know that routine. It happens too often. Natalee Holloway is more…

Bye-bye USA?

by Barbara Simpson -- It's amazing what happens when the people – the little people – make their voices heard. Very often, what they say doesn't jibe with what they're supposed to more…