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…

Liberty wasn't due to luck

by Barbara Simpson -- If a country – my country – the United States of America, could look into a mirror, what would it see? What would be reflected to illustrate what more…

Continued freebies for illegals

by Barbara Simpson -- Did you make up your mind yet about President Bush's Social Security proposal? Do you want some control over your future retirement or do you want to rely more…

No surrendering to Mexico

by Barbara Simpson -- It's enough to cause whiplash. First, we're asked to keep an eye out for anyone or anything suspicious. The threat of terrorism, don't you know. Fair enough. That's more…

A tsunami of blood ... who cares?

by Barbara Simpson -- Massive slaughter is old hat for Africa. Living beings mowed down for no good reason with automatic weapons or slashed with machetes. Rivers of blood and bloated bodies. more…