Tune in to the nothing news

by Barbara Simpson -- You just can't get away from it. Radio! Television! Talk! Music! Internet! Cable! Videos! Movies! DVDs. CDs! Tapes! Newspapers! Magazines! Books! Live performances! Come on, tell me. What more…

Power-pumping politics

by Barbara Simpson -- Hey, Arnold Schwarzenegger pulled it off, and if it weren't for a mole in the taping audience, the surprise would have been complete. Can you imagine what would more…

Funny ... looks like segregation to me!

by Barbara Simpson -- "A rose is a rose is a rose." So what's different about segregation? What's different about special rights? What's different about pandering to politically influential groups and trashing more…

NASA: Saving face and CYA!

by Barbara Simpson -- I loved the choice of words: "... delicately seeking advice about what to do ..." You'd almost think the subject of the advice quest was of a deeply more…

You want it? It's free!

by Barbara Simpson -- "You can't even give it away!" Remember when you heard people say that? If you do, it was a long, l-o-n-g, l o-o-o-o-n-g time ago. Geesh! It's true. more…

Today's justice: Anything but blind

by Barbara Simpson -- Remember when "justice was blind?" Forget that. Today, like it or not, there's a litmus test for the courts and the people who work there – the judges more…

We're at the bottom of a big, BIG load!

by Barbara Simpson -- Wow! 227 years old! Happy Fourth of July! Happy Birthday USA! It seems only yesterday we were celebrating the bicentennial. And look at that ... it's 27 years more…

'Toto! What happened to Kansas?'

by Barbara Simpson -- Kansas? It isn't even Oz! And the wizard isn't a little old man sitting behind a curtain, pulling strings and levers to influence our perceptions. No, in our more…

Enviros down in flames

by Barbara Simpson -- The inferno continues in Tucson as I write. It's one of at least eight wildfires in Arizona and the fire season's just beginning. With the heat, wind and more…

Hey boss, he hit me!

by Barbara Simpson -- If you are tee'd off about the disarming of Americans, with laws making it harder to purchase guns and nearly impossible in some states to get a permit more…