The Schwarzenegger Maneuver

by Barbara Simpson -- Talk about "gotcha" – they called it a debate! The highly touted "debate" among the best-known candidates for California governor came off as a circus. This debate got more…

'Caucasian' a bigoted term?

by Barbara Simpson -- The girl deserves a medal for bravery. Courageous she is, but still she stayed home last weekend and missed the homecoming celebration at school. She and her parents more…

The past is present

by Barbara Simpson -- It happened again. The year turned and Sept. 11 was on our calendar as it has been as long as there've been calendars. But Sept. 11 is different, more…

Come on down – everything's free!

by Barbara Simpson -- Step right up! Here's the menu. Whatever you want, it's here! If not, just ask. The goodies are available – no matter who you are or where you're more…

When 'illegal aliens'
are no longer illegal

by Barbara Simpson -- I know: Let's have dictionaries with erasable print! That way, when words are changed to suit political or ideological purposes, we can just make the corrections and move more…

Tweedle Dem ... and Tweedle Dumber

by Barbara Simpson -- The rest of the country – maybe the world – can call it a circus, but for Californians, it's as serious as death. Whatever it's called, it is more…

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…