Holding out for a hero

by Barbara Simpson -- I have a vague recollection of a somewhat off-color joke I heard years ago. I don't remember the details – as I recall, it was pretty dumb and more…

Putting the kybosh on Kerry

by Barbara Simpson -- It's over – the whole fiasco of John Kerry's political career involving his innate ability to put foot-in mouth-followed-by-denials. Included in the wreckage is his misguided ambition to more…

Invasion USA: Whose side are we on?

by Barbara Simpson -- Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean face 11 years and 12 years in prison, respectively, for doing their job. It's a legal outrage in El more…

Reading, writing and spelling out the Quran

by Barbara Simpson -- Did you hear about the new school curriculum in California public schools? The kids will be studying the Roman Catholic religion. As part of the lesson plans, they'll more…

Gay-bashing or outrage?

by Barbara Simpson -- Little girls are riddled with bullets in a country, Pennsylvania classroom by a man who intended to abuse them sexually before killing them. He "only" killed them. Washington's more…

Dumping on (the dead) mommy

by Barbara Simpson -- So, the pit bull can cry. Or come close to it. Or, fake it. Probably, the latter; she's nothing if not an actress. Nancy Grace, the pit bull more…

Hanging the pope out to dry

by Barbara Simpson -- A Somalian cleric urges Muslims to ''hunt down'' the pope and kill him. He's talking about Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XVI. Those same sentiments are shouted at demonstrations more…

My courageous hero: Oriana Fallaci

by Barbara Simpson -- I envision her as a Viking warrior, whose body is sent to the gods on a fiery barge with all the honors due. Oriana Fallaci was outspoken, courageous, more…

9/11: Then and now

by Barbara Simpson -- Tom from Santa Rosa didn't mince any words. He said he was repulsed by the terrorists who perpetuated and carried out the 9/11 attacks and he was – more…