There's almost no escape

by Barbara Simpson -- As I write, Washington is roiling from the controversies involving Obamacare and federal government funding. It deals with big government and big money with criticism aimed at the more…

Immigration reform or a sellout?

by Barbara Simpson -- While Washington simmers over defunding Obamacare and whether or not the government will "shut down" and the air is filled with anger, insults and defamation – another issue more…

Barack got snookered – us too!

by Barbara Simpson -- Poor old Barack – accused by so many last week as having been played by Russia and Syria as he was attempting his level best to be a more…

Play it again, Barack

by Barbara Simpson -- Yeah, "play it again" because, as another song says, "We've heard that song before." The problem with all the rhetorical blather from Barack Obama is that it has more…

'Bye Bye Baby' Miley

by Barbara Simpson -- I'm happy to say I didn't see the Miley Cyrus debacle during the MTV Music Awards. It wasn't intentional; it's just that I don't watch television much anymore. more…

The church sell-out

by Barbara Simpson -- You'd think Catholic bishops would have more common sense – to say nothing of a better understanding of basic Catholic teachings. I thought they were smarter than that. more…

We're on the road to chaos

by Barbara Simpson -- While the man who is president and his family luxuriate on Martha's Vineyard for another of their sumptuous vacations, the rest of us Americans deal with the reality more…

Obama has 'Benghazied' us again!

by Barbara Simpson -- Years ago, I began a TV news story with the words, "The sound of silence." It was about a devastating plane crash in San Diego – a commercial more…

Where in the world is Barack Obama?

by Barbara Simpson -- Uh-oh. Things are tense again. The warning is out: The terrorists are coming! The terrorists are coming! Red alert! Red alert! Ramadan is over, and while those members more…

What's to celebrate?

by Barbara Simpson -- It happens to all of us, once a year: a birthday. For me, that's today. And? I gave up celebrating the day years ago. Maybe my increased cynicism more…