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…

Don't sink the anchor!

by Barbara Simpson -- Once the No. 1 independent television news in the country, KTVU-TV 2 in Oakland, Calif., is suddenly an international laughing stock. Management is, to say the least, not more…

Who's your new neighbor?

by Barbara Simpson -- Do cultural differences matter? Consider: The exhibition soccer match two weeks ago in Las Vegas between Mexican rivals Chivas and Club America hadn't even begun when fans swarmed more…

The Deen destruction derby

by Barbara Simpson -- I listened with disgust to two women on a San Francisco radio station – one a talk host, the other a talk show producer – respond to a more…

School sex abuse justice

by Barbara Simpson -- It's not often that a terrible story has somewhat of a good ending, but it does happen. In this case, at least part of it has that ending, more…

Like it or not, immigration treason

by Barbara Simpson -- By the time you read this, it may already have been voted upon and settled, just waiting for the magic signature of the man in the Oval Office more…

Solamente Inglés, por favor

by Barbara Simpson -- I'm sick of having to select English when I make a phone call to an American utility or corporation or business. I'm sick of dealing with clerks, service more…

Liar, liar, pants on fire

by Barbara Simpson -- If Obama lied to Michelle the way he's lied to the American people, how long would she stand for it? Not as long as we have, I suspect. more…

'Hey, s--t happens!'

by Barbara Simpson -- California Gov. Jerry Brown – who's also the former California governor known as "Moonbeam" – proved again the nickname is accurate and time hasn't changed him. Now he's more…

Remember the blood

by Barbara Simpson -- (Warning: The following column contains graphic details of Islamic jihadists' attacks on Americans.) Memory is strange. Often the images that stay with us over the years are ones more…