There's no witch in this witch hunt

by Barbara Simpson -- Slammed with a 9-count federal indictment, Martha Stewart is battling for her personal and professional life. Whipping up a souffle or stitching some curtains isn't going to hack more…

South Africans escape the horror

by Barbara Simpson -- Editor's note: This is the last in a 3-part series. Read Part 1 and Part 2.The woman on the plane next to me was the epitome of elegance. more…

The dangers of South Africa's mirage

by Barbara Simpson -- South Africa is like the mysterious veiled face of a woman – alluring and tempting. Even removing of a veil or two, that impression doesn't change. But when more…

The South African mirage

by Barbara Simpson -- There's more wrong in Africa than AIDS, although you'd never know it from the headlines. All the focus seems to be on that totally preventable killer disease because more…

A mom by any other name

by Barbara Simpson -- "What do you want to do when you grow up, little girl?" "I want to get married and have babies." That was then. Now, she's supposed to say more…

Silver-tongued defense for Laci's husband

by Barbara Simpson -- And you thought we'd seen everything with OJ's trial! Baby, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Let's see, what do we have: One dead young wife, who was almost more…

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

by Barbara Simpson -- CNN hit the air 23 years ago, the result of Ted Turner's vision and chutzpah. "Traditional journalism" snickered and called the new-fangled competition the Chicken Noodle Network. It more…

You'll never guess who's on the phone!

by Barbara Simpson -- Picture this: It's 5 a.m. on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, somewhere in the world. The United States is at war, and the ship is part of the more…

What's wrong with Old Glory?

by Barbara Simpson -- It's one of those scenes that will be seared into our memories. Amid a crowd of shouting, cheering Iraqis, a massive statue of Saddam Hussein was pulled down. more…

The real 'Slick Willy'

by Barbara Simpson -- Watch out, Americans. The real "Slick Willy" is attempting a money-grab for San Francisco that, if successful, will spread like wildfire across the country – and will constitute more…