Stealing our privacy and ruining lives

by Barbara Simpson -- What's your name? Address? Phone and other contact numbers? What's your income? Business interests? Investments? How about that Social Security number – and while we're at it, driver's more…

The wonderful world of legal murder

by Barbara Simpson -- As you read this, Terri Schiavo might be processing. That's the au courant word to use these days. It means dying. Processing means that medical attempts to keep more…

Cupid is a lousy shot

by Barbara Simpson -- They were nothing if not coordinated! The future bride wore bright red and appeared flushed with the excitement of it all – crowds of paparazzi and blinding flashes more…

Maybe it is time to be afraid

by Barbara Simpson -- "You can't tell me what to say. It's a free country! Well, yes. The Constitution guarantees free speech. It's one of the most important freedoms in the Bill more…

Where's the bottom of the slippery slope?

by Barbara Simpson -- What a world! At one-and-the-same time, we argue issues of life and death under euphemisms of pro-choice, pro-life, the right to choose, the right to die. First, we more…

Please don't steal this idea

by Barbara Simpson -- The European consortium announces its new giant passenger jet – a double-decker, four-aisle, super jumbo complete with gym, casino, lounge, beds, food area and, yes, seats enough for more…

Knock off apologies, I want responsibility

by Barbara Simpson -- "I'm sorry, so sorry. Please accept my apologies." Words from one of my favorite songs, but the "I'm sorry" line has gotten out of hand. Cut it out! more…

Guess who's playing mad-cow roulette?

by Barbara Simpson -- The government and the media pulled another fast one. I'm talking about Mad Cow Disease. While we're diverted by the tsunami, the Democrat election challenge, the attack on more…