No more sucker punches

by Barbara Simpson -- Three things impressed me yesterday. The first thing was a sound bite on a radio newscast. The man interviewed was a hardware-store customer. "I guess with the four more…

Talk about thriller!

by Barbara Simpson -- "Hurry, hurry! Step right up!" The hawker was all that was missing from the freak show on television last week. It was an evening of the grotesque when more…

Just call it 'Foreign AIDS'

by Barbara Simpson -- It was like ripping a zipper open on a big wallet. Your wallet. And there's a big hand, grabbing handfuls of money. You heard it during the State more…

Don't mess with Mama

by Barbara Simpson -- "If it's abnormal, we'll abort." That's the quote from an anonymous couple written in an article about the desperate efforts by infertile couples to have a baby. The more…

To liberals: It's the ideas, Stupid

by Barbara Simpson -- I'm about to pass out from repressed laughter. But laughing is good for the soul, so-o-o-o-o-o-o . . . . . . . ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! I feel better already! more…

Uncle Sam: The government 'massa'

by Barbara Simpson -- Poor Sam Brownback. He fell into the quagmire of political expediency. It's the good-old race card. It's as though the Republican senator from Kansas was playing poker, got more…

Good old Bill is a '10'

by Barbara Simpson -- Whew! I almost thought it was competitive figure skating. It is skating – big time – but it's not on ice, and it isn't pretty. It's about Bill more…

A moment of magic

by Barbara Simpson -- "Simpson? Speechless? Nah!" But the truth is, I was. I was at a loss for words as I stood in the middle of the street, with billions of more…

'Merry Christmas': There, I said it!

by Barbara Simpson -- Hey gang, I hate to disrupt the secularism, but I think there's some reminding necessary. The name of the holiday is Christmas. As in Christ. As in Jesus. more…