Wanna buy a bridge?

by Barbara Simpson -- Am I being cruel? Consider this: If the twins joined at the head had been diagnosed via prenatal care in this country, the mother would have been advised more…

Just call it justice

by Barbara Simpson -- "The suspect is deceased." A statement by L.A. County Assistant Sheriff Larry Waldie, about the kidnapper of two California teenagers. The man pulled a gun when confronted and more…

Another day older

by Barbara Simpson -- How old are you? Young, middle-aged, old – or really o-l-d? Are you as old as you are, as old as you look or as old as you more…

Get 'em and burn 'em!

by Barbara Simpson -- See it and you'll never forget it. It's a portrait of pure despair and grief. The woman's eyes were tear-filled and pleading. Her mouth was framed tension; you more…

Wipe that smile off your face!

by Barbara Simpson -- Dear America West, "Wassa matta? Ain't ya got no sensa yuma?" The answer clearly is "no" – given the sensitivity of the crew on an AW morning flight more…

Terrorism? What's terrorism?

by Barbara Simpson -- You could almost hear their bones creaking as official spokesmen bent over backward to avoid using the dreaded t-word. At early news conferences, officials talked about the Los more…

I'll say it again: 'UNDER GOD'

by Barbara Simpson -- The "you-know-what" hit the fan when the 9th District Court of Appeals ruled the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional. Two "bad" words: "under God." Remember when #%$@ and more…

The Greens are toast – burned toast

by Barbara Simpson -- Enviros are NUTS! In Sacramento, last week, the U.S. Forest Service said it will remove 80 percent of the dead trees burned last August on some 2,400 acres more…

A dad is a dad … or is he?

by Barbara Simpson -- There's a hole in my heart that can never be repaired. I thought I could deal with the loss of my father. I knew he was old. I more…

Well, what would Jesus say?

by Barbara Simpson -- The stench gets worse as lurid, criminal details continue to spew from Roman Catholic churches across the country. Priests are accused of criminal acts with children – most more…