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…

Are you 'coming out'?

by Barbara Simpson -- "Hey, Mrs. Jones. Can Johnny come out?" Remember when that question had only one meaning? Johnny could either go outside to play or not, depending on Mom's mood. more…

Captain Sitting Duck

by Barbara Simpson -- "If hijackers are able to force themselves into the cockpit, all that pilots have to prevent the plane from being turned into a cruise missile is a crash more…

Beware the jackals

by Barbara Simpson -- A decent newscast would have said, "In Maryland today, the Rev. Alfred J. Bietighofer, a 64-year-old Catholic priest accused of the sexual molestation of two young boys, hung more…

Spreading terrorism, 1 by 1

by Barbara Simpson -- My first thought when I heard the news headline was, “How did Italy get so lucky?” I guess I didn’t have the only raised eyebrow because scarcely a more…

Gray's green politics!

by Barbara Simpson -- You may not care what happens in California politics, but you should. Not only because California ideas tend to spread across the country, but because its politicians gravitate more…