Checking the 'God' scorecard

by Barbara Simpson -- "Good gosh, oh golly. Things are just getting out of hand." No, that doesn't quite do it. "Gol dang it, things are out of kilter." No, that doesn't more…

Simple fools in Afghanistan

by Barbara Simpson -- What's the new politically correct response to "good morning"? According to the "Book of Phrases" this week in the comic strip "B.C." by Johnny Hart, the caveman learns more…

Kiss my skirts

by Barbara Simpson -- Maybe I missed it. Did you see it? You know what I'm talking about – the in-depth, extensive, complete, thorough (Am I repeating myself? Good!) examination of Christmas more…

Who said the skies are friendly?

by Barbara Simpson -- If you were a white-knuckle flier before Sept. 11, you have more than enough reason now. And terrorists may be the least of your fears. At least it’s more…

The silence was deafening

by Barbara Simpson -- It's different when you're there. I don't gawk at accidents or seek out the macabre. But in the case of the World Trade Center, I needed to be more…

Coal in her stocking

by Barbara Simpson -- Christmas came a bit early in Philadelphia – and the Santa in this case, wasn't wearing a red suit. The color scheme in this perversion of Christmas is more…

Putting us first

by Barbara Simpson -- He took to the Rose Garden to speak to the public for barely five minutes and with that, fulfilled a campaign promise. What a concept! A politician who more…

Good little traitor

by Barbara Simpson -- All together now: Awww. Again, for good measure: Awww. Listen to the words in the media of the "shocked" family and friends. Frank Lindh, father: "a very sweet more…

Listen to the heroes

by Barbara Simpson -- While the focus of Sept. 11 has been on the World Trade Center, with substantially less on the Pentagon, there are those who are only concerned about a more…

Land: Now you see it, now you don't

by Barbara Simpson -- Sometimes I think the whole business of news coverage is just a shell game. You have to keep your eye on things or you'll get fooled every time. more…