International shakedown

by Barbara Simpson -- Diplomacy was in full force at the U.N. conference in Monterrey, Mexico, last week. It was the U.N. High Level Panel of Financing Development. I'll bet you never more…

Bushie, baby, snap out of it!

by Barbara Simpson -- "Don't ever fall in love with a politician. He'll break your heart every time." I've always remembered that since I first heard it years ago. Dear Mr. President: more…

Simon: Heir to Reagan legacy?

by Barbara Simpson -- The experts have major egg on their faces. Especially the ones who thought former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan was a shoo-in for the GOP nomination for governor more…

Olympics: More of the same?

by Barbara Simpson -- U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A! You couldn't get away from it. The crowds picked it up and waved flags with the rhythm. The cadence was like the heartbeat of the more…

S'plain this!

by Barbara Simpson -- It's the ultimate snuff movie. Final and unquestionable proof Daniel Pearl is dead. We know because the murdering kidnappers showed him alive and talking, showed him being attacked, more…

Is she a 'babe' yet?

by Barbara Simpson -- Come on now, Greta. Just between us. Was it really just an eyelift? I haven't asked her that Connie-Chung-type question, but judging by the interviews Greta Van Susteren more…

He thinks he's 'Doctor God'

by Barbara Simpson -- One year ago today, my world changed forever, and the time since has been more than difficult. That day, my father died. I wrote about it in my more…

Wanna buy a passport?

by Barbara Simpson -- The government is demanding that every high school student undergo "patriotism" training, including teaching them "an unbiased understanding of the country's history." Before you get your panties in more…

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…