Warm and fuzzy terrorists

by Barbara Simpson -- The president says we’re at war against terrorism. The secretary of defense says the bombs are dropping and they’re not about to stop soon. The attorney general repeats more…

Justifying terror

by Barbara Simpson -- I’m not into witchcraft, but if I were, I’d be heading out this Halloween with some potent spells in my back pocket. Then again, if I were into more…

There's a lock. Use it!

by Barbara Simpson -- A radio commercial I heard recently hit the nail on the head as far as our national security is concerned. The ad had nothing to do with the more…

Going to war

by Barbara Simpson -- Had it not been for the atrocity of Sept. 11, I would have been writing this column about my second voyage with the U.S. Navy. But the trip more…

What's wrong with patriotism?

by Barbara Simpson -- They knew what they were doing. They took their time and used money, contacts and connections to devise a scheme of unparalleled proportions. The attacks on New York more…

Whose side are you on?

by Barbara Simpson -- They're out in force like maggots on a rotting carcass. It took a massive attack on this country to force them out in the open to spew their more…

We are the wheel – let's roll!

by Barbara Simpson -- To paraphrase a friend of mine: The speech was great – now, do it! People have greatness thrown upon them, and George Bush, in his speech to Congress, more…

A test we must not fail

by Barbara Simpson -- The somber tolling of the bell in National Cathedral as the ceremony ended moments ago is still echoing in my ears as I write this. Perhaps the service more…

Trust … but verify

by Barbara Simpson -- If he weren’t alive and suffering from Alzheimer’s, President Ronald Reagan would be turning over in his grave. In a perverse twist of fate, it’s probably a blessing more…

Give back the tired, poor … criminals

by Barbara Simpson -- Relief swept across Sacramento County, Calif., last Thursday as police reported the capture of Nikolay Soltys. He’d been the suspect in a brutal, relentless killing spree. There’s no more…