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…

PC reverse racism

by Barbara Simpson -- I'll bet you didn't see this in your local paper: 4,000 more farmers in Zimbabwe will be evicted and every farmer in the country is banned from doing more…

This is a killer

by Barbara Simpson -- How dare he act to protect the sanctity of life at a time like this! Say again? Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber said "Given everything that the country is more…

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…