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…

Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies

by Barbara Simpson -- Jeeze, Connie Chung asked all the wrong questions. Gary Condit told us repeatedly on network TV that he's "been married 34 years." The question should have been: "How more…

No suckers tour

by Barbara Simpson -- So sue me! I'm old fashioned. I still believe words have meanings and, when misused, they create the wrong impression. In this day and age, when we quibble more…

Without papers, you are nothing

by Barbara Simpson -- There are times I'm almost embarrassed to be a radio talk show host. No, let me correct that. There are times that I'm embarrassed to be a talk more…

Political betrayal, stupidity or suicide?

by Barbara Simpson -- I'd heard it all before. People trying to make a point in an argument and when things aren't quite going their way, raising the "R" word. You know more…