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…

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…