The dangers of South Africa's mirage

by Barbara Simpson -- South Africa is like the mysterious veiled face of a woman – alluring and tempting. Even removing of a veil or two, that impression doesn't change. But when more…

The South African mirage

by Barbara Simpson -- There's more wrong in Africa than AIDS, although you'd never know it from the headlines. All the focus seems to be on that totally preventable killer disease because more…

A mom by any other name

by Barbara Simpson -- "What do you want to do when you grow up, little girl?" "I want to get married and have babies." That was then. Now, she's supposed to say more…

Silver-tongued defense for Laci's husband

by Barbara Simpson -- And you thought we'd seen everything with OJ's trial! Baby, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Let's see, what do we have: One dead young wife, who was almost more…

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

by Barbara Simpson -- CNN hit the air 23 years ago, the result of Ted Turner's vision and chutzpah. "Traditional journalism" snickered and called the new-fangled competition the Chicken Noodle Network. It more…

You'll never guess who's on the phone!

by Barbara Simpson -- Picture this: It's 5 a.m. on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, somewhere in the world. The United States is at war, and the ship is part of the more…

What's wrong with Old Glory?

by Barbara Simpson -- It's one of those scenes that will be seared into our memories. Amid a crowd of shouting, cheering Iraqis, a massive statue of Saddam Hussein was pulled down. more…

The real 'Slick Willy'

by Barbara Simpson -- Watch out, Americans. The real "Slick Willy" is attempting a money-grab for San Francisco that, if successful, will spread like wildfire across the country – and will constitute more…

Fool me once ...

by Barbara Simpson -- We're smart and our weapons are too. So how can we be so stupid? Perhaps that's too tough. Maybe we're not stupid. Maybe we're just idealistic and don't more…

He won it! He's done it! But ...

by Barbara Simpson -- It's war. And anyone who thought George Bush wouldn't have what it took to make the decision, found out the truth. He wasn't kidding. George Bush is a more…