The church sell-out

by Barbara Simpson -- You'd think Catholic bishops would have more common sense – to say nothing of a better understanding of basic Catholic teachings. I thought they were smarter than that. more…

We're on the road to chaos

by Barbara Simpson -- While the man who is president and his family luxuriate on Martha's Vineyard for another of their sumptuous vacations, the rest of us Americans deal with the reality more…

Obama has 'Benghazied' us again!

by Barbara Simpson -- Years ago, I began a TV news story with the words, "The sound of silence." It was about a devastating plane crash in San Diego – a commercial more…

Where in the world is Barack Obama?

by Barbara Simpson -- Uh-oh. Things are tense again. The warning is out: The terrorists are coming! The terrorists are coming! Red alert! Red alert! Ramadan is over, and while those members more…

What's to celebrate?

by Barbara Simpson -- It happens to all of us, once a year: a birthday. For me, that's today. And? I gave up celebrating the day years ago. Maybe my increased cynicism more…

Don't sink the anchor!

by Barbara Simpson -- Once the No. 1 independent television news in the country, KTVU-TV 2 in Oakland, Calif., is suddenly an international laughing stock. Management is, to say the least, not more…

Who's your new neighbor?

by Barbara Simpson -- Do cultural differences matter? Consider: The exhibition soccer match two weeks ago in Las Vegas between Mexican rivals Chivas and Club America hadn't even begun when fans swarmed more…

The Deen destruction derby

by Barbara Simpson -- I listened with disgust to two women on a San Francisco radio station – one a talk host, the other a talk show producer – respond to a more…

School sex abuse justice

by Barbara Simpson -- It's not often that a terrible story has somewhat of a good ending, but it does happen. In this case, at least part of it has that ending, more…

Like it or not, immigration treason

by Barbara Simpson -- By the time you read this, it may already have been voted upon and settled, just waiting for the magic signature of the man in the Oval Office more…