Is he dead yet?

by Barbara Simpson -- Never let it be said that I can't change my mind -- because I think I'm in the midst of doing just that. The issue -- executions. More more…

Hand that ignores the cradle

by Barbara Simpson -- The headlines are about problems with childcare. It all comes from the conclusions of a study of cause and effect, and those study results contain some real shockers. more…

Wish you were here! Not!

by Barbara Simpson -- I can see it now. Aunt Jane and Uncle Joe are in their twilight years and finally are able to take that trip around the world they've been more…

The Arkansas Shadow strikes again

by Barbara Simpson -- We're hog-tied and it's all Bill Clinton's fault. Oh I know, he's out of office; how can it be his fault? I can hear the critics saying "there more…

This apple has a worm

by Barbara Simpson -- The days of the little red schoolhouse and an apple for the teacher are so much a part of the past that most people today wouldn't even know more…

1 beret, 2 berets, 3 berets, 4

by Barbara Simpson -- There is no end to it! I knew the military was being dumbed and watered down. I didn't want to know it. I certainly didn't want to believe more…

Post Office snow job

by Barbara Simpson -- Remember the motto of the United States Post Office -- to the effect that neither snow nor sleet would stop delivery of the mail? I believed it once. more…

Don't put that foot in my mouth!

by Barbara Simpson -- It's been 72 years since there was a reported case of foot-and-mouth disease in this country. Agricultural officials hope our luck holds out. As if the threat of more…

Juggling your tax bill

by Barbara Simpson -- For you older-timers out there, the date March 15 still raises the hair on the back of your neck because you remember when that was the deadline. For more…

The very rich Mrs. Rich

by Barbara Simpson -- "Ho, ho, that’s rich!" For those who remember slang, that was a hot line a while back -- a retort that what was said was unbelievable or simply more…