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…

Rough ride coming

by Barbara Simpson -- It's official. The vote has been taken. It was 58 to 42 and John Ashcroft is the new attorney general of the United States. The chief law enforcement more…

Out with Hill, in with Laura

by Barbara Simpson -- Her husband hadn't even taken the oath of office and Laura Bush was faced with the reality that her life had taken a turn that even she probably more…

It is a matter of choice

by Barbara Simpson -- It's out there for all to know. The new president is in favor of choice! Yes, he is and his plan is on the record. President Bush is more…

Grilling with kindness

by Barbara Simpson -- From: the Senate To: John Ashcroft Dear John, This letter has been a long time in coming, and if things had turned out differently in Missouri in November, more…

'If these are our friends ...'

by Barbara Simpson -- Down in flames. She said she didn't need any of this, and I don't blame her. She doesn't and neither does anyone else who aspires to serve her more…

Bush already embattled

by Barbara Simpson -- That’s what you get with a shotgun wedding. The preacher holds the Bible and makes it legal, but there’s no honeymoon. Not now. Not ever. Even though someone more…