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…

The end has begun

by Barbara Simpson -- There's nothing like arriving for a visit and finding a note on the door that the family is at the hospital emergency room. Merry Christmas. It was to more…

Jingle jangles

by Barbara Simpson -- Merry Christmas! What are you doing reading this on this holiday? Shouldn't you be celebrating with family, friends, even the dog? Perhaps going to church or dropping in more…

Dissecting Dubya and Gore's speeches

by Barbara Simpson -- I don't know about you, but on Wednesday night, I heard and saw two long-awaited speeches on television. The country, if not the world was waiting for those more…