Get used to it: Terrorism in living color

by Barbara Simpson -- People compare the Boston Marathon attack to the World Trade Center destruction. Both terrorism, but with a major difference: Boston had blood! Sorry to be so blunt, but more…

1st do no harm, but mistreat to death

by Barbara Simpson -- The 93-year-old woman was hospitalized at a major hospital in a large city for a minor problem, but it soon became clear there were communication problems concerning her more…

Illegal? What's that?

by Barbara Simpson -- Remember the saying, "It's better to ask forgiveness than ask permission"? It's in play all around us. Consider 9/11: We were attacked by enemies we'd refused to admit more…

Sometimes there is justice!

by Barbara Simpson -- Anthony Marshall got the news last week. It wasn't what the son of the late multi-millionaire philanthropist Brooke Astor wanted to hear, but it was exactly what I more…

Tarnished Scouts' honor

by Barbara Simpson -- Imagine – one kid in California has put the Boy Scouts of America in the position of deciding whether to change a core belief of the organization for more…

She's a hero, not a victim

by Barbara Simpson -- What do you call someone who's sexually harassed by a male, middle-school teacher and then is sexually abused and stalked over a number of years by a female more…

Green government attacks again

by Barbara Simpson -- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, and while the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is notoriously liberal, it made the right decision in the case more…

Obama betrays Americans

by Barbara Simpson -- I know why this man is president, but I do not know why he remains president. Barack Obama was elected the first time and then was re-elected. Unless more…

California party time

by Barbara Simpson -- California, the state of "fruits and nuts" is about to prove it again with a great big party with a great big price tag for a great big more…

A historic pope

by Barbara Simpson -- I heard the radio bulletin last week, and the reality of the news took a few minutes to sink in. The pope, Benedict XVI, was resigning his position more…