Barney Brantingham was a reporter and columnist for the Santa Barbara News-Press for more than 46 years before joining The Independent in July 2006. He writes a Tuesday and Friday column for Independent.com and a print column in The Indy's Thursday edition. He grew up on Chicago's South Side and, after working for Chicago area newspapers, he served as editor of the San Clemente Sun-Post before joining the News-Press.
But Health Care Always Available to Senators and Reps
But health care will still be available to senators and representatives.
Tamal Queen at Our Lady of Guadalupe Passes the Torch
Tamal queen at Our Lady of Guadalupe passes the torch.
Was It Abner Doubleday or the English?
Was it Abner Doubleday or the English?
Ice Sheets Turning to Water
Ice sheets are turning to water on the giant island.
What If There Were no Independence Day?
What if there were no Independence Day?
Has Putin Acquired a Sense of Humor?
Has Putin acquired a sense of humor?
Gяээtiпgs, Amэяiкaпs! Barney impulsively flies off to St. Petersburg.
Backpacking with Dick Smith Sounded Like a Good Idea
Backpacking with Dick Smith sounded like a good idea, until we went off the trail.
A Choice of at Least Four, None of Them Worth a Damn
Out of a choice of at least four, none of them are worth a damn.
Play It Again, Sam
Play it again, Sam.