Shock and awe in Ferguson

by Bill Press -- For those of us who lived through the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, and for all of us who remember the Trayvon Martin murder, just two more…

Executive orders? Obama has no choice

by Bill Press -- Congress has fled Washington for a five-week summer recess, but don't fret about all of the serious problems left unresolved in their absence. It won't make any difference. more…

Republicans and their impeachment crazies

by Bill Press -- When Republicans in Congress complained about his relentless attacks on their record, reporters dubbed President Truman "Give 'em Hell Harry." To which Truman fired back: "I never gave more…

GOP ignores lessons of 1994

by Bill Press -- President John F. Kennedy was fond of quoting the philosopher George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Indeed, Santayana's advice makes so more…

Why doesn't Dick Cheney just shut up?

by Bill Press -- Among former presidents, there's an unwritten rule: Once you leave the game, you don't stand on the sidelines and criticize the man who took your place. You never more…

GOP now embraces frivolous lawsuits

by Bill Press -- We all mourn the death of former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker, a great senator and statesman. And, no doubt, before his passing, Howard Baker mourned the death more…

The IRS scandal that isn't

by Bill Press -- Believe me, as a columnist, commentator and talk-show host, nobody loves a scandal more than I do. Just the thought of verbally hanging some politician or bureaucrat for more…

The unsinkable Jerry Brown

by Bill Press -- SACRAMENTO, California – There are those who don't believe politicians can ever enjoy a second life. They're wrong. Just go to Sacramento and check in on Gov. Jerry more…

Cantor's actually tea-party front man

by Bill Press -- You know what they say: "You can't believe everything you read in the newspaper." Eric Cantor learned that the hard way. On primary day, June 10, while still more…