NFL makes Congress look good

by Bill Press -- No wonder members of Congress are walking around with big smiles on their faces these days. They're used to being the most disgraced people in the country. But more…

No new war without congressional approval

by Bill Press -- How does a war-weary president convince a war-weary nation to start another war? In a prime-time address to the nation on Wednesday evening, President Obama tried. First, he more…

Obama is right to hesitate

by Bill Press -- Give President Obama credit for one thing. He's accomplished something nobody else could do. In a city long frozen in partisan gridlock, he's done the impossible. He's succeeded more…

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…