Obama's bold new Cuba policy

by Bill Press -- It takes a lot to shake the jaded White House press corps. So when I walked into the briefing room Thursday and a reporter friend greeted me with more…

Who will be held responsible for torture?

by Bill Press -- We've never seen anything like it. Reporters almost ran out of adjectives for the kinds of torture carried out by the CIA, as described in the Senate Intelligence more…

Black men: Beware of police officers

by Bill Press -- It's one of the best-known lines of any English-language poet – Robert Burns' reflection on the upper-class church lady who doesn't realize there's a louse crawling around on more…

Mr. Obstructionism now leads the Senate

by Bill Press -- In what will no doubt be remembered as the understatement of the century so far, President Obama confessed at his news conference the day after the midterm elections: more…

Smile! Things are not as bad as they seem

by Bill Press -- It's the strangest out-of-body experience I ever had. About 10 years ago, while browsing in a San Francisco bookstore, I picked up a book of quotations. Routinely turning more…

Cowardly Democratic Senate candidates

by Bill Press -- Maybe you had the same reaction. I've been around politics for 30 years, but I don't remember seeing anything as dumb as Kentucky Democrat Alison Grimes' refusal to more…

Do you trust your government on Ebola?

by Bill Press -- As I write this column, two health-care workers in Dallas have come down with Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who traveled from West Africa and died from more…

Panetta bites hand that fed him

by Bill Press -- Four of the best years of my life were spent working for California's Jerry Brown, during his first turn as governor. Among my most vivid memories of those more…

Eric Holder's tenure: Disappointing

by Bill Press -- He's not exactly stepping aside quietly. Reaction to Eric Holder's resignation ranged from hagiographic to diabolical. Civil rights leaders praised him as the strongest attorney general since Bobby more…