Can Donald Trump ever go too far?

by Bill Press -- Democrat, Republican, or Independent, can't we all agree? This is the craziest presidential campaign we can remember. The two oldest presidential candidates ever. The two least-popular candidates ever. more…

'Deplorables'? Hillary should have used stronger word

by Bill Press -- It's already earned a permanent slot in the Clintonian political lexicon, right up there with "vast right-wing conspiracy." The newest addition: "basket of deplorables." That's the phrase Hillary more…

Mother Teresa ain't so saintly

by Bill Press -- Heresy comes in different shapes and sizes. In many ways, like pornography, it depends on the eye of the beholder. But if not buying the idea that Mother more…

Trump's 'new' immigration plan: Just as racist

by Bill Press -- Politicians have often tried to re-invent themselves, and some have actually succeeded. Southerner Lyndon Johnson became the champion of civil rights. So did former KKK member Robert Byrd. more…

A price to pay for Bill Clinton

by Bill Press -- Poor Bill Clinton. These days, he must be thinking: You can't win for losing. After leaving the White House, he didn't just fold his tent. He created one more…

The nuclear button: No president should have one

by Bill Press -- It deserved more attention. But, unfortunately, it got lost amid all the post-convention buzz: the announcement by 50 senior Republican national security officials that they will not vote more…

Is Trump mentally unstable?

by Bill Press -- His critics have used a lot of adjectives to describe Donald Trump: outrageous, flamboyant, pompous, thin-skinned, erratic, egocentric and paranoid, for starters. But maybe it's time to use more…

2 cities, 2 conventions – but only 1 choice

by Bill Press -- For political journalists, there's nothing crueler than two national political conventions, two weeks in a row: endless hours of note-taking; long, boring speeches by countless politicians; cheap hotels, more…

Hillary couldn't have picked a better VP

by Bill Press -- What do you know? Donald Trump finally got something right. He picked the best possible running mate for vice president. Mike Pence is no political novice. In a more…

All hail the glorious Democratic primary

by Bill Press -- She may have had to wait 36 days since the end of the Democratic primary process to get Bernie Sanders' endorsement, but for Hillary Clinton, it was well more…