Football factories or learning centers?

by Bill Press -- How's this for an opening line? I want to write this week on something I know nothing about: college football. Seriously, I don't know which teams are members more…

Newt enjoys his 15 minutes at the top

by Bill Press -- Oh, see them climb. Oh, watch them fall. Ironically, there is something inherently democratic about this season's Republican primary: Each candidate, in turn, gets his or her turn more…

Obama: A veritable killing machine

by Bill Press -- She didn't win the primaries, but Hillary Clinton still produced the most effective political ad of the 2008 campaign. Remember? "It's 3 a.m., and your children are safe more…

Occupy Wall Street becomes Occupy America

by Bill Press -- One month ago, on Sept. 17, a colorful band of rag-tag protesters descended on Zuccotti Park in New York's financial district and vowed to "Occupy Wall Street" until more…

My hero: Warren Buffett

by Bill Press -- We all need a hero. In my lifetime, I've had lots of them. From sports figures: Eddie Joost, shortstop for the Philadelphia A's, when I was growing up. more…

Today's Republicans: Rude, heartless boors

by Bill Press -- If things seemed a lot more relaxing this week, they were. And for good reason: There was no Republican presidential debate. However, as painful as they were to more…

Kill: Only thing government can do right

by Bill Press -- Shortly after 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, Troy Davis was killed by agents of the state of Georgia. He deserved to die, said the state, because he more…