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…

The poor you shall always have with you

by Bill Press -- John Edwards may have turned out to be a scoundrel. But, back when he was a candidate for vice president, he articulated better than anyone else one of more…

Rick Perry's coming-out party

by Bill Press -- First rule: Whatever they are, they're not debates. Lining up eight candidates on the same stage and giving them 10 minutes each (if they're lucky!) to blurt out more…

Idiotic tea partiers and Hurricane Irene

by Bill Press -- At first, it didn't seem so bad. Irene came ashore in North Carolina a Category 1 hurricane, not the Category 3 hurricane meteorologists had predicted. And in many more…

Rick Perry gets his 15 minutes

by Bill Press -- In the 2012 Republican primary, there's a new king of the hill. This week's Gallup poll shows the GOP's latest candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, leading the pack more…

The Grover Norquist super committee

by Bill Press -- Why don't we just call the bipartisan super committee, the congressional committee charged with coming up with $1.5 trillion in additional savings by Nov. 23, the "Grover Norquist more…

Tea party terrorists? If the shoe fits ...

by Bill Press -- At his first White House briefing after House passage of the debt-reduction plan, press secretary Jay Carney hailed it as a "victory for the American people." He was more…

It's up to Obama to save the country

by Bill Press -- Every day, we get closer and closer to the drop-dead date for raising the debt ceiling. As of the filing date for this column, it's less than a more…

Living in a world of the tea party's lies

by Bill Press -- On my radio show this week, newly elected Democratic Rep. Kathy Hochul acknowledged she was settling in to her new job in Washington. Still, she volunteered, at the more…