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…

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…