Netanyahu joins Republican Party

by Bill Press -- It should never cease to amaze us when smart people do dumb things. But one of the dumbest we've seen in a long time is Speaker John Boehner's more…

The new Congress: Let Boehner be Boehner

by Bill Press -- "As a Democrat, you must be so depressed starting off this new year with Republicans in control of both houses of Congress." With those words, legendary San Francisco more…

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…