Would you buy a used war from this man?

by Bill Press -- In June 2002, George W. Bush went to West Point to announce what became known as "The Bush Doctrine": a new policy of pre-emptive war, of which Iraq more…

No public option, no health reform

by Bill Press -- The process has been messy, but there's still a lot to cheer about in the battle for health-care reform. After talking about universal health care for more than more…

The Big Terrorist in the Big Apple

by Bill Press -- NEW YORK – This week, in the bars, restaurants and subways of the city that never sleeps, one topic dominated all others. Not Sarah Palin, Afghanistan, or health-care more…

The Congress of Catholic Bishops?

by Bill Press -- Consider this scenario. After months of debate, the national legislature is set to cast a historic vote. But, before legislators can vote yea or nay, the bill must more…

The referendum on Obama that wasn't

by Bill Press -- In the history of modern politics, we've never seen a worse case of media overkill. On Tuesday evening, Nov. 3, there they were: the entire panoply of political more…

Fat cats in the White House? Big deal

by Bill Press -- Is it too much to ask for a little sanity in politics today? Apparently so. The right has been particularly insane in the attacks they've leveled against President more…

The war Obama can't win

by Bill Press -- No matter how many more troops he sends into battle, President Obama must understand that this is one war he can't win. No, I'm not talking about the more…

The Hate America Party

by Bill Press -- For a while, after they got trounced in the last election, it was hard to figure out what the Republican Party stood for. They were floundering around without more…

Insubordination in Afghanistan

by Bill Press -- Do the words 'commander in chief' mean anything? That's not so clear anymore, after Gen. Stanley McChrystal publicly disagreed with President Obama over sending more troops to Afghanistan. more…

Afghanistan: Obama's LBJ moment

by Bill Press -- The same day: Wednesday, Sept. 30. The same topic: Afghanistan. The same city: Washington, D.C. But two very different settings. At one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, President Obama more…