Helen Thomas' 1st Amendment rights

by Bill Press -- In the end, Helen Thomas got the last laugh. Before anybody could throw her out of the White House Briefing Room, she denied her critics the pleasure by more…

An act of piracy on the high seas

by Bill Press -- Forget what country did it. Consider, first, the facts: Armed commandos attack an unarmed ship in international waters, open fire and kill nine civilians, including one American. What more…

The collapse of Rand Paul's political career

by Bill Press -- Think of two people who once dominated the headlines, but have suddenly disappeared from sight. They've both been hidden away. Osama bin Laden's probably living in a cave more…

Toxic talk of right-wing radio

by Bill Press -- It's getting ugly out there. And I'm not the only one to say so. "The political atmosphere obviously has been toxic," said Utah Sen. Bob Bennett after being more…

Kagan: No flaming liberal

by Bill Press -- He was the liberal lion on the Supreme Court. And when John Paul Stevens resigned, liberals like me demanded that President Obama name another proud, unabashed, full-throated liberal more…

The death of the tea-party movement

by Bill Press -- Farewell to the tea party. It was fun while it lasted. It certainly got a lot of undue media attention. But it died a premature, yet welcome, death. more…

Arizona: Brown skins need not apply

by Bill Press -- Sometimes, it seems we've made progress as Americans. At other times, it's clear we have not. Witness the retrograde, racist, unconstitutional anti-immigration law just adopted in Arizona. Under more…

From violent talk to violent actions

by Bill Press -- Fifteen years after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, we saw two very different commemorations of that tragic event. In Oklahoma City, survivors and families of the 168 people more…

We need a proud liberal on Supreme Court

by Bill Press -- What difference does it make who's on the Supreme Court? All the difference in the world. And few have ever made more difference than John Paul Stevens. A more…

The world's worst public-relations campaign

by Bill Press -- For Christians and Jews everywhere, whether they celebrate Easter or Passover, this is the most holy time of the year. How unfortunate, then, that so many people chose more…