In defense of ACORN

by Bill Press -- Quick! What's the most important issue facing this country? If you watch Fox News, you have no doubt. It's not health-care reform, the economy, global warming, Afghanistan, or more…

On race: Carter v. Obama

by Bill Press -- The White House is never happy when a former president upstages the current president – which explains why the Obama White House is not happy with Jimmy Carter. more…

Glenn Beck: Joe McCarthy lives!

by Bill Press -- You probably never heard of Van Jones, and you may never hear of him again. Until last week, he was President Obama's adviser on "Green Jobs, Enterprise and more…

Win one for Teddy!

by Bill Press -- Sen. Ted Kennedy died exactly one year to the day after his powerful speech to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. There'd been a lot of speculation more…

My friend, the Prince of Darkness

by Bill Press -- It wasn't supposed to happen this way. In 1996, I came to Washington as the new liberal co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" to do battle with Bob Novak. And more…

CNN finally 'fires' Lou Dobbs!

by Bill Press -- It took him a long time, but CNN President Jon Klein finally got around to doing what he should have done a long time ago. In order to more…

The tea baggers are back – crazy as ever

by Bill Press -- Ah, democracy! It never works better than when informed citizens gather in town hall meetings to discuss and debate the issues of the day. But, oh, democracy! It's more…

Born in a manger in Honolulu

by Bill Press -- In September 2002, astronaut Buzz Aldrin was walking out of a Beverly Hills hotel when Bart Sibrel, a leader of the nutty gang who believe the Apollo mission more…

Health care looms, Congress goes fishing

by Bill Press -- President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Leader Reid don't agree on everything. But, when it comes to vacation plans for August, they are all three on the same page. more…

White, Republican racists on parade

by Bill Press -- Ugly, white, Southern male Republicans on parade. That's what we saw in the Senate Judiciary Committee: ugly, white, Southern male Republicans on parade, trying to derail Sonia Sotomayor more…