Harry Reid is no Trent Lott

by Bill Press -- There's no such thing as an "off-the-record" comment. That's usually one of the first lessons any politician learns. But poor Harry Reid had to learn it the hard more…

Before boarding plane, remove all clothing

by Bill Press -- "Welcome to the Friendly Skies. Now take off all your clothes." Don't laugh! In the wake of the failed terrorist attempt over Detroit on Christmas Day, it may more…

First, let's take a poll

by Bill Press -- My New Year's resolution is simple: Let's get rid of all public opinion polls. Seriously! We've become a nation fixated on polls. On any topic. As if they more…

Traitor Joe

by Bill Press -- The legendary Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield used to caution fellow senators: "Never question another man's motives, question his judgment." Maybe so, but it's hard not to question more…

Democrats cave on health-care reform

by Bill Press -- It's being hailed as the "great compromise" on health-care reform. But it should be called the great sellout. No matter what Majority Leader Harry Reid claims, the compromise more…

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…