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…

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…