Just call her Madam Secretary

by Bill Press -- Listen to the anguished cries of the purists: Never has a campaign promise been broken so soon. As a candidate, Barack Obama promised change – a break with more…

Why the double standard on Detroit?

by Bill Press -- No wonder people don't trust politicians. Americans just voted overwhelmingly to steer this country in a new direction, yet Congress has ignored the pleas of Barack Obama and more…

Discrimination still lives

by Bill Press -- LOS ANGELES – While the rest of the nation celebrates Barack Obama's triumph on Nov. 4, there's a dark cloud hanging over election night returns here in the more…

Proud to be an American again

by Bill Press -- It's true that every election is significant. But it's also true that it's impossible to exaggerate the special significance of this one. In so many ways, the election more…

How John McCain blew it

by Bill Press -- In Boston and Las Vegas recently, I attended two conferences of national business leaders, at least 80 percent of whom were Republicans. Curiously enough, no one asked me more…

The wardrobe to nowhere

by Bill Press -- Woe is me. I needed a couple of new shirts and ties this week, so I stopped in at my favorite clothing store, Filene's Basement. Designer clothes for more…

McCain's own treacherous buddies

by Bill Press -- First, this confession. Many years ago, while teaching high school in San Francisco, I lived in the same precinct as former Black Panther Angela Davis. I may even more…

Palin alone disqualifies McCain

by Bill Press -- It used to be true that the office of vice president didn't amount to much. Not "worth a pitcher of warm spit," in the famous words of FDR's more…

No blank check for Bush

by Bill Press -- "If Putin had written it, I would have understood it." That's what former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had to say about the big Bush $700 billion-plus bailout plan. more…