The unsung hero of Obama's victory

by Bill Press -- "No good deed goes unpunished." Those words will be emblazoned on Howard Dean's tombstone, or should be. Of all those responsible for Barack Obama's successful campaign, Dean is more…

The skunk at Obama's lawn party

by Bill Press -- As we get ready to begin a new administration, here's one important rule for loyal Democrats to remember: You don't have to agree with Barack Obama on every more…

Illinois politics: 'Pay to play'

by Bill Press -- Among America's governors, one man stands out for delivering on a liberal agenda. In just six years, he brought about ethics reform and continued the state's moratorium on more…

Bush's last-minute destruction

by Bill Press -- The election's over. In a matter of weeks, Barack Obama will be our next president. Meanwhile, George W. Bush is the lamest of lame ducks. But that doesn't more…

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…