Catholic church takes giant step backward

by Bill Press -- For Catholics worldwide, it was a watershed moment, brimming with exciting new possibilities: the chance to identify with Latin America and Africa, the two fastest-growing regions of the more…

In defense of Tom DeLay

by Bill Press -- My friends and fellow Americans, lend me your ears: I have come not to bury Tom DeLay, but to praise him. I am chairman of the Save Tom more…

Schiavo intervention backfires on GOP

by Bill Press -- How times have changed. Not so long ago, the Democratic Party was considered the party of big government and big spending. George W. Bush has turned things upside more…

Senate Democrats: Missing in action

by Bill Press -- It's Cherry Blossom time, when tens of thousands of Americans descend on the nation's capitol for a spectacular display of pink. But this year's tourists will also see more…

Playing politics with a
dying woman

by Bill Press -- What you believe about the Terri Schiavo case depends on what you believe in. If you believe our government exists merely to carry out the demands of religious more…

DeLay's dirty dozen

by Bill Press -- Who says God doesn't have a sense of humor? It looks like "the Exterminator" may himself finally get exterminated. The Exterminator, of course, is House Majority Leader Tom more…

Let us all now praise Dan Rather

by Bill Press -- Pity poor conservatives. They won't have Dan Rather to kick around anymore. With dignity and grace, Rather said goodbye as CBS News anchor on March 9. Was Dan more…

God save us from politics in the pulpit

by Bill Press -- Our Founding Fathers were not perfect. When writing the Constitution, they stipulated that, in order to qualify for election to the House of Representatives, a person would have more…

Sex to go: Call White House press office

by Bill Press -- If you suspect the media are guilty of a double standard when it comes to covering the White House, you're right. It's now clear, without a doubt, that more…

Long live Mr. Smith ... and the filibuster!

by Bill Press -- On almost everybody's list of all-time great American movies is Frank Capra's "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." You know the story. A naive Scoutmaster named Jefferson Smith, played more…