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…

Selling snake oil by telling lies about FDR

by Bill Press -- The vast right-wing conspiracy is at it again. No sooner had President Bush launched his snake-oil scheme to dismantle Social Security than the Republican tom-toms started beating: "He's more…

Bush declares war on Social Security

by Bill Press -- Thanks to a friend in Congress, I watched this year's State Of The Union address, not from the sanctity of my living room, but from the majesty of more…

The Inaugural that never should be

by Bill Press -- On Thursday, Jan. 20, President George W. Bush will stand on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol and take the oath of office. It will be the more…

We torture prisoners, don't we?

by Bill Press -- Go figure. Since his re-election, President Bush has given the Presidential Medal of Honor to George Tenet, who ignored all the warnings about Sept. 11. He nominated Bernard more…

Jesus votes for stem-cell research

by Bill Press -- SAN FRANCISCO – Whatever it portends for Americans elsewhere, for California the year 2005 promises pure excitement. Starting Jan. 1, the Golden State will lead the world in more…