Health-care passage will be good for Dems

by Bill Press -- At long last, the preliminaries are over and we're entering the final rounds of the health-care reform debate. After making the mistake of staying on the sidelines for more…

Republicans green light reconciliation

by Bill Press -- History repeated itself this week at Blair House, the nation's official guest house for former presidents and foreign dignitaries, across the street from the White House at 1651 more…

Singing 'Kumbaya' on health-care reform

by Bill Press -- For weeks, ever since Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts, Democrats have put health-care reform legislation on hold, and we've been left wondering what the next move would be. more…

Obama: Tougher on terrorism than Bush

by Bill Press -- "What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered," asks Bill Murray, playing more…

Bring democracy to the Senate

by Bill Press -- Among other priorities in his State of the Union address, President Obama vowed to change the way Washington works. Here's one good place to start: get rid of more…

Ted Kennedy deserved better

by Bill Press -- Voters of Massachusetts have made big mistakes before. After all, they once elected Mitt Romney governor. But sending Scott Brown to Washington is their biggest mistake yet, the more…

Harry Reid is no Trent Lott

by Bill Press -- There's no such thing as an "off-the-record" comment. That's usually one of the first lessons any politician learns. But poor Harry Reid had to learn it the hard more…

Before boarding plane, remove all clothing

by Bill Press -- "Welcome to the Friendly Skies. Now take off all your clothes." Don't laugh! In the wake of the failed terrorist attempt over Detroit on Christmas Day, it may more…

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…