Big loser: GOP – big winner: Ted Cruz

by Bill Press -- Whew! That was close. We almost went over the cliff, but were spared at the 11th hour by a halfhearted deal that re-opens the government – but only more…

Republican flat-earthers on debt ceiling

by Bill Press -- There are as many different opinions as there are men and women on the planet. Still, it's hard to believe what some people believe. There are those who more…

Get serious: Shut the whole thing down!

by Bill Press -- As luck would have it, I had two interesting experiences last week: visiting my granddaughter's kindergarten class and watching Republicans in the House of Representatives deal with their more…

Francis turns Vatican upside down!

by Bill Press -- With big governments, or big institutions, change occurs very slowly. You know what they say: It's like a battleship. It takes a long time to turn that baby more…

These Republicans call themselves Christians?

by Bill Press -- There were two great speeches at the 2004 Democratic Convention – and, in a way, they complemented each other. The first, by a young state senator from Illinois, more…

Can Obama earn that Nobel Peace Prize?

by Bill Press -- In his masterful portrayal of John F. Kennedy, Ted Sorensen, special counsel to the president, revealed JFK's occasional frustration with the job of president. One evening, while changing more…

Obama's shrewd move to involve Congress

by Bill Press -- It was one of the biggest surprises pulled off by any president. The entire nation tuned in on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 31, to hear President Obama detail his more…

No easy answer on Syria

by Bill Press -- To bomb, or not to bomb Syria? That is the question of the day. And there's no easy answer. Let's start with the givens. We know the deployment more…

It's open warfare over the Fed

by Bill Press -- In Washington, D.C., politics never takes a day off. But even in this city of nonstop campaigning, nobody's ever seen anything like this: a full-scale political campaign over more…

All the news that's no longer in print

by Bill Press -- How you greeted the news that the Graham family had sold the legendary Washington Post probably depended on the first thing you do every morning, after you brush more…