America's forgiving 2nd-chance voters

by Bill Press -- One thing for sure about American politics: We are quick to condemn. Just ask Bill Clinton, David Vitter, Mark Sanford and Anthony Weiner. But we are also quick more…

Do we care about our privacy anymore?

by Bill Press -- Every Fourth of July, somebody reminds us there's more to this national holiday than hotdogs and fireworks. Take time over the weekend, we are piously admonished, to remember more…

Wow! Gay rights: So far so fast

by Bill Press -- Profound political change never happens overnight. The epic struggles for civil rights, voting rights, women's suffrage and workers' rights all took decades to achieve success and, at many more…

Obama's indefensible Syria foray

by Bill Press -- This is the time when every second-term president starts thinking about his legacy. But what a mixed one it's going to be for President Obama. After his decision more…

Obama and Susan Rice get last laugh

by Bill Press -- In the last five years, I've been to a lot of uplifting events at the White House, from welcoming NASCAR winners, to awarding the Medal of Honor, to more…

Washington loses its tea-party queen

by Bill Press -- Say it ain't so. There has never been a sadder day in American politics. Political reporters are still in shock over Michele Bachmann's sudden announcement that she will more…

The giant, shocking IRS scandal that wasn't

by Bill Press -- There's nothing Washington likes better than a scandal. So official Washington was absolutely orgasmic this week while dealing with not one, but three scandals at the same time. more…