Bill Press

08/27/2015 - 9:34pm

    The central assumption of democracy -- beyond the assumption of fair elections, which is disturbingly questionable -- is that voters are the possessors of their own "interests," and vote for the candidate most sympathetic to them.

    But...

07/17/2015 - 12:02am

            As former chair of the California Democratic Party, I'm the last one the Republican Party would turn to for advice. But here it is anyway. For the good of the party, and the country, Republicans should throw Donald Trump overboard before he does any...

07/03/2015 - 2:36pm

    Who says things can't change in politics? We just learned, again, that they can -- and fast! Ten days ago, you couldn't find a politician in the South who had anything bad to say about the Confederate battle flag. Today, they're tripping all...

06/25/2015 - 11:14am

    Yes, there is a God. I admit, I was starting to have my doubts. Until this week, when real estate mogul and ultimate self-promoter Donald Trump announced that this time around -- unlike in 1988, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012 -- he's not just teasing. This...

06/19/2015 - 10:50am

    It takes a big ego to run for president. How else could you keep a straight face while telling everybody: "I'm the best person in the entire country to be the next president of the United States?"

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06/10/2015 - 2:19am

    Given the partisan gridlock in Washington these days, it's unusual to see members of Congress agree on anything, even a motion to adjourn. But this week Republicans and Democrats not only came together on a piece of legislation, they passed a historic...

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