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Entries by William Bradley from 01/2009

Obama: Vacation's End

| Posted 01.02.2009 | Politics

Obama's vacation ends like many of ours have over the years. With pleasant memories behind and significant problems ahead.

CIA: Parsing The Panetta Pick

| Posted 01.06.2009 | Politics

To say Panetta is a Clinton retread is to ignore his actual background. He comes out of a tradition which is almost forgotten today, that of the liberal Republican.

CIA: The Panetta Pick and the Feinstein Factor

| Posted 01.12.2009 | Politics

Feinstein's call for the appointment of a CIA director who can be linked to the practices Obama has made clear must end demonstrates how out of touch she is on intelligence.

Another Day: 24 and the Age of Obama

| Posted 01.13.2009 | Media

The Bush/Cheney administration essentially adopted the thriller approach to politics, but real life is not an episode of 24, which has backed off some from its increasing torture motif.

Obama: Riding With History

| Posted 01.19.2009 | Politics

Obama must be hearing the hoofbeats of history. He certainly invokes it. Indeed, he seeks to be one of its great riders.

Obama and His Commanders

| Posted 01.23.2009 | Politics

Now we're into one of the most fascinating parts of the new Obama administration: President Obama's relationship with America's military commanders.

"Mac Is Back?" Hey, It Never Left. Macintosh Turns 25

| Posted 01.24.2009 | Business

What will the Mac be in another 25 years? Undoubtedly part of my flying car.

Obama and the California Way On Climate

| Posted 01.27.2009 | Green

This president isn't going to sacrifice the environment for short-term economic expedience. In fact, he seems to view environmental progress as key to economic progress.

Obama in the Tank

| Posted 01.29.2009 | Politics

While most eyes were on the then impending vote on Obama's economic revival program, the new president ventured out to the Pentagon for his first meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff yesterday.