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Jobs: How Does the First Steve Jobs Biopic Play Compared to the Real Thing?

William Bradley | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment
William Bradley

It tells us too much about Apple, and not enough about Jobs. And what it does tell us about Jobs is more a depiction of of events rather than an incisive look at what made him the great, maddening, transformational figure he was.

Diplomacy Where It Is Needed Most

Gary Hart | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

For those who viscerally hate the Russians, there will always be reasons, however obscure, to justify their resentment. But Edward Snowden hardly provides the justification.

Chamber of the Americas: A Conduit to Latin American Commerce and Culture

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 09.17.2013 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

The ubiquitous chamber of commerce populates America's business topography comparable to apple pie, baseball and midsummer pyrotechnics. Every munici...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Sex, Substance and Spitzer

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgShrum & Reagan debate why some survive scandal (Jefferson, Clinton) while others don't (Hart, Edwards). And there's unanimity that Morsi ouster is least worst option for Egypt, U.S., Democracy. And: Can Hillary be too old if Dutch wasn't?

Obama Pivots Amidst Encroaching Chaos: Is the Promise of the California Summit Receding in the Rearview Mirror?

William Bradley | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

We just don't live in a world in which it makes sense to leave our doors unlocked. But that's not a justification for an anything goes attitude.

"Going Bulworth": The First Time, and Now

William Bradley | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Where will Obama be if his administration's conventional methods are not up to the task of cutting through controversies that are engendered, at least in part, by reliance on conventional methods? That's when things could get very interesting.

Weep for the Senate

Gary Hart | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

By the time we reach the 2014 election, almost one third of the current Senate will have resigned in the past three elections. Recent reports indicate that those formerly considered to be virtually automatic candidates are rejecting the opportunity to seek the vacated seats.

Considering W: I Have a Confession to Make (I Kinda Like Bush)

William Bradley | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

I met Bush rather briefly when he was governor of Texas and found him to be intelligent and funny -- though he certainly turned out somewhat differently than I anticipated.

Democrats and Defense

Gary Hart | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

When will Democrats rightly claim to be the most knowledgeable, thoughtful, experienced, imaginative leaders on defense of our nation?

Why the Hagel Battle Made More Sense for Obama Than the Rice Battle

William Bradley | Posted 03.11.2013 | World
William Bradley

Why did President Barack Obama choose a big battle with Republicans over Chuck Hagel rather than Susan Rice? Obama himself, of course, has not said. He never said that UN Ambassador Rice was his first choice for secretary of state.

'This Is About Human Beings'

Gary Hart | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Gary Hart

Disaster relief, including for Hurricane Sandy, is government spending. It is no worse, but also no better, than meals on wheels for the elderly, school breakfast for poor children, unemployment compensation and rent subsidies. All are government spending and all are "about human beings."

Recalling George McGovern's Last Campaign

William Bradley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

George McGovern lived these core ideals of the American Republic, acting in the tradition of Jefferson and the Enlightenment. And he lived them in dramatic action, in some of the most turbulent times of American history.

Let's Have Town Halls After the Elections

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Harold A. McDougall

The citizens' assembly, being non-governmental and community-based, would have no power to compel their participation. But I think very few would refuse. Who knows, maybe C-SPAN would want to cover it.

Recalling Total Recall: Schwarzenegger's Comeback Proceeds With A Big (Naturally) Book

William Bradley | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Sufficiently contrite or not, Arnold Schwarzenegger continues to be, as Jerry Brown noted on CNN right after the "surprise" announcement of candidacy in 2003, "a very interesting character."

The Five Presidential Debate Lines You'll Hear Again Wednesday

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

They'll carefully review tapes of their own performances, as well as those of their opponents. But these presidential debates don't exist in a vacuum; they're part of a long chain stretching back (at least) to the Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. And over the past half century, candidates have landed some real zingers.

After the Romneyrama, and Serious Matters

William Bradley | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

For Mitt Romney, the convention provides his latest attempt to re-introduce himself to the American people. But what's that old ad tag line? "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." It's not a Don Draper line but it sounds like it ought to be.

Gore Vidal: Remembering A Brilliant, Controversial Legend of the Sort We Don't Foster Any More

William Bradley | Posted 10.03.2012 | Books
William Bradley

The current scene isn't producing writers like Gore Vidal, one of the towering writers and cultural figures of the post-World War II era. So his passing Tuesday in Los Angeles, where he lived most of the past decade, marks a sad cultural milestone.

The Natural

D. R. Tucker | Posted 06.23.2012 | Books
D. R. Tucker

I am so grateful to Carole King for her new memoir, A Natural Woman. There is no way to do the book justice. It is a book that cannot be analyzed, only experienced.

The Real Game Change: Palinism's Rise, Moderate Republicanism's Eclipse

William Bradley | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The term "game change," like so many sports-oriented terms in politics, is decidedly over-used. But the events depicted in the Game Change film really do constitute just that, though not in the way that my friend Steve Schmidt intended it.

The New Conservatism

Gary Hart | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

The political media have accepted the myth of "equivalence" that says political polarization and governmental dysfunction are the result of both parties going to extremes of right and left. It is a myth.

Newtonian Motion, the Big Nevada Bust, the Road Ahead (and the Rise of Rick?)

William Bradley | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The bust that was the Nevada Republican presidential caucuses revealed much about brewing Republican swing state problems, and the decided limitations of Romney's candidacy and that of Gingrich.

Newtonian Motion: Will Gingrich Blow It (Again)?

William Bradley | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

This is a big moment for Gingrich, especially with Romney so obviously in flail mode. The right mix of decisions can put him in the driver's seat in the national Republican Party. If that's where he wants to be.

Iowa Then and Now

William Bradley | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The chaotic jumble of holding the Iowa presidential caucuses on January 3rd is now fully apparent. It didn't used to be this way.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Cast in GOP's Race to Casa Blanca

William Bradley | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

The Republican presidential race was a reality TV show. But now that the primaries and caucuses are coming right up, it's a road picture. Here's how each candidate, a distinct type, is doing right now.

Newtonian Motion: Action Begets Flawed Reaction

William Bradley | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Romney has very little time in which to pull Gingrich down, especially without doing himself serious damage as well. He may have to let Gingrich win Iowa and hope to rebound in New Hampshire.