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California Primary: Jerry Brown Romps While Republicans Dodge Their Own Silver Bullet and Other Races Intrigue

William Bradley | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Though the election was largely a bore, it did have some interesting outcomes, not only in the statewide races but also in some district level races for Congress and state Assembly and even local office.

California's 'Up-Wing' Governors: Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis

William Bradley | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Brown, Schwarzenegger, and Davis are not so much left-wing figures or right-wing figures as they are up-wing figures, i.e., political leaders who place a special emphasis on big think/think big future-oriented policies that position California on the global cutting edge.

Feinstein vs. CIA Fight Points Up Need for A New 'Church Committee'

William Bradley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

If the CIA becomes regarded as monstrous and out of control by not just the usual critics but also by much of the mainstream in the U.S. and around the world -- and they are on that cusp right now -- some of the most important tools in protecting the United States and its interests short of war become, at best, decidedly double-edged swords.

Jerry Brown for President: The Way We Were

William Bradley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

At the least, Brown clearly wants to influence the politics of 2016, which prompts this discussion of his first three presidential campaigns, each of which was telling and intriguing in its own ways.

Mandela: Remembering It Took a Very Long Time to Do the Obvious

William Bradley | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Mandela is nothing short of a consensus world icon, celebrated from the most insurgent to the most establishmentarian precincts, as he should be. But why, then, was his cause so difficult for so many to support when action was needed?

Amidst the Encomiums for His Record-Setting Tenure, It Can Now Be Revealed: Jerry Brown's Only Fatal Vulnerability for Re-Election

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Amidst the plaudits for his record and his new/renewed governorship, California Republicans met over the weekend past in convention to, among other things, discuss what they will try to do next year when Brown runs for re-election, something he has not yet announced.

HS Student Suspended After Tweeting About School's Failed Budget

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology

Cicero-North Syracuse High School senior Patrick Brown was suspended last week, after using Twitter to speak out about his upstate New York school dis...

Mad Men Meets the Assassination of Martin Luther King

William Bradley | Posted 06.29.2013 | TV
William Bradley

The Flood is a good episode of Mad Men, especially in a Season 6 off to an uneven start. It came at a good time, too, reassuring that our characters are not all irretrievably stuck in tedious personal melodramas. That, actually, they can be very appealing people.

The Miracle of Political Resurrections

Rich Rubino | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Rich Rubino

Easter is upon us, a time when Christians celebrate their belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. In the political sphere, there are also resurrections.

California's Futurist Agenda: A Tale of Three Governors

William Bradley | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown is working on the new California state budget, the first in more than a decade to be free of the state's deep chronic fiscal crisis. It's an agenda which his two most immediate predecessors, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis, in large measure promoted themselves.

David Lohr

Madeleine McCann's Grave Found, Claims South African Land Baron

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

A South African real estate developer claims to have found the gravesite of Madeleine McCann. Self-styled investigator Stephen Birch says he used a...

Jerry Brown Makes Some Splashy Moves

William Bradley | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Some imagine that Brown is at last embracing the way of his father, the legendary late Governor Pat Brown, widely credited as the builder of modern California, in developing what might be called an Edifice Complex. But that's not quite it.

David Lohr

Firefighter Sets Suicide Blaze, Loses Job, Sues City -- And Wins

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.09.2012 | Crime

ERIE, Pa. -- A federal jury in Pennsylvania has ruled in favor of Mary Wolski, a former Erie firefighter who was axed for setting a bathtub fire in a ...

Documentaries Old and New; Sascha Rice, Sundance and Nanook

Hellin Kay | Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts
Hellin Kay

Documentary film is one of the most undervalued of all art forms. But thanks I guess partly to "reality TV" people seem to have rediscovered it in the mainstream.

David Lohr

Another Twist, Another Delay In Murder Trial of Jodi Arias

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.10.2012 | Crime

The trial of Jodi Ann Arias, set to begin Feb. 1, could be the biggest court proceeding since Casey Anthony. The 31-year-old photographer is accuse...

David Lohr

Are Police In South Africa Ignoring A Serial Killer Who Is Targeting Gay Men?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.07.2011 | Crime

A human rights organization in South Africa is accusing authorities of failing to properly investigate the deaths of four gay men. Local media outlets...

Assessing Jerry Brown's Assessments (And Why He Was in Stealth Mode So Long)

William Bradley | Posted 06.18.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Even though Brown has spent countless hours with Republican legislators, not to mention all the time he's worked the Democrats to get their half of the compromise, he still doesn't have a budget deal.

With History Waiting At the Finish Line, Jerry Brown Heads Into the Final Curve of the Race

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Jerry Brown is shaping up as potentially the biggest Democratic winner of the 2010 elections. He is on the verge of besting the biggest-spending candidate in American history.

Why on Earth Would Jerry Brown Want to Be Governor of California?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Jerry Brown talks now about a "re-founding" of California in the midst of chronic budget crisis and slow-mo recovery from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

The California as First "Failed State" Debate: Schwarzenegger, Davis, Whitman, and Jerry Brown

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Is California America's first "failed state?" I asked Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger; the governor he replaced, Gray Davis; and a famous former governor favored to be the next governor, Jerry Brown.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown, Bill Clinton and That Crazy California Governorship

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

California's next governor is likely someone who's already won a landslide election as governor, albeit 30 years ago. That's Jerry Brown, who won his latest landslide for Attorney General in 2006.