William Bradley: State of Play: Our Far-flung Crises

The velocity of events and the fragmentation of the media culture are such that it can be difficult to keep up with how we're doing in various national security crises around the world. Here's the latest state of play on some of the most pressing. [Read more...]



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William Bradley: Despite Water and Climate Controversies and Urgings for Tax Hikes and Tax Cuts, Jerry Brown Scores High in New Polling

The big drought has Californians worried. There are major controversies over Governor Jerry Brown's order to cut water consumption by 25 percent, not to mention some furious to-and-froing on climate change and demands for tax hikes and tax cuts. [Read more...]



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William Bradley: In Greenhouse California, The Hissing of Summer Lawns Fizzles While Races for Senator and Governor Quietly Take Shape

She could see the Valley barbecues
From her window sill
See the blue pools in the squinting sun
Hear the hissing of summer lawns

Joni Mitchell
"The H... [Read more...]



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William Bradley: Jerry Brown Perks Up On Presidential Politics 35 Years After One of His Best and Most Disastrous Speeches

Governor Jerry Brown made something of a stir last weekend with a crisp appearance on Meet the Press. After months of repeatedly saying he's not runni...

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William Bradley: Jerry Brown Drops Out of Stealth Mode In Washington to Talk Presidential Politics

Brown gets widespread praise for California's comeback. And though some landowners in the Central Valley are trying to drag out the otherwise greenlit high-speed rail project there, he has more good news of late. [Read more...]



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William Bradley: While Jerry Brown Focuses On Term 4 Challenges, a Senate Race Starts to Shape Up

For the first time since the first George Bush was president, California Democrats are having a competition for a seat in the U.S. Senate. And the early leader is the only candidate on the 2010 statewide Democratic ticket who nearly didn't win. [Read more...]



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William Bradley: Jerry Brown’s Big Green Inaugural Week

"Toward that end, I propose three ambitious goals to be accomplished within the next 15 years: Increase from one-third to 50 percent our electricity d...

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William Bradley: On the Eve of Another Low-Key Inaugural, Jerry Brown Heads Into a High-Key Term 4

The issues Brown is championing, in some cases for 40 years and more, dating back to his first gubernatorial inaugural in 1975 and before, are in many respects issues about the future of not only California but also the world. [Read more...]



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William Bradley: Pre-Holiday Jerry Brown Preps for Term 4

Governor Jerry Brown was resolute when I raised the latest disappointing round of UN climate negotiations in Lima, Peru with him. "California will lea...

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William Bradley: Jerry Brown Gets the Final Count and Looks Ahead

As he contemplates some fights to come in his record-setting fourth term as Governor of California, Jerry Brown finally got the final count on his re-election. Late absentees and provisional ballots boosted Brown more than a full point from his standing the morning after, to 60.0 percent. [Read more...]



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William Bradley: Pivoting To Success: Is Obama’s Progress in the Asia-Pacific and Elsewhere Enough?

With his eight-day tour of the Asia-Pacific, his affirmation of equality on the Internet, and his move to block mass deportations, President Barack Ob...

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William Bradley: Jerry Brown’s California, Barack Obama’s America: Starkly Different Democratic Realities

Looking at the political shards left over from Tuesday's election, shadowed so heavily by President Barack Obama's sharp decline from his strong re-election just two years ago, we see two starkly different realities for Democrats in the nation's largest state and the nation as a whole. [Read more...]



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