William Bradley is an award-winning columnist and investigative reporter and a frequent political advisor. He has been a senior advisor, special advisor and special consultant to presidential and gubernatorial campaigns, governors and senators. Senior advisor with Arianna Huffington for Shadow Conventions 2000, veteran of a half-dozen U.S. presidential campaigns, he has advised leading parties in Mexico (PRI, PRD), Japan (LDP), Germany (Greens), and Russia (DemRussia). His New West Notes former blog and longtime newsletter has a 90%-plus forecasting record. The Post featured columnist and former chief political writer for LA Weekly (then the nation's largest metropolitan weekly), California Business, Golden State Report, and Sacramento News & Review has held posts in federal, state, and local government, co-founded Campuses United Against Apartheid and a newspaper in California's capital, dabbled in Hollywood, worked with Silicon Valley's marketing guru, garnered a Clio. An Eagle Scout and black belt, he has also written for a score of major international publications, hosted a national radio show on SiriusXM, and has been an AFP stringer and on-air analyst and consultant for Al Jazeera. A summa cum laude Berkeley grad and decorated Navy vet who has traveled in 50 countries, Bradley is USC Annenberg's first senior fellow for online journalism, longtime national AltWeekly Awards judge and has been a National Merit Scholar, VISTA Volunteer, fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Royal Society of Arts, UC regents fellow, UN special attaché, and UCLA, Naval War College, Stanford and Oxford postgrad. Dubbed an "All-Pro" operative by Campaigns & Elections, mainly for his presidential campaign work, during his twenties, the American Legion life member is a permanent student of the dynamics of history who enjoys the cavalcade of events in these dark and fascinating times.