The site is on leave while its proprietor focuses more on columns, essays, and news features and develops long-form writing projects.
All these things, especially the latter, come much more readily without publishing several times a day here on NWN. And with no California governor's race to speak of for the first time in many years, and 2014 a non-presidential election year, the traditional bread and butter items don't really apply. In any event, they can be more coherently covered as columns and features.
But this site, the archives of which have moved to a private site for my research purposes, will not be on leave forever.
In the meantime, you can access much if not most of my current writing -- with a few articles per week, and more than before -- at my Huffington Post blog.
Which is located at this URL: http://huffingtonpost.com/william-bradley/