Jeb Bush: the last two presidents in his party were his father and brother, and his brother crashed the family station wagon into the globe. Photograph: Jim Young / Reuters

To be seen as his own man, Jeb Bush needs to let go of his big brother’s props

Brian Williams moderating a presidential debate  in Florida  in January 2012. Williams said on Saturday he was stepping aside from daily news broadcasts for several days after admitting he had misled the public about being on a helicopter that was forced down in Iraq in 2003. Photograph: Chip Litherland/The New York Times

NBC’s anchor Brian Williams is in trouble, but respect for the medium is already gone

Aha moment: That guy is great, Mitt Romney thought to himself. That guy should be running for president. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

After he saw the documentary ‘Mitt’, the former Massachusetts governor thought he could be president

‘He’s alone on the stage – always his preferred setting. As an isolato, he can say what he thinks and define himself on his own terms. He can ascend to the mountaintop and ignore us when we pester him to come down.’ Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Defeat has left the US president free to resume being the consummate outsider

‘Selma’ director Ava DuVernay: ‘This is art; this is a movie; this is a film. I’m not a historian. I’m not a documentarian.’ Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters

Film-makers have a responsibility to be accurate about race, the US’s original sin

US soldiers at a base near Najaf, Iraq, in 2004. “The government does a very good job of sending people to war and a very poor job of bringing them home.”  Photograph: AP Photo/Saurabh Das

Starbucks boss Howard Schultz has taken up the cause of returning combatants

British actor Dominic West: after playing Iago and the English serial killer Fred West, he yearned for a more heroic role. “I was really keen to play a good guy, so this is the good guy I’m playing – a cheating husband.” Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

‘The Affair’, starring Dominic West, is the classic scenario of he said she said

“Gone Girl” starring Ben Affleck opened last weekend with the backdrop of cover-ups on NFL domestic violence.

Film noir vixens always beat boring cinema portraits of idealised women

Julia Pierson prepares to testify before a White House committee last month. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Julia Pierson withheld crucial information and papered over fiascos at a vital agency

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