It wasn't a big weekend in movies except for the stunning if a tad overrated Gravity, but two noteworthy political figures had prominent roles. Unfortunately for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, it didn't prove to be a big box office weekend for either.
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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.
Focusing more on the Asia-Pacific region has long been in the cards as Asian economies rebuilt and rose to the fore in the decades after World War II and the ruinous Pacific War that was such a critical and yet underplayed part of it.
When it comes to clean energy, there's plenty of bright-line principle and uplift about the future. But there is plenty of complexity and conflict as well. Who knows? There might even be more stories there.
If a centrist Schwarzenegger was running for re-election in 2010, would Brown, who admired Schwarzenegger and knew first-hand how difficult an incumbent governor is to defeat, have run against him?
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Now, having vanquished a massively over-funded opponent, Brown may face off against a massively under-funded opponent. Whitman got 41 percent of the vote for her $180 million. It will be interesting to see how different the results are in 2014, if at all.
Where there's a great risk, the level of excitement and thrill is heightened and there's an effort to push the envelope further and further. The greater the risk the greater the thrill.
Kathleen Brown was on her third campaign manager, and things weren't going well. She had begun as the toast of the East Coast-based national media, with a big lead in the polls over incumbent California Republican Governor Pete Wilson.
How do Americans feel about the fast-emerging world of which the Snowden revelations -- involving overly busy human analysts who might look at their personal data -- are only a part? Hard to say. After all, few know about it yet.
In this era, with movies more globalized and insistently present in the culture than ever, three iconic cinematic figures are very much front and center, their latest movie outings from last year and this in the all-time top 10 in worldwide box office.
We just don't live in a world in which it makes sense to leave our doors unlocked. But that's not a justification for an anything goes attitude.
We can learn from innovative governments around the world and from many of our own states, or we can let partisan politics impose unnecessary waste and costs on this generation and those still to come.
Four years ago in California, the decisions by Schwarzenegger and Brown created the context in which Prop 8 was ultimately defeated and same-sex marriage made legal in the nation's largest state. Sometimes it really is what you DON'T do that makes all the difference.