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Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

California, Santa Monica, Columnist, Government, Opinoi

Lame Duck Jerry Brown: More Than A Caretaker?

Posted Nov. 1, 2014, 9:12 am

During his first eight years as governor, Jerry Brown was so imaginative about what state government could do that he won the nickname “Gov. Moonbeam.” It took Brown, then in his 30s, to theorize that a state could launch its own communication satellite. And that a governor should deal person to person with presidents and prime ministers of foreign countries. Common sense ideas today, but visionary in the 1970s.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, Santa Monica, Columnist, Government, Opinoi

GOP Not Finding Solid Candidate To Oppose Governor Jerry Brown

Posted Sep. 1, 2013, 8:50 am

The truism says that six months is an eternity in politics, with colossal change possible in that short time.

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