Dist. Atty. Brooke Jenkins gets a crash course in San Francisco politics when her father, the city’s mayor, is elected. But she’s shocked to discover a dark underbelly: a shadowy network of power brokers, including the city’s chief investigator, whose investigation she’s been secretly helping. When her father confronts this person, he learns that there’s more than meets the eye — and that there’s a lot more to her father’s political future than meets the eye, too.
After the shocking events of September 11, 2001, the US has spent billions of dollars to rebuild New York City, one of the most destroyed cities. And now, after three years, the City’s leaders are beginning to wonder: How will the rebuilding of New York’s biggest city play out? While the city’s business community wants the rebuilding to continue unimpeded, there are those who believe the City needs more oversight. How do we make sure that rebuilding New York City is done right before moving on to the next project.
In this film, two women are going to face up to the question of what it takes to be a woman in a world that has proven less than equal to women in the past. The Women’s Movement is a powerful, compelling film that reveals the extraordinary work accomplished by two extraordinary women. At a time when many women have become disillusioned with the struggle for gender equality and are withdrawing from public life, their stories are a reminder of what the struggle is all about.
We are now in the fifth year of the greatest financial crisis since 1929. If the situation in the world continues on its current path, we can expect the largest, longest depression in global history. We are facing a severe shortage of food, a drastic reduction in the price of oil, a major crisis in global monetary conditions and political shifts in the developing world. Despite this, there is little movement toward economic reform. This is particularly evident as President Obama and his administration are trying to implement comprehensive economic reform without strong support from Congress, while many in the Democratic Party support market-oriented economic reform. What’s more, the government is increasingly being run by political appointees, who are not subject to the limits that the Constitution places on the executive branch. In other words, President Obama has put the country at risk for political instability.
The first time I visited Paris, I was 15 and a student of French and was fascinated by the history of