A little revolution every now and then can be a good thing. I have nothing to add on whats going on in California.
Theres so much nonsense about the War on Terror in the news that I thought these two articles might be useful. Heres some good common sense on the step-pby-step prudence of the War on Terror from the Israeli Insider
and heres nice restatement of the Bush Administrations purpose and policy in the War on Terror by Condi Rice .