Downtown revivals across the country began in the 1980s, as residents flocked to cities instead of the suburbs. The population in downtown San Francisco grew 67% over almost four decades, from 53,000 in 1980 to approximately 89,000 in 2018, according to a recent Brookings Institution report. In the past decade, numerous office and residential towers have been built in the Transbay district, extending downtown’s reach. … [Read more...] about Empty towers. Quiet streets. Struggling cafes. Will downtown San Francisco ever boom again?
“I think in this case they've seen … a growing kind of portion of liberal consumers, tend to be upper income, highly educated, who view their spending behavior as a function of their politics. So I think that if they portray themselves as being, for instance gay friendly, supportive of Black Lives Matter, supportive of some feminist causes, then I think they see that a means of growing their business by appealing to those consumers,” he said. … [Read more...] about Zaid Jilani on how to prevent corporate ‘wokeness’ from destroying US
Morse said Sunday he will remain in his congressional primary race against Rep. Richard NealRichard Edmund NealTrump puts trade back on 2020 agenda Biden says Trump executive order is 'a reckless war on Social Security' Conservatives urge Trump to take unilateral action to suspend payroll tax collection MORE (D-Mass.) despite the investigation and denied ever using his position of power as mayor or a lecturer for “romantic or sexual gain, or to take advantage of students.” … [Read more...] about Zaid Jilani on the allegations against Holyoke’s mayor at UMass-Amherst
Several versions of an NDA for White House officials were drafted, including one that imposed a $10 million penalty, The Post has reported. But, unlike in the campaign, where everyone was expected to sign such a contract, it is not clear how many people agreed to them in the White House, especially after the early days of the administration. … [Read more...] about Trump long has relied on nondisclosure deals to prevent criticism. That strategy may be unraveling.
I’m not sure what to think as I watch the protesters run around, yelling and gesturing at their friends beyond the ring of black-clad police. It’s a chaotic scene. Outside the compound, a middle-aged woman shakes a sign and shrieks at cops ringing the main entrance, calling them animals and wishing shame upon them. At some point, the entrance to the basement parking lot of the compound opens, and two sleek black cars try to exit. Someone recognizes them as Machnouk’s, and the vehicles are pelted with bottles and curses until they’re forced to retreat. No one seems to know if the minister was in the cars or remains trapped in his office. … [Read more...] about Letter From a City Buried in Garbage — and on the Brink of Civil War