Downtown S.F. remains in a ‘deep hole.’ Here’s how mayoral candidates would revive it

Downtown S.F. remains in a ‘deep hole.’ Here’s how mayoral candidates would revive it

By J.D. Morris,City Hall Reporter July 21, 2024 Mayoral candidate Mark Farrell speaks about San Francisco’s economy and how to revive downtown during a news conference Wednesday in a vacant building in Union Square.Gabrielle Lurie/The Chronicle The contentious race for San Francisco mayor is increasingly being shaped by a core question:… Continue reading

How an open Democratic National Convention would work

How an open Democratic National Convention would work

By Sophia Bollag,Politics Reporter, Sacramento Updated July 21, 2024 4:40 p.m. (SFChronicle.com) The logo for the Democratic National Convention is displayed on the scoreboard at the United Center during a media walkthrough on Jan. 18 in Chicago. The convention is scheduled to be held in Chicago from Aug. 19-22. Scott Olson/Getty Images Democrats are… Continue reading

JK digest (25 items): Middle Nation on Propaganda, ICJ ruling, Mahmood OD, The Electronic Intifa, A.Omar, D. Haiphong/A.Abunimah, L.Savage, A.Mckay, S.Husseini, Bad Hasbara, L.Fang, R.Medhurst, C.Johnstone, Biden step down, more on Trump assassination attempt

Item#1 Middle Nation Book Discussion: Propaganda by Jacques Ellul -. Opinion, Thinking, and Palestine [Length: 31:14] Middle Nation July 15, 2024 [Note from JK: Another wow!] Item#2 The Hague – The ICJ delivers its Advisory Opinion in respect of the Legal Consequences arising from the Policies and Practices of Israel in… Continue reading

Book: “Democracy in America?: What Has Gone Wrong and What We Can Do About It”

Democracy in America?: What Has Gone Wrong and What We Can Do About It Benjamin I. Page, Martin Gilens America faces daunting problems—stagnant wages, high health care costs, neglected schools, deteriorating public services. Yet the government consistently ignores the needs of its citizens, paying attention instead to donors and organized interests…. Continue reading