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Quoted in Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL and Steph Curry. (Washington Post, 9/23/2017)
That old-time whistle, by Paul Krugman. (The New York Times, 3/16/2014)
THE ROMANCE OF SAN FRANCISCOAs darkness falls and the moon rises and the lights are turned up, it is time for cocktails, dinner, and night life. With a flair for the bohemian, and an international reputation for fine food, San Francisco seems alive with romance.
While running Mr. Pereira’s company in the late 1960s, Mr. Wong oversaw the design of the Transamerica Pyramid, the striking 853-foot-tall building that pierces the sky in San Francisco.
Mr. Wong said that Jack Beckett, the chairman of Transamerica, gave him straightforward direction. “His first statement was, ‘I want to make sure that everybody in the financial world knows who we are,’ ” Mr. Wong recalled in a video made by Neil Healy, his son-in-law. The general public, he added, understood that the building was making a statement.
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Of course, there's a huge interstate economic flow between Illinois and Wisconsin already, and Illinois interests believe that Foxconn and its suppliers will want to take considerable advantage of what their state has to offer. That includes O'Hare International Airport, lots of commercially developable land to the north and west of the Chicago area for the Foxconn supply chain, and even the many Illinois residents who make up a vast talent pool within an easy commute of where Foxconn will locate in southeastern Wisconsin.
Only, now there is a twist: Florida is no longer the swampy backwater it once was. It is the nation’s third most populous state, with 21 million people, jutting out precariously into the heart of hurricane alley, amid rising seas, at a time when warming waters have the potential to bring ever stronger storms. And compared with the 1920s, when soggy land was sold by mail, the risks of building here are far better known today. Yet newcomers still flock in and buildings still rise, with everyone seemingly content to double down on a dubious hand.
Although Trump is quite unpopular, the political map hasn’t changed much in the eight months since Trump won (not surprisingly). Compared to his standing nationally, Trump is still strong in key swing states.2 He has, however, experienced a disproportionate drop off in his popularity in red states, suggesting the president’s base isn’t as solid as it once was.
Milwaukee County Transit has reduced service by 14% since 2000, and 13% of city households lack a car.