03.13.2016

Today’s Buzz features suburban sustainability, the drivers of SF’s housing crisis, and reactions to the violence at the Chicago rally. Enjoy some nice tries by some undoubtedly well-meaning people.

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Right Now with Ian Davidson

What I’m Doing: Picking up my friend from the airport for a 4 day visit!

What I’m Listening To: Pandora

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

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We’re Buzzin’

Obama’s blunt assessment of Trump’s rise: The mogul is capitalizing on the GOP’s own tactics, the president said: “That you just make flat assertions that don’t comport with the facts. That you just deny the evidence of science. That compromise is a betrayal.”

Presidential Candidates React To Violence At Donald Trump’s Chicago Rally: Two of the Republican candidates said Saturday they may no longer support Donald Trump should he become the nominee following the violent events at a Trump rally in Chicago on Friday night.

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Canceled Trump rally in Chicago reflects nation’s deep, angry political divide: A nation’s deep and angry political divide collided on a Chicago college campus Friday night, keeping Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump from taking the stage at a major rally just days before the Illinois primary.

Bernie throws Rahm Emanuel under the bus: If Bernie Sanders gets his way, Tuesday’s Illinois primary will turn into a referendum on embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Georgia Senate approves guns on campus; bill goes to governor nextLicensed gun owners who are 21 and older would be able to carry concealed weapons on public college campuses in Georgia if Gov. Nathan Deal signs a bill headed to his desk.

In Hail of Bullets and Fire, North Korea Killed Official Who Wanted Reform: A biography of Jang Song-thaek, the uncle of North Korea’s leader, depicts a reformist political fixture who became the most famous victim of his nephew’s purges.

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Local Gov Confidential

Blame Zoning, Not Tech, for San Francisco’s Housing Crisis:For San Francisco’s many discontents, tech is a boogeyman, an “inescapable” presence, per The New York Times. But the tech monster is only an agent of chaos. The real fright-feature is the lack of housing. And the nightmare behind it is other people.

Staten Island Woman Arrested After Infant Is Found Dead: The police were called to a home in the New Springville neighborhood, where they found a baby that was soon declared dead.

Another Coal Project Bites the Dust: Arch Coal’s plans to develop a mine in Otter Creek Valley, east of Billings, is the latest casualty in the death throes of the coal industry.

Suburban Sustainablity: There’s a philosophical debate about what is “sustainable.” The two dominant camps tend to advocate on behalf of either the hyper efficient dense city or bucolic rural self sufficiency. Personally, I’m not a fan of either.