C.W.’s Newsletter

C.W.’s Newsletter offers insights on a variety of subjects including local and national politics, city governance, homelessness, sports evolution, media changes, and technology's impact. It critically analyses social issues in San Francisco, sports media trends, NBA team dynamics, college football, and the rise of artificial intelligence.

Politics Social Issues Sports Analysis Media Evolution Technology and AI

The hottest Substack posts of C.W.’s Newsletter

And their main takeaways
157 implied HN points β€’ 06 Oct 23
  1. The homeless debate involves conflicting perspectives from people like Adam Mesnick and Jennifer Friedenbach.
  2. Jennifer Friedenbach advocates for more government funding to address homelessness, focusing on long-term solutions.
  3. A realistic solution to homelessness could involve expanding and improving shelter systems to provide immediate support.
235 implied HN points β€’ 15 Apr 23
  1. People are scolded for worrying about crime, drugs, and homelessness in San Francisco, with claims that things are actually fine.
  2. Despite official statements that crime is down and manageable, the city is facing a crisis with issues like fentanyl dealing and human trafficking.
  3. There is a growing sense of individuals feeling they are on their own in dealing with problems due to a lack of city governance and public order.
117 implied HN points β€’ 13 Sep 23
  1. San Francisco may have the legal ability to remove tent encampments from the streets if occupants are offered housing and decline.
  2. This could potentially improve the city's streets by reducing homelessness and disorder.
  3. Legal hurdles and ensuring there are enough shelter beds are key challenges in implementing this potential change.
98 implied HN points β€’ 14 Jul 23
  1. Newspapers are shifting away from traditional sports coverage due to the rise of digital platforms like The Athletic and team-specific internet sites.
  2. Printed newspapers are adapting to the decline in sports coverage by transforming into sports magazines with less emphasis on game stories.
  3. Gen Z is showing a lower interest in traditional sports viewing, preferring social media platforms like TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram to stay updated on sports content.
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39 implied HN points β€’ 13 Jun 23
  1. Basketball is evolving with a shift towards valuing a diverse skillset rather than just slam dunks.
  2. Players from around the world, not just the US, are becoming significant stars in the NBA.
  3. Teams may need to reevaluate scouting methods to identify underrated players who excel in areas like defense and teamwork.
39 implied HN points β€’ 13 May 23
  1. The Warriors seem to be sticking with their core players rather than incorporating new or young talent next season.
  2. The team's decisions on playing time have drawn questions, especially regarding young players like Moses Moody and Jonathan Kuminga.
  3. There is a need for the Warriors to get bigger, younger, and faster to improve their performance, but they may not make significant changes.