*Any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine and identified by “WW”.
36% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction. 55% say it is on the wrong track. [Economist/YouGov 2/26/19] Continue reading “State of the Nation”
“You can always debate about what you should have done.
The question is what are you going to do?”
-Hubert H. Humphrey Continue reading “Quotes”
On February 27th the NBC/WSJ survey found that 46% approve of the job that Trump is doing as president. Among those expressing approval are 88% of Republicans, 60% of rural residents, 54% of men and 54% of whites overall. Continue reading “President Trump”
The Trump administration is cutting off $286 million in federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The cutting of the funds is based on a new ruling that prevents groups that give abortion referrals from receiving federal family planning funds. [Axios 2/22/19] Continue reading “Disassembling”
[604 days to the 2020 general election]
The 59th presidential election will take place on November 3, 2020.
As there is increasing attention to the 2020 election it will be useful to keep in mind the following recent note circulated by Peter Hart with the NBC/WSJ poll.
“The political intelligentsia will spend much of their efforts dissecting the machinations of the candidates–this election, like all elections, comes back to the view of the voters. Start with the voters, stay there, and you will be in very good shape.” Continue reading “2020”
About John D. Dingell, Jr.
July 8, 1926 – February 7, 2019
The longest serving member of Congress in American History
My friend Howard Paster introduced me to his friend John Dingell at lunch at “Joe and Moe’s” restaurant (the restaurant has since closed) in Washington, DC and over time John Dingell and I became friends. Continue reading “Congress”
For the first time in its 109-year history, a woman has become part of the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the oldest college a cappella group in the country. The first female Whiffenpoof is Sofia Campoamor. [WP 2/10/19] Continue reading “Women Will Get It Done”
The review of DeCarlo’s from the last issue of the Watch, erroneously failed to mention that I was introduced to DeCarlo’s by Bob and Rita and I have undoubtedly been there with them more than any other persons. Continue reading “Restaurant Note”
Debbie and I had dinner at the Tria on a recent trip to Dearborn.
As you enter the restaurant from the lobby of the hotel there is a bar at the right that seats 12. Above the bar are two very large TVs that can be easily seen throughout the restaurant. Continue reading “Restaurant: Tria”
Peter and Florence and Debbie and I went to Buck’s. Peter told us that Buck’s serves the best steak in the city, too large to finish in a single sitting or by one person alone. Continue reading “Restaurant: Buck’s Fishing & Camping”