*Any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine and identified by “WW”.
67% of registered voters say the country is on the wrong track, that includes 61% of men and 66% of women.
20% of registered voters say the country is headed in the right direction. This includes 25% of men and 15% of women. [YouGov 12/8/20] Continue reading “State of the Nation”
A transition at another time
In December 1975, Jimmy Carter was President-Elect and Walter Mondale was Vice President-Elect. It was a different time. There was no argument about who had won. Jerry Ford conceded, and the transition went forward in an orderly fashion. Continue reading “This and That”
From an era before 4-letter words Continue reading “Insults”
“I know that women are more inclusive than mercurial, more patient than impatient, are more respectful than abrasive.”
-Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank Continue reading “Quotes”
Joe Biden, soon to be the 46th president of the United States, will be the second Catholic to hold the office. The first was John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States. [WW] Continue reading “President-Elect Biden”
The outgoing Trump administration will have killed more prisoners since July of this year than any other administration has done in a full year since 1896. [Daily Beast 12/1/20] Continue reading “President Trump”
67% of the voting eligible population voted in the 2020 election. This was the highest percentage of the eligible population since 1900. The highest state turnout was Minnesota at 80%. The lowest state turnout was 55% in Oklahoma. Turnout in Georgia was 67%. [U.S. Election Project] Continue reading “The 2020 General Election”
Approval of the Congress is about where it was before the election. Continue reading “Congress”
Is this a sign of the times? (The names have been changed)
A friend of ours, sent us a holiday card with a return address sticker in the upper left-hand corner of the envelope that read:
“Ms. & Mr. Jane Smith
“Smith’s home address” Continue reading “Women Will Get It Done”