*Any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine and identified by “WW”.
50% of Americans say the country is on the wrong track, that includes 48% of men and 52% of women.
36% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction. This includes 39% of men and 33% of women. [Econ/YouGov 1/14/20] Continue reading “State of the Nation”
Since December 1991, the NBC/WSJ survey has regularly, including every year beginning in December 2011, asked respondents, “Compared with other years, do you think this year was one of the best years for the United States, above average, about average, below average or one of the worst years for the United States.”
Beginning in 2011 and running through 2016 the number saying that a particular year was “one of the best years or above average years” never exceeded 15%, and that was in 2016.
Beginning in 2017, that number has been steadily increasing; 2017 – 21%, 2018 – 30%, 2019 – 34%. Continue reading “This and That”
“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”
-Author unknown [WP 9/24/19] Continue reading “Quotes”
As of January 14, an Economist/YouGov poll found that 46% of registered voters approved of the job that President Trump is doing as president while 50% disapprove. 39% of women approve of the job he is doing along with 48% of men, while 50% of women disapprove along with 44% of men. Continue reading “President Trump”
The primary/caucus season begins on February 3, 2020 in Iowa, 10 days from today.
Super Tuesday is March 3, 2020, 39 days from today.
The 59th presidential election will take place on November 3, 2020, 284 days from today. Continue reading “2020”
Approval of the Congress generally remains quite bleak. Continue reading “Congress”
On January 15, 2020 the state of Virginia became the 38th state to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. There will be a series of complicated legal battles before the ERA can become a part of the Constitution but without this step in Virginia those battles could not be waged. Continue reading “Women Will Get It Done”
This is a first for WW, reviewing a restaurant that Debbie and I visited the night before it opened.
We were invited to a reception on January 7th the night before the restaurant opened in its new home at the Navy Yard. The restaurant is located in the new Thompson Hotel which also opened the next day. Continue reading “Restaurant: Maialino Mare”
Debbie and I went to Brasserie Liberté with Elizabeth and Hilary. It is relatively new and located in what was for many years Morton’s Steak House. It is not a steak house. Continue reading “Restaurant: Brasserie Liberté”
This is not a restaurant, but WW has become so enamored with Melissa’s products that that they need to be shared.
Melissa Ben-Ishay has created a cupcake bonanza of tiny cupcakes. It is hard to describe. If there is a cupcake flavor/frosting that you would like, including gluten free, there is a high chance you can find it at Baked by Melissa. Continue reading “Baked by Melissa”