State of the Nation

*Any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine and identified by “WW”.

28% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction while 58% say it is on the wrong track. [Reuters/Ipsos, 12/5/17]

68% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today. 27% are satisfied. [Pew, 12/4/17]
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(Courtesy of Simma Leibman; other sources as noted)

“You can’t help a chick peck out of the shell.”
— Author unknown (Julia Bromley)

‘Complicit’ is’s word of the year: It is an adjective meaning “choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having complicity”
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About President Trump

President Trump’s goal is to eliminate, undermine or otherwise undercut anything done by President Obama. Further, he will not do what Obama or George W. Bush would have done in any circumstance. [WW]

Trump’s actions don’t have an organizing principle. [Bob Woodward, Morning Joe, 11/8/17]
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Women Will Get It Done

Women make up 24% of the computing workforce, and that number is declining. Four out of ten women are leaving STEM careers despite engineering and computer science jobs being some of the fastest growing and highest paying in the world. With computer science and engineering fields having the highest return on investment compared to any other field of study, these jobs play an important role in the future of women and our world. [Gender Avenger Blog, 5/24/17]
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