*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. 63% are satisfied with the state of the U.S. economy while 37% are not satisfied. [NBC/WSJ, 6/4/18] Continue reading “State of the Nation”
“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” — Robert F. Kennedy, speech in Capetown on June 6, 1966 Continue reading “Quotes”
President Trump consistently does better among registered/likely voters than among all adults. Continue reading “President Trump”
Donald Trump seems determined to, one way or another, do away with anything Obama did that can be undone. Continue reading “Disassembling”
“One of the bigger challenges for Democrats is that their losses in 2010 and 2014 midterm elections were so awful, they lost the better part of a generation of non-congressional leaders. A lot of potential presidential timber was chopped down over the last decade, limiting their non-DC options in the 2020 presidential contest.” [Charlie Cook, 5/22/18] Continue reading “2020”
Congress’ approval rating continues at a subterranean level. Continue reading “Congress”
Women in Elective Office 2018
107 (20.0%) of the members of the U.S. Congress
- 23 (23%) of the members of the U.S. Senate
- 84 (19.3%) of the members of the U.S. House
Continue reading “Women Will Get It Done”
A reminder: When I write about a restaurant it means that I think it is worth trying and that I would go there again. If I don’t like it, I don’t write about it. Continue reading “Restaurant Reminder”
Debbie and I went to Convivial at the suggestion of Decker and Sherry. Convivial means “fond of feasting, eating and good company, cheerful, friendly and jovial.” This restaurant is all of those things. Continue reading “Restaurant: Convivial”
Hilary, Debbie and I went to the new Lupo Verde Osteria on May 14th just a month after it opened. This is the second restaurant opened by the folks who opened the original Lupo Verde on 14th Street.
The Lupo restaurants have been described by others as “soulful Italian cooking.” Continue reading “Restaurant: Lupo Verde Osteria”