Second quarter GDP hit 4.1% which is up from 2.2% in the first quarter. Quarterly GDP has exceeded 4.1% four times since the fourth quarter of 2009: 4.5% – Fourth quarter 2009; 4.7% – Fourth quarter 2011; 5.1% – Second quarter 2014 and 4.9% – Third quarter 2014. [Steve Rattner] Continue reading “State of the Nation”
“Trump has given away the whole ballgame here. He does not want a justice who will be neutral, impartial, or open minded. He wants justices who are political ideologues and whose decisions will be driven by their political agendas.”
-Geoff Garin Continue reading “Quotes”
President Trump consistently does better among registered/likely voters than among all adults. Continue reading “President Trump”
Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of a variety of ex-officials who have in his view “politicized” their positions by accusing him of having inappropriate contact with Russia. Apparently he believes that the existence of their clearances provides inappropriate legitimacy to accusations with zero evidence [Sarah Sanders, White House Briefing, 7/23/18] Continue reading “Disassembling”
The following is a list of people who have been mentioned (by either themselves or others) as potential candidates in 2020. Folks are on the list whether or not they have claimed or disclaimed any interest in running. When an individual suggests publicly that he or she is not interested in running, their name is struck through. It should be noted that Senators who are up in 2018 deliver an obligatory denial that they are not planning to run for president. There is no penalty for changing their minds after they have been re-elected. Continue reading “2020”
Congress’ approval rating continues at a subterranean level. Continue reading “Congress”
Based on data from over a quarter-billion standardized tests, Stanford researchers have found that, across the country, girls perform about the same as boys in math – contrary to the tired stereotype. 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.
As you enter there are a variety of seating options including an “L” shaped bar that seats 4 on one side and 6 on the other. There is a communal table that seats 10. At the far end a banquette that fronts a series of two and four tops which can be combined in a variety of ways. It is here that we were seated. The balance of the restaurant is 2 and 4 tops. Continue reading “Restaurant: Town Square Tavern”
Gail and I went to this restaurant on a Tuesday night. It is literally at the corner of Norfolk Avenue and Cordell. Continue reading “Restaurant: Duck Duck Goose”
Debbie and I went to Momofuku with Florence and Peter on a Saturday night.
The main door of the restaurant is actually on 11th Avenue at the corner of 11th and “I” street. It shares an entrance with an ice cream specialty shop called Milk Bar. There is a closed street along the “I” Street side and there is an area for outdoor dining which was not being used the night we were there. Continue reading “Restaurant: Momofuku CCDC”