*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. [Economist/YouGov 1/1/19]
In December, 31% of us were satisfied with the way things were going in the United States while 56% were dissatisfied. Satisfaction has dropped from 38% in October. [Gallup 12/12/18]. Continue reading “State of the Nation”
“I have always tried to remember that I am not important, and no one elected me to anything. But I was doing a necessary job.”
— Rob Cristensen, retiring after 45 years covering North Carolina politics for the News & Observer. Continue reading “Quotes”
On January 1, 2019 Economist/YouGov found that 45% of Americans approved of Trump’s job performance and 53% disapproved. Among those approving the president’s performance are 11% of liberals, 33% of moderates and 79% of conservatives.. Continue reading “President Trump”
35% of Americans say that Trump has brought the right kind of change but 43% say he has brought the wrong kind of change. 20% say there has been no change.. Continue reading “About President Trump”
The Trump administration unveiled a plan to force hundreds of thousands of Americans to hold jobs if they want to continue receiving food stamps. The administration is planning to do so by executive action as this is not something they could accomplish by going through Congress. [WP 12/20/18] . Continue reading “Disassembling”
The following data is from the 2018 election National Exit Polls. Continue reading “A Last Look at 2018”
The 59th presidential election will take place on November 3, 2020.
The list of potential candidates from both parties will be sorted into three categories: “Announced/Running”, “Testing the Waters” and “Mentioned”. Continue reading “2020”
Approval of the Congress generally remains in the tank although it is still better than it was at the first of the year. Continue reading “Congress”
Here are 5 Quotes from the New York Times
“We can’t knock on anybody’s doors, we have to build our own house.”
–Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest women every elected to Congress. Continue reading “Women Will Get It Done”
I have not written about restaurants serving Mexican food because many years ago I decided that Mexican cuisine was not among my favorite cuisines. After dinner at Espita Mezcaleria I am rethinking that judgement. Continue reading “Restaurant: Espita Mezcaleria”