State of the Nation

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

37% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction. This includes 44% of men and 30% of women. 51% say it is on the wrong track including 45% of men and 56% of women. [Economist/YouGov 6/18/19]

In May 36% of us were satisfied with the way things were going in the United States while 63% were dissatisfied. [Gallup 5/12/19] Continue reading “State of the Nation”

America and Its Institutions

The most recent NBC/WSJ survey (June 8-11, 2019) had a section looking at America and its Institutions. Here are most of the findings from that section.

The Supreme Court remains a primary institution in which the public has more confidence than less. In several other significant institutions, the public has less confidence than more. Continue reading “America and Its Institutions”

Restaurant: Brasserie by niche

Debbie and I were going to be in St. Louis for a family event. We knew from our neighbors, Jamie and Bob, that their son Gerard Ford Craft had opened four acclaimed restaurants in St. Louis and environs, so we asked them for a suggestion.

Based on where we were going to be earlier in the day, they suggested Brasserie by niche and kindly made a reservation for 8:30 p.m. Continue reading “Restaurant: Brasserie by niche”