*Any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine and identified by “WW”.
54% of Americans say the country is on the wrong track, including 52% of men and 56% of women.
34% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction. This includes 37% of men and 31% of women. [Econ/YouGov 10/29/19] Continue reading “State of the Nation”
38% of adults say climate change is a crisis while another 38% say it is a major problem but not a crisis.
37% say that reducing the negative effects of global warming will require major sacrifices while 48% say it will only require minor sacrifices. Continue reading “This and That”
“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.”
— Samuel Johnson Continue reading “Quotes”
As of October 30, an ABC/WP survey found that 39% of registered voters approve of the job that President Trump is doing as president while 59% disapprove. In another survey taken at the same time, the NBC/WSJ survey found 45% approving of the job Trump is doing while 53% disapproved. Continue reading “President Trump”
The 59th presidential election will take place on November 3, 2020, 361 days from today. Continue reading “2020”
The House of Representatives has initiated impeachment proceedings only 64 times since 1789. Only 19 of those proceedings resulted in the House passage of Articles of Impeachment. Of those, only eight resulted in removal from office (all federal judges). Continue reading “Congress”
It has been 41 years since the first woman was elected president of the Harvard Law Review – Susan Estrich.
It has been 27 years since the first black man was elected president of the Harvard Law Review – Barack Obama.
After 130 years, for the first time, the president who will issue Volume 131 of the Harvard Law Review is a black woman – Imlime Umana. [NYTimes- GenderAvenger Blog 9/18/19] Continue reading “Women Will Get It Done”
I went to Bistro Aracosia in the Palisades neighborhood of D.C. with Bob and Rita and Bev and Brady.
The restaurant describes itself as an “Authentic Afghan Gourmet + Chop House”, and who am I to argue with that description? Continue reading “Restaurant: Bistro Aracosia”
I went to Wild Tomato with Diane, John, Sherry and Mike.
The restaurant seats about 80 people including some 10 seats outside which are available when weather permits, as it did the night we were there. There is also an outdoor bar with six high seats. Continue reading “Restaurant: Wild Tomato”