*Any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine and identified by “WW”.
50% of Americans say the country is on the wrong track, including 47% of men and 52% of women.
36% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction. This includes 40% of men and 33% of women. [Econ/YouGov 12/3/19] Continue reading “State of the Nation”
126,000 people are diagnosed annually with end-stage renal disease. Only 20,000 will eventually receive a donated kidney, either from donors who have been declared brain-dead or from living donors who have accepted a relatively small chance of complications. Continue reading “This and That”
The following was written by Jay Berman (we are not related by DNA but by friendship) who served as Director of Legislative Affairs for Senator Birch Bayh, the lead Senate sponsor of the ERA amendment at the time of its passage.
The Democratic victory in capturing majorities in both Houses of the Virginia Legislature have led some to confidently predict that the ERA will be quickly ratified and thus the requisite 38th state will put the Amendment over the top and into the Constitution. Bills have already been pre-filed in both Houses and, yes, it will be ratified but will the Archivist of the United States certify it as the 28th Amendment. Not likely. Continue reading “The Equal Rights Amendment: What’s Next”
“There will be a time in your life when you realize… If you don’t stand up for something, for people other than yourself, then you might as well just sit down and shut up.”
-Kathy Griffin Continue reading “Quotes”
As of December 3, an Economist/YouGov poll found that 41% of registered voters approved of the job that President trump is doing as president while 50% disapprove. 38% of women approve of the job he is doing along with 45% of men, while 55% of women disapprove along with 47% of men. Continue reading “President Trump”
The primary/caucus season begins on February 3, 2020, 52 days from today.
Super Tuesday is March 3, 2020, 80 days from today.
The 59th presidential election will take place on November 3, 2020, 324 days from today. Continue reading “2020”
Approval of the Congress generally remains quite bleak. Continue reading “Congress”
The judge overseeing the United States Women’s National Team’s gender discrimination lawsuit against U.S. Soccer granted the players class status on Friday, an important victory for the women that appeared to support the claim that they are subjected to unequal working conditions and unequal pay when they played games for their country. [NYT 11/8/19] Continue reading “Women Will Get It Done”
Note No. 1: To date, WW has presented 384 restaurants in 8 countries, 56 cities, 1 railway station and 1 airport terminal. Continue reading “Restaurant Notes”
Debbie and I went to Iron Gate for brunch with Lea and Wayne at their suggestion. It turned out to be a great choice. Continue reading “Restaurant: Iron Gate”
The Hill Center was a Naval Hospital in the Civil War. Now it is an event and miscellaneous gallery/child and adult arts and education space including various classes including Tai Chi Chuan. Check out the Hill Center website. Continue reading “Restaurant: Little Pearl”
At their invitation, I went with Simma and Ron to the Oyster Palace. We settled into a booth on the right side of the restaurant. Continue reading “Restaurant: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace”