State of the Nation

*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, that includes 48% of men and 52% of women.

36% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction. This includes 39% of men and 33% of women. [Econ/YouGov 1/14/20] Continue reading “State of the Nation”

This and That

Since December 1991, the NBC/WSJ survey has regularly, including every year beginning in December 2011, asked respondents, “Compared with other years, do you think this year was one of the best years for the United States, above average, about average, below average or one of the worst years for the United States.”

Beginning in 2011 and running through 2016 the number saying that a particular year was “one of the best years or above average years” never exceeded 15%, and that was in 2016.

Beginning in 2017, that number has been steadily increasing; 2017 – 21%, 2018 – 30%, 2019 – 34%. Continue reading “This and That”

Restaurant: Maialino Mare

This is a first for WW, reviewing a restaurant that Debbie and I visited the night before it opened.

We were invited to a reception on January 7th the night before the restaurant opened in its new home at the Navy Yard. The restaurant is located in the new Thompson Hotel which also opened the next day. Continue reading “Restaurant: Maialino Mare”