Any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine and identified by “WW”.
60% of registered voters say the country is on the wrong track, that includes 51% of men and 61% of women.
31% of registered voters say the country is headed in the right direction. This includes 38% of men and 26% of women. [Econ/YouGov 5/26/20] Continue reading “State of the Nation”
For most of the 231 year history of the Supreme Court of the United States, the only way one could hear an oral argument at the time it occurred was to be in the courtroom or perhaps in the building housing the court. The Supreme Court moved into its current building in 1935. Continue reading “The Advocate”
The United States Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision rejected a request from a California church to block limitations on the number of people who could attend religious services during the pandemic. Chief Justice Roberts sided with the liberals on the bench. [CNN 5/30/2020] Continue reading “This and That”
“The future is here but it is not evenly distributed.”
-William Gibson Continue reading “Quotes”
As of May 26, an Economist/YouGov poll found that 45% of registered voters approved of the job that President Trump is doing as president while 53% disapprove. 40% of women approve of the job he is doing along with 50% of men, while 53% of women disapprove along with 46% of men. Continue reading “President Trump”
The 59th presidential election will take place on November 3, 2020. 150 days from today. Continue reading “2020”
More than half of the members of Congress are millionaires according to recent personal financial disclosures. The median net worth of members of Congress who filed disclosures last year is just over $1 million. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) is the wealthiest lawmaker in the Senate and overall, with nearly $260 million in net assets. Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT-AL) is the richest House member with $189 million. [Open Secrets April 23, 2020] Continue reading “Congress”
A federal judge in Los Angeles on May 1st dismissed demands by the United States women’s soccer team for pay equal to that of the men’s team. A spokeswoman for the women’s players said they will appeal.
“We are confident in our case and steadfast in our commitment to ensuring that girls and women who play this sport will not be valued as lesser just because of their gender,” the spokesperson said. [NBC News 5/1/2020] Continue reading “Women Will Get It Done”