* Any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine and identified by “WW”.
25% of registered voters say the country is headed in the right direction. 63% of registered voters say the country is on the wrong track. Continue reading “State of the Nation”
July 4, 2023, was the earth’s hottest day on record. The average surface temperature was 62.92 degrees Fahrenheit. This could lead to the Earth’s warmest year on record. [WP 7/6/23] Continue reading “This and That”
In a recent survey of young Americans who use Tik Tok for more than an hour a day, 17 percent “couldn’t say definitively that the earth is round” according to the Reboot Foundation, which promotes media literacy and critical thinking. [NYT 6/18/23] Continue reading “Odds and Ends”
President Biden is the oldest president in U.S. history. He has announced that he is running for re-election in 2024. If he were to run, win, and survive the term, he would be 86 years old. Continue reading “President Biden”
80% of the minorities in the current congress are Democrats. Continue reading “Congress”
The following was written by Al Hunt, retired American journalist who writes now and then. Continue reading “2024 Presidential Election”
In this feature of the Washington Watch, WW will primarily recommend books you may find interesting but may also mention a TV program or other things. I welcome your suggestions and your input. What have you been reading or watching that you think WW readers might like? Continue reading “WW Recommends Books (& other things)”
A WW reader has noted that Tom Sietsma, the restaurant reviewer for the Washington Post, follows the WW tradition of checking out the restrooms of the restaurants he reviews. The following is from an article by Sietsma called Perspective in the Post on May 26.
“Before we leave, I inspect the restroom, both to verify whether it’s accessible to wheelchair users and because restrooms say something about a business.” Continue reading “On Restaurants”