In 2000, “female college graduates made 91% of what their male peers earned.” Today the gap has widened to the point that female college grads make 86% of what their male counter parts make. [Economic Policy Institute]
Continue reading “Women Will Get it Done”
Debbie, Carol and I went to Laduree on a Sunday morning, six days after its official opening. (I was hesitant to abandon my usual Sunday breakfast at the Four Seasons but Debbie insisted we try it and it turned out to be a worthy choice.)
Continue reading “Restaurant: Laduree”
Whitney, Lee, Debbie and I went to Le DeSales about two months after it opened.
The restaurant has two primary sections. As you enter the restaurant there is a greeter’s stand and a series of dining tables that seat up to 72 people. Just beyond the greeter’s station are two back-to-back booths each seating two. To the far left there is a leather banquette with seating for several 2s and 4s.
Continue reading “Restaurant: Le DeSales”
Sherry and Mike, Diane and John and Debbie and I had dinner on a Sunday night at “the grilled oyster”.
Once we sat down a couple of plates were placed in the center of the table, each containing several pieces of carrot, celery and a form of cracker and a sauce.
Continue reading “Restaurant: The Grilled Oyster Co.”
A friend by the name of Carol, having read the Mirabelle review in the last Watch, noticed that WW had not checked out the restrooms.
Continue reading “Mirabelle – an addendum”
*Any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine and identified by “WW”.
34% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction while 59% say it is on the wrong track. This is the highest wrong track number since Trump was elected. Just before the election in October 2016 the wrong track number was 65%. (NBC/WSJ, 4/17) Continue reading “State of the Nation”
Donald Trump has now completed his first 100 days in office. It has been unlike the first 100 days of any presidency in modern memory. Continue reading “President Trump”
72% disapprove of the job being done by Congress while only 20% approve.
The last time the disapproval number was lower was in February of this year when it was 60%, before that it was February 2011 when the disapproval number was 69%. Continue reading “Congress”
Women in the Military
In 2013, then Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women serving in combat positions in the United States military. While many saw this as a positive step for women in the military, there are still many issues that need to be addressed to allow women the same opportunities as their male counterparts. Continue reading “Women Women Will Get It Done: Women in the Military and Women Firsts”
We first visited Zannchi with Beth and Sandy and then with Virginia and Tom. Continue reading “Restaurant: Zannchi”
Mirabelle is the newest downtown D.C. high-end restaurant. It opened for lunch on March 20th and for dinner on April 3rd. Continue reading “Restaurant: Mirabelle”