Weaker electricity demand and super-low natural gas prices, both driven by the pandemic, have prompted coal to drop to just 15% of the U.S. electricity mix for the first time in modern history. Continue reading “This and That”
“Women challenge the status quo because we are never it.”
-Cindy Gallop Continue reading “Quotes”
It is claimed that the President “was not involved” in the decision to include his signature on the stimulus checks being sent from the Department of the Treasury. [WW]
In the most recent NBC/WSJ on April 15, among registered voters, 46% approve of the President’s job performance while 51% disapprove. There has essentially been no change in Trump’s job performance rating since January of this year. This suggests that his handling of the coronavirus has had zero affect on his basic approval rating. Continue reading “President Trump”
The 59th presidential election will take place on November 3, 2020. 193 days from today. Continue reading “2020”
Joe Biden has begun vetting potential nominees to join his ticket as a vice presidential nominee.
The following are excerpts from an opinion piece by Norman Sherman in The Hill. Sherman was press secretary to Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey in the White House and during his campaign for president. Sherman was also an informal advisor to Vice President Walter F. Mondale. Continue reading “Selecting a Vice Presidential Nominee”
49% prefer that the 2020 elections deliver a Congress that is controlled by Democrats while 40.8% prefer a Congress controlled by Republicans. [RCP Average 4/14/20] Continue reading “Congress”
Iceland, Taiwan, Germany, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, and Denmark have had the most successful coronavirus responses. What do they have in common? They are all led by women. Continue reading “Women Will Get It Done”
On January 7th, Debbie and I attended the opening reception of Maialino Mare. (Washington Watch January 2020) The restaurant is located in the new Thompson Hotel. This is the first full-service D.C. restaurant opened by Danny Meyer and also the first full-service restaurant he has opened outside of New York as part of his Union Square Hospitality Group.
Our second visit was for dinner on March 2nd with Bev and Brady. We had a 6:45 p.m. reservation. (See note at the end.) Continue reading “Restaurant: Maialino Mare”
*Any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine and identified by “WW”.
53% of Americans say the country is on the wrong track, that includes 51% of men and 54% of women.
36% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction. This includes 41% of men and 31% of women. [Econ/YouGov 2/18/20] Continue reading “State of the Nation”
Nearly half of U.S. adults (45%) have stopped talking with someone about political news. This includes 41% of Rep/Lean Rep and 50% of Dem/Lean Dem. It includes 34% of Hispanics, 37% of African Americans and 50% of whites. [Pew 2/5/2020] Continue reading “This and That”