Mike Berman’s Washington Watch

No. 147

State of the Nation

18% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction while 73% say it is on the wrong track. (NBC/WSJ 7/9-13/16) The ABC/WP and CBS/NYT surveys taken at roughly the same time are slightly more optimistic with right...

President Obama

“No matter what you think of his time in office, it’s hard to argue that the human being (Barack Obama) has been anything less than a model of class and dignity.” -Walter F. Mondale The public’s grading of President Obama’s...

2016 Election

Only 15% of Americans approve of the way in which Congress is handling its job. [NYT/CBS 7/12] The House [The WW relies on the Cook Political Report for the congressional data below.] Currently, the Democrats stand to pick up a...

The Contest for President

Hilary Clinton has become the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major political party. This presidential campaign is about two visions of America. The first is one in which nothing works and everyone in power is incompetent...

2016 General Election Debates

The schedule of debates previously announced by the nonpartisan, nonprofit Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) has been changed. Wright University of Ohio, which was scheduled to host the first presidential debate, has withdrawn apparently because of the financial cost of...

Restaurant: Café Riverview

Sandwich, MA: The café is managed and run by the students from the Riverview school. Café Riverview is Riverview School’s hands-on-classroom.

Restaurant: Pain D’Avignon

Hyannis, MA: This restaurant goes on my list of must stops on my next trip to Hyannis.

Restaurant: kinship

Washington, DC: To the left is a bar area that includes a long bar with ten high stools and four booths. It is particularly well lighted in a decorative way.

Restaurant: Sweetgreen

Washington, DC: Each salad is created for you as you order it. You can either order one of the salads on the wall board behind the counter or simply ask the server to include whatever items fit your fancy.

Restaurant: RPM Italian

Washington, DC: At approximately 12,000 square feet, it is quite a space.

Restaurant: Tico

Washington, DC: The crowd in the restaurant is on the younger side and even at the table to which we moved it was relatively noisy. On the other hand, the food was fun and I look forward to going there again.