The Wednesday Read

We meet no ordinary people in our lives. ― C.S. Lewis

These topics caught my attention in the last 24 hours:

  • Back to School
  • Morning Consult Poll
  • Joe Biden


It’s that time of year when children are going back to school. Please be careful on the roads and look for the little ones as they go to and return home from school.

If I were in charge, I would have schools start the day after Labor Day and get out the Friday before Memorial Day. I would give people free ice cream, too.

A new poll from Gallup found that as summer winds down and children from kindergarten through high school head back to school, 34% of parents remain fearful for their safety. At the same time, fewer (12%) report that their school-aged children have expressed concern about feeling unsafe at school.

Gallup also reported that the highest level of parental fear, 55%, was recorded in April 1999, one day after 13 people were killed at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

I pray that our children, teachers, and others in the schools will have a safe and productive year.


The American news and information website Axios is reporting that a new Morning Consult tracking poll shows that President Donald Trump’s net approval rating has plunged in every key battleground state since taking office in January 2017. (Axios)

Axios also reports that these are the states that Republicans and Democrats are vying for in 2020 and where, as of now, the campaigns think the presidential election will be decided, according to conversations with several Trump and Democratic campaign staffers.

On the Morning Consult website that tracks the President’s approval ratings, you can slide the chart to see how his ratings have changed over the months.


Former Vice President Joe Biden has a new presidential campaign ad up and running. Check it out:

I think it’s a pretty good ad in which to start his campaign.