The Wall Street Journal, in tandem with NBC News, recently released results of national polling it did, and the results are at once staggering and encouraging. How can that be? Read on. Pollsters asked Americans if our nation is better, stagnant or worse off since President Barack Obama took office. An unthinkable (even to us) 68 percent of respondents said the president has steered the United States to a position that is worse than when he captured the Oval Office in the aftermath of George W. Bush’s bungled administration. Obama is in his sixth of eight years as our leader. It’s also amazing and heartening, the fact that 81 percent of respondents disapprove of the job Congress is doing and twice as many among those polled stated they hold negative views of the Republican Party. Good news, it seems, but for a voting community that needs a serious reset. Maybe it’s under way. Maybe the independents are finally good and fed up with the ineffectiveness of our president and the representatives and senators on both sides of the aisle. Is this the leading edge of a sea change? Are the independents coming to the fore in a meaningful way? We certainly would celebrate that.
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In the Feb. 25 edition of Current, you’ll find a copy of our annual summer camps guide, which we hope will prove helpful, if not enlightening, to you. In addition to useful content from our writers and experts, there will be highlights of multiple opportunities for kids’ summertime enrichment. Attendant to that is something about which we’re extremely enthused: Current Kids’ Day at the Center for the Performing Arts on March 1. We’re sponsoring the event, in conjunction with the CFTPA, at which there’ll be family activities galore, including back-to-back performances of “The Cat in the Hat.” Join us, won’t you? More information may be found at www.thecenterpresents.org.