▪ President Trump reached a 60 percent disapproval rate in the Gallup tracking poll this week—the earliest in his term a president has sunk that low. It took two years of Watergate for Richard Nixon to reach 60 percent disapproval, while George W. Bush got there in his fifth year. Lyndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton never hit 60 percent.
▪ The bowling industry, with 69,000 workers, employs more people than the coal industry, which has 51,000. There are more professional dancers—20,000—in the U.S. than actual coal miners—15,000
▪ More than half of the roughly 450 nuclear power plants worldwide are nearing the end of their planned lives. Only 17 plants have ever been decommissioned and completely cleaned up—a process that can cost as much as $1.5 billion per facility.
The Wall Street Journal
▪ Since the Columbine massacre 18 years ago, more than 135,000 students, attending at least 164 primary or secondary schools, have experienced a shooting on campus.
The Washington Post
▪ About 19.5 million people watched James Comey’s Senate testimony on TV, according to a Nielsen estimate. CNN and MSNBC had about three times their typical audience at those hours. Fox had twice as many as usual.