May 15, 2021

are reading our mail

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 May 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 They are reading our mail By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — In 1929, Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson closed the Cyber Bureau, memorably declaring, “Gentlemen do not read each other’s mail.” As Secretary of […]

is the answer

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 April 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Government is the answer By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Ronald Reagan used to say the most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.” His […]

genesis of lethal forcein modern America

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 April 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The genesis of lethal force in modern America By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Moments before the guilty verdicts were announced in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, another unarmed Black person was […]

soul of the GOP diedwith John McCain

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 April 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The soul of the GOP died with John McCain By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Can mainstream Republicans recapture their party from a Trump-led cult? Their prospects look bleak. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, can’t do […]

of the unions and the middle class

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1 April 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Return of the unions and the middle class By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — For decades, the economic imbalance in America has increasingly widened to a degree not witnessed in more than a century. This […]

economics

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11 March 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Trickle-up economics By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — We tried trickle-down economics and the rich got richer, the poor got poorer, and the middle class became fewer. It’s time for trickle-up economics — again.           […]

of the minority

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4 March 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Tyranny of the minority By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — It is one of the Constitution’s flaws that the Senate through its grossly unbalanced representation, filibuster, and the collateral impact on the Electoral College was […]

wages

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 February 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Impoverishing wages By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON— Lawmakers are negotiating over a $15 minimum wage and if it should be included in the coronavirus relief package now before Congress. What is there to negotiate? This […]

question of allegiances

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14 January 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 A question of allegiances By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Members of Congress, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, are not paranoid; “They” really are coming after them. But who are “They?” Nearly half […]

impeachment now

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 January 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Why impeachment? Why now? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Impeachment of President Donald Trump will go forward, not as a gesture nor for posterity, but because a clear and present danger exists and can […]