November 30, 2021

will show their shame

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 July 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Who will show their shame? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — President John Adams attempted to counter lies and misinformation with the Sedition Act. But the First Amendment prevailed, and the act failed. Lesson learned. […]

may destroy the GOP

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 July 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Trump may destroy the GOP By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The Republican nomination is almost unattainable anywhere in a competitive primary race without paying fealty to the former president, a man who tried to […]

come for the jobs we need filled

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2 July 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 They come for jobs we need filled By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — It’s time to get real about immigration and recognize why so many people are coming from Central America to the United States. […]

Republican poison pill

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 June 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The Republican poison pill By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Republicans are about to swallow a poison pill. They are about to return Blue Collar voters back to their Democratic fold. Here is why. Here […]

the interest rates stupid

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 June 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 It’s the interest rates, stupid By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — When it comes to predicting the economic future, most people are wrong most of the time. Otherwise, they would be millionaires. This may sound […]

putin

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 June 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 BIDEN/putin By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — President Biden views Russian President Putin as an autocrat devoid of a soul. He said so to his face 10 years ago and the Russian leader smiled, “We […]

Fish

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 June 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 First fish By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is the low-hanging fruit, and, as a result, he may be about to become – in this mixed metaphor – the First […]

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 […]