September 22, 2020

trial of former Pres Trump

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 September 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The trial of former President Trump By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – If elected president, Joe Biden said more than a month ago he would rely on his attorney general to recommend any possible prosecution […]

did he say it

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 August 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Why did he say it? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – No American president until Donald Trump suggested the presidential election could be postponed, or that its outcome could be fraudulent. But he has no […]

your seats for a wild six months

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 July 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Take your seats for a wild six months By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Buckle up. The next six months are going to provide a show – a comedic tragedy America has never previously witnessed. […]

Brownshirts

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 July 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Trump’s Brownshirts By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – There is nothing in the Constitution that gives the federal government the authority to send federal agents into a city to suppress largely peaceful protests under the […]

the Senate races

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 July 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Handicapping the Senate races By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – For Democrats, winning control of the U.S. Senate is as important as winning the presidency. Polls in key races that will decide which party is […]

cognitive debate

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2 July 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The cognitive debate By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Asked by a reporter that given his age, 77 years, if he’d been tested for any mental decline, the presumptive Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe […]

cognitive debate

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2 July 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The cognitive debate By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Asked by a reporter that given his age, 77 years, if he’d been tested for any mental decline, the presumptive Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe […]

the military reined in Trump

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 June 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 How the military reined in Trump By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Why did President Donald Trump not attempt to emulate President Richard Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre?           On October 20, 1973, Nixon ordered Attorney […]

Swing Vote of the Court

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 June 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The swing vote of the Court By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Chief Justice John Roberts is the undisputed swing vote on the Supreme Court, following in the footsteps of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (except […]

cops and their unions

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11 June 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Bad cops and their unions By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Imagine how different the last two weeks might have been if the president of the Minneapolis police union had condemned the brutal murder of […]