May 29, 2020

will not go gentle into that good night

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21 May 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 He will not “go gentle into that good night” By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – It is increasingly apparent that President Trump is planning to follow the advice of Dylan Thomas and not “go gentle […]

darkest winter in modern history

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14 May 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 “The darkest winter in modern history” By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – The grim reality is that at the current rate, the United States will suffer 200,000 coronavirus deaths by the end of June. But […]

for Livelihoods

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7 May 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Lives for livelihoods By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – A booming economy was President Trump’s ticket to a second term. With millions of Americans filing unemployment claims each week, Trump is ready to turn the […]

dangerous demagogue

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 April 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Our dangerous demagogue By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – If Donald Trump were president in 1941, we would have lost World War II. This is a statement rooted in the historical knowledge of what it […]

Warriors Their Debt Should Be Our Debt

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 April 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Corona warriors: their debt should be our debt By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Every evening at seven o’clock people in New York City stop whatever they’re doing to cheer from the rooftops in a […]

failure of federalism

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 April 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 A failure of federalism By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s” provides the biblical underpinning of federalism, the idea that diffusion of power is superior to concentration of […]

few the very few leaders

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 27 March 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The few, the very few leaders By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – As the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, people are looking for leadership. A few individuals stand out, and […]

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 March 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Today is 1929-1945 in microcosm By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – The coronavirus-induced economic crisis has an analogous economic predecessor – the combination of 1929’s stock market crash, the Great Depression, […]

is 1929-1945 in microcosm

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 March 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Today is 1929-1945 in microcosm By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – The coronavirus-induced economic crisis has an analogous economic predecessor – the combination of 1929’s stock market crash, the Great Depression, […]

money intersects pandemic

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 March 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Where money intersects pandemic By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Unemployment is soaring. People need financial help now, and there is a no- to low-cost immediate way to provide it through […]