February 17, 2020

Democratic dark horse

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 February 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 A Democratic dark horse By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – A week can be an eon in politics, and in a week, we have come from the likelihood of super Tuesday deciding the Democratic presidential […]

could mean the end of the UK or the EU

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30 January 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Brexit could mean the end of the UK or the EU By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON –At long last, after three years of drama and two failed prime ministers, Brexit crossed the finish line on […]

most Super Tuesday ever

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 January 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The most Super Tuesday ever By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON –Super Tuesday began as a Southern regional primary designed by the Democratic Party to allow more moderate candidates to emerge who could win the White […]

presider in chief

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 January 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The presider in chief By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – The impeachment trial’s wild card is Chief Justice John Roberts, and how he interprets his role as presiding officer. The Constitution says the Senate has […]

predictions for 2020

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 27 December 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Contrarian predictions for 2020 By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – We capsulize the essence of contrarian theory with the following: “Most people are wrong most of the time; otherwise most people would be millionaires.” Granted, […]

is mass hysteria

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 December 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Populism is mass hysteria By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Britain’s 2016 vote for Brexit foreshadowed Donald Trump’s election later that year, confirming a poisonous populism in both British and American politics.           Populism is […]

s slow-motion Saturday Night Massacre

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 December 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Trump’s slow-motion Saturday Night Massacre By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Donald Trump won the White House with 46.1 percent of the vote, and he hasn’t expanded his base of support. Yet he has an […]

steadfast ally

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 December 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 One steadfast ally By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – When French President Macron called NATO “brain dead,” the brain he was talking about was U.S leadership. Donald Trump is the first president in American history […]

could bankrupt Trump in a Moscow minute

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 November 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Putin could bankrupt Trump in a Moscow minute By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – It was a breakthrough week in the House inquiry into potentially impeachable behavior by President Trump. The […]

Xi s flame flicker and die strategy

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 November 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Xi’s flame, flicker, and die strategy By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – As America increasingly looks inward, both from the president’s America First doctrine and the escalating impeachment investigation, another leader […]