July 11, 2020

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 […]

t block the streets line the streets

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4 June 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Don’t block the streets; line the streets By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Our military leaders take an oath to “support and defend the Constitution,” and for the first time maybe ever, some of them […]

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 […]