October 2, 2022

the midterms go so goes 2024

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 Sep 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 As the midterms go, so goes 2024 By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The outcome of two races will tell America if there is a blue wave or a red wave – or no wave at […]

counter threat

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 Sep 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The counter threat By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The world is at a crisis point. Russian President Putin has threatened the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine. The war is going badly for Russia, and […]

and Bolsonaro

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 Sep 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Barr and Bolsonaro By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Call it an evolution or a revolution, it’s an important development that former attorney general William Barr appeared on Fox News multiple times to denounce the ruling […]

The king’s duty

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 Sep 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The king’s duty By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, her son, now King Charles III, delivered a heart-felt speech but failed to address the most existential question facing the […]

universal higher education is inevitable

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2 Sep 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Free universal higher education is inevitable By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — It is not only Republicans failing to understand President Biden’s executive order canceling $10,000 in student debt for those who qualify. Some Democrats also […]

of touch means out of power

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 Aug 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Out of touch means out of power By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — A special election to fill a House seat in upstate New York is fresh evidence that Democrats are poised to confound conventional wisdom […]

as the evidence

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 Aug 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Show us the evidence By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Democrats are on a roll. Their chances of repelling the red tide and retaining control of the Senate have greatly improved. Losing the House to the […]

from under their rocks

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 Aug 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Out from under their rocks By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Last week’s primary results are a roadmap for the November midterms. Election deniers won in the key state of Arizona, and a gubernatorial candidate advanced […]

and when Trump is indicted

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 July 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 If and when Trump is indicted By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — A year and a half after the January 6 insurrection, the investigation into what happened on that terrible day – and whom to hold […]

coming bottom-up coup

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 July 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The coming bottom-up coup By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The forces aligned to produce the 1/6 attack on the U.S. Capitol are not vanquished. The special committee investigating the attack has done a great job […]