May 22, 2022

microcosm primary

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 May 2022WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932A microcosm primaryBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary is a microcosm of the political forces raging across the nation. The winners will set the stage for the battle between mostly mainstream Democrats and Trumpian Republicans who are running […]

victorious

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 April 2022WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932NATO victoriousBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — One entity is certain to be the victor in Ukraine: NATO. It is the most durable military alliance ever created, and thanks to Mr. Putin it is stronger than ever and growing with Finland […]

quo antebellum with a twist

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1 April 2022WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Status quo antebellum with a twistBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — Russian forces are retreating from northern Ukraine and the prospects for peace are taking an odd turn. This nonsense about repositioning is ridiculous. That is what retreating armies do. […]

could win

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 March 2022WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Ukraine could winBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — The Russian invasion of Ukraine is approaching one of several endpoints, brought to a head by the following factors:          The data points include the high number of Russians killed, 7,000 and counting, […]

system doesn’t work

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 28 January 2022WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932The system doesn’t workBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — He did not want to retire, but Justice Stephen Breyer had no choice. If he didn’t say he was stepping down, it is possible his Supreme Court seat could go to […]

A Democratic scenario

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 January 2022WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932A Democratic scenarioBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — Conventional wisdom says the Republicans will take back the House in the November midterm elections and have a better than even chance to win control of the Senate. If this happens, the […]

Democratic scenario

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 January 2022WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932A Democratic scenarioBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — Conventional wisdom says the Republicans will take back the House in the November midterm elections and have a better than even chance to win control of the Senate. If this happens, the […]

we really have a democracy

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30 December 2021WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Do we really have a democracy?By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — Republicans are confident that gerrymandering alone will enable them to pick up the five seats needed to gain back control of the House of Representatives. That would mean the […]

time we’re ready

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 December 2021WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932This time we’re readyBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — People vote with their money. In 2020 they crashed the stock market over Covid, so, what is the market telling us about Omicron, the new Covid virus? When news first broke […]

Thankfully they understand the economic rhythms of history

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 November 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Thankfully, they understand the economic rhythms of history By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The economic theories of British John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) have lived on in the persons of former […]