October 26, 2020

Great Blue Wave

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 October 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932The Great Blue WaveBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – Democrats may be cruising to power on a Great Blue Wave. White House. Former Vice President Joe Biden looks unstoppable.          But he will need a Senate majority (the House turned solidly […]

she-wolf in sheep’s clothing

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 October 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932A she-wolf in sheep’s clothingBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – She never lost her poise and made no errors or revealed how she might rule on reproductive rights, the Affordable Care Act, or the proliferation of gun violence.          Amy Coney Barrett […]

Putin Trump and Fox

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 September 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Bloomberg, Putin, Trump, and FoxBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is committing $100 million of his considerable fortune to help Democrat Joe Biden win Florida, a key swing state that could determine the election. Pres. Donald Trump […]

Forget the taxes Joe

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 July 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Forget the taxes, JoeBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – Nobody ever won a presidential election talking about how they would raise taxes. In this year’s Democratic primaries, the issue that tripped up Elizabeth Warren’s candidacy was the widespread belief that […]

Trump vs John Adams

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 28 May 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Donald Trump vs. John AdamsBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – The next best thing to unregulated social media for President Donald Trump is an FCC regulation that legitimizes lawlessness and allows him to be the biggest, baddest gunslinger on the […]

by ridicule

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30 April 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Unraveled by ridiculeBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – There are many moments in the Trump presidency when it appeared he would crash and burn like an ordinary politician. Each time he survived, even thrived, his approval ratings hovering in the […]

Cuomo factor

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2 April 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932The Cuomo factorBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – People longing for effective leadership in these perilous times are watching New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefings, and they like what they see. Some of them think Cuomo should be […]

the Way with Amy K

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 February 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932All the way with Amy KBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – The Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary are history, and soon it won’t be about expectations anymore, it will be about winning votes – and delegates. That will include […]

bully and run

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 January 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Hit the bully and runBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – It’s an old playground technique: hit the bully and run.It is also an isolationist’s technique. And make no mistake; isolationism is a form of cowardice. It is the coward pulling […]

s self-destructive neo-isolationist strategy

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2 January 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932America’s self-destructive neo-isolationist strategyBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – When protestors stormed the U.S. embassy in Iraq, they invoked 40-year-old images of student protestors in Iran taking over the U.S. embassy in Teheran for more than a year-long occupation that […]