January 23, 2021

back the Fairness Doctrine

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21 January 2021WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Bring back the Fairness DoctrineBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – There will always be demagogues and lying liars, but they are not to blame for what has befallen America.          In his Inaugural address, Pres. Joe Biden said, “There is truth […]

Christmas gift to Democrats

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 December 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Trump’s Christmas gift to DemocratsBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – With his days in power dwindling, President Trump unwittingly handed the Democrats a gift by announcing he wanted to send $2,000 relief checks to all eligible individuals, ridiculing the $600 […]

Bounce

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 December 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932The Biden BounceBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – We have been here before: economic collapse; a war; pent-up demand. The era was post-World War II. Today’s war is a fight against a lethal virus that is damaging the economy as […]

electors and faithful justices

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 December 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Faithless electors and faithful justicesBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – Faithless to whom, faithful to whom? President Donald Trump has tried nearly every means available – short of a military coup – to hang on to power, so, it is […]

ignorant are at fault

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 December 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Only the ignorant are at faultBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – Ignorance is a choice.          Georgia election official Gabriel Sterling has it right when calling upon the president and other elected Republicans to stop claiming without evidence that the presidential […]

Pentagon Purge

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11 November 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932The Pentagon PurgeBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – A favorite parlor game in recent months has been to guess what President Donald Trump might do if he lost reelection. Now we know what we know but we know not all. […]

for a Goldwater moment

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 November 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Time for a Goldwater momentBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – We need a Goldwater moment. We need someone with stature to march into the White House and tell Donald Trump to stop doing what he is doing the same way […]

Supreme Court’s Godfather

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 28 October 2020WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932The Supreme Court’s GodfatherBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – The real story isn’t President Trump’s outlandish efforts to recreate 2016 with rallies that will win him the White House. It’s the Supreme Court, and what a new conservative majority will […]

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 […]