June 14, 2021

most powerful person in the Senate

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 27 May 2021WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932The most powerful person in the SenateBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — The senior senator from West Virginia, Democrat Joe Manchin, is looking for 10 Republican patriots who will join with Democrats to authorize an independent commission to investigate the […]

lake

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21 May 2021WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932China’s lakeBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — China is on the verge of turning the South China Sea into a Chinese lake. Why does this matter?          China is an expansionist nation, but this is a description, not an explanation. The […]

stupidity fuelingPearl Harbor in slow motion

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 May 2021WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Willful stupidity fueling Pearl Harbor in slow motionBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — We live in an age of willful stupidity. And people are dying because of it. Too many people do not want to be confused by facts. They […]

Taliban’s Pakistani and Saudi puppet masters

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 April 2021WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932The Taliban’s Pakistani and Saudi puppet mastersBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — Calling for American troops to leave Afghanistan by September 11, the twentieth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President Biden says he […]

Insanity

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 March 2021WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Legislative insanityBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — In America, one person, the majority leader of the Senate, can stop legislation from coming to the Senate floor for a vote, and 41 out of 100 senators can defeat legislation through the […]

v Putin

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 March 2021WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Biden v. PutinBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — Russian President Vladimir Putin will go down in history as one of the most dangerous leaders of the 21st century. He has had numerous people assassinated; he has crushed dissent in his country; […]

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 February 2021 Will 2024 be as 1912 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 2024 as 1912 By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON— For Republicans, 2024 could be 1912 all over again, a year when former President Teddy Roosevelt formed the “Bull Moose” or Progressive Party […]

real culprits

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11 February 2021WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932The real culpritsBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON—Democrats are making the case that Donald Trump is “singularly responsible” for the riot that breached the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. He certainly bears unique blame for what happened, and he will carry […]

is never wrong to do right

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4 February 2021WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932It is never wrong to do rightBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON—We are living in a time of divergent paths when right and wrong vie with truth and consequences, but history will catch up and render its verdict.          In this vein, […]

Biden’s muse

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 28 January 2021WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUNDToday’s Events in Historical PerspectiveAmerica’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932Br’er Biden’s museBy Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON – Who is President Joe Biden’s muse? An apparition perhaps. President Lyndon Johnson would not be the first name that comes to mind. LBJ was a larger-than-life, backslapping country boy from Texas, known […]