February 18, 2020

Barack and his buddy

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Barack and his buddy By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – You couldn’t find two more different personalities. The buttoned-down reserved intellectual, pencil thin and disciplined at the dinner table, and the gregarious Jersey boy, equal parts bully and schmoozer, together on […]

An undignified Court

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 An undignified Court By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The news quickly went viral that conservative Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito rolled his eyes as his colleague, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, read her dissent on behalf of the liberal minority in the Voting Rights decision handed […]

The real nuclear threats

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 The real nuclear threats By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – President Obama’s speech at the historic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin sought to capture some of the magic of the speech he delivered in Berlin as a candidate for president in 2008. […]

Syria at the tipping point

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Syria at the tipping point By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Chances for a diplomatic resolution to the Syrian civil war are fading as the forces aligned with President Assad gain ground on the battlefield. President Obama’s announcement last week that […]

Beware the deceptive slogan

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Beware the deceptive slogan By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Beware the deceptive slogan. In the wake of the revelations about government tracking of personal communications, there is a resurgence of the phrase: “If you have done nothing wrong, you have […]

The new abortion battleground

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 The new abortion battleground By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The abortion battles continue to change battlegrounds. After Roe v. Wade legalized the procedure, mainly Republicans fought and lost the battle in Congress. Then, they fought and lost in the courts. […]

Traitor or whistleblower

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Traitor or whistleblower By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – It didn’t take long, just one news cycle and Edward Snowden’s name is added to a relatively short list of people who have been willing to take extraordinary risks to reveal secrets they think the government should […]

Protect our uniformed women

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Protect our uniformed women By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – It was an astounding admission when Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., confessed that he had advised the mother of a young woman interested in joining the military that he couldn’t in all […]