May 31, 2020

Madison and the Vietnam rapprochement

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Madison and the Vietnam rapprochement By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The meeting at the White House last week between Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang and President Obama received scant attention from a national media that has left Vietnam in the […]

The party of Hoover isn’t listening

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 The party of Hoover isn’t listening By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – President Obama is getting hammered by the chattering class for staging a series of speeches without offering any new policies. The criticism is justified, but then what new policies […]

Combining Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Combining Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – With 576,412 residents, Wyoming is the least populated state in the union, but among those who call the mountainous state home are some towering figures, including former Senator Alan Simpson […]

Majority Leader McCain?

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Majority Leader McCain? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – One thing that’s been consistent over Sen. John McCain’s, R-Ariz., long political career, he likes to be where the action is. Whether it’s campaign finance reform, an early cause of his, or […]

The fog of bureaucracy

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 The fog of bureaucracy By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Do bureaucrats really run the country? If the following example is replicated throughout the government, the answer is, “Yes.” Not since the days of the $434 hammer and the $600 toilet […]

Egypt’s tyranny of the majority

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Egypt’s tyranny of the majority By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – In 1787, future President James Madison warned about the tyranny of the majority, and, in the process, laid the foundation for American democracy by providing constitutional safeguards that protected minority […]