October 26, 2020

What debt ceiling?

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 What debt ceiling? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Jack Lew alerted Congress that the nation’s debt ceiling will reach its limit sometime in mid-October, which means that lawmakers must ready themselves for what could be another epic fight. President Obama says he will […]

The two-enemy solution

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 The two-enemy solution By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Following the First Gulf War in 1991, the U.S. imposed a no-fly zone over Kurdistan in northern Iraq, effectively establishing an autonomous region for the Kurds who had been subjected to the worst abuses of Saddam Hussein, […]

Theocracy isn’t democracy

  WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Theocracy isn’t democracy By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The debate in Washington is over whether the Obama administration should or shouldn’t suspend and/or cut off military aid to Egypt, but the essence of the problem is much deeper than the arguments made for and […]

Why the U.S. leads in incarcerations

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Why the U.S. leads in incarcerations By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The U.S. puts people in jail at a higher rate than any other country, a practice that is becoming unsustainable both financially and morally.  With just five percent of the world’s population, a quarter […]

Unbridled capitalism

         WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Unbridled capitalism By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – We know the Pope is Catholic, but some conservatives aren’t sure he’s a capitalist, not that the two necessarily go together. In recent days, Pope Francis has questioned what he calls “unbridled capitalism,” and […]

Shocked, shocked

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Shocked, shocked By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – President Obama canceled a planned summit in Moscow with Russian President Putin, citing Putin’s rejection of administration entreaties to return NSA leaker Edward Snowden to the U.S. to face trial. Obama’s frustration with […]

Bezos and the missing model

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Bezos and the missing model By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Imagine a major national newspaper online and a permanent advertisement with multiple categories and teasers in one long column down the right side of the front page and what you […]

The GOP’s shrinking tent

          WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 The GOP’s shrinking tent By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Both parties claim to be big tents, but the Republican Party appears to be too small for some ideologies and too big for others. Mainstream members worry that their party is […]