October 27, 2020

The undermining of democracy

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 The undermining of democracy By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Winston Churchill said it best, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried.” Watching the spectacle on Capitol Hill this week, a talk-a-thon staged by Sen. Ted Cruz, […]

Appeasement is the path not taken

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Appeasement is the path not taken By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – President Obama is receiving flak from Republicans and some Democrats, too, over his attendance at the U.N. general assembly meeting in New York this week. They say it was a bust because the Iranians […]

“Another”

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 “Another” By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – When President Obama appeared on camera to lament yet another mass shooting, this one at a Naval Yard just a few miles from the White House, his weary resignation showed with his use of the word “another” to describe […]

Appoint her already

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Appoint her already By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – President Obama doesn’t like getting jammed by liberal groups, or anybody for that matter, and that’s why he entertained the possibility of naming controversial Harvard economist Lawrence Summers the next chairman of the independent Federal Reserve. In […]

Chris Christie as Howard dean

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Chris Christie as Howard dean By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON –The campaign to re-elect New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie will spend a million dollars on advertising this fall even though Christie is 20 points ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono, a sacrificial lamb if ever there […]

In Russian self interest

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 In Russian self interest By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – From Russia with love, or not, but the eleventh-hour intervention by the Russians saved President Obama from what looked like a major defeat on Capitol Hill with lawmakers refusing to give the president authority for a […]

Dithering is not an option

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Dithering is not an option By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Unlike military responses to an attack or imminent threat, military actions of choice tend not to be popular even if they are the right thing to do. That is why the War Powers Resolution of […]

Isolationism redux

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Isolationism redux By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The two figures most prominent on the Republican side making arguments for and against using military force in Syria are John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., senators from different generations who represent the fight for the heart […]