October 24, 2020

Nuclear Option at last

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Nuclear Option at last By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – First proposed by Republican senators during one of the periods when they were in the majority, the Nuclear Option to alter the filibuster rule is rooted in complex procedural machinations that circumvent the Senate’s rule requiring […]

Never fear to negotiate

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Never fear to negotiate By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Of the 10 generals who became U.S. presidents, not one took us into a major war. Beginning with our first president, George Washington, on through the Civil War era, and up to and including Dwight Eisenhower. […]

Fines for the rich, jail for the poor

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Fines for the rich, jail for the poor By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The record $13 billion settlement that the Justice Department reached with JPMorgan Chase was a long time coming. It’s been five years since the meltdown in the financial markets that nearly crashed […]

JFK in posterity’s light

  WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 JFK in posterity’s light By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – It has become commonplace to say the myth of John F. Kennedy exceeded the reality of his brief presidency, and that 50 years after his death, we celebrate the hope of what he might have […]

Minimum Wage and Social Security Inequities feed the wealthy

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Minimum Wage and Social Security Inequities feed the wealthy By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Who benefits from the minimum wage? No one pretends that anyone can live on a minimum wage salary, and it is customary for government to step in and supplement minimum-wage workers […]

China soft power fails in The Philippines

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 China soft power fails in The Philippines By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – American troops are helping to restore security in the storm-ravaged Philippines, and to distribute aid delivered to the island nation by U.S. cargo planes and ships. The aircraft carrier, the USS George Washington, […]

The Christie appeal

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 The Christie appeal By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – For someone as impatient as is Chris Christie with impertinent questions from the media, or from voters, the next three years could be quite trying. His landslide victory in New Jersey makes him the obvious choice for […]

Obamacare in trouble

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Obamacare in trouble By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Former Democratic Party chairman Terry McAuliffe held a comfortable lead in every public poll in Virginia’s gubernatorial race, yet election night turned into a nail-biter with the results much closer than expected. What happened? The race appeared […]

America is listening

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 America is listening By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift BRUSSELS – Europeans still love us, but they are about as fond of the American government as Americans are. With revelations of U.S. eavesdropping espionage abounding, the Belgians, French, Dutch, and Germans are particularly distressed over the prospect of […]