February 27, 2020

A New Constitution?

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 Apr. 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Is it time to significantly amend the U.S. Constitution? Upgrade the Constitution? Rewrite the Constitution? After all, it was written more than 200 years ago before the advent of cars, […]

Keep your eyes on Belarus; Putin is

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 Apr. 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – While the world is focused on Ukraine and the standoff between the government and Russian separatists, it’s neighboring Belarus that could be next on President Putin’s agenda. The landlocked former […]

Former Justice Stevens takes on the NRA

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 Apr. 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is creating a stir with his new book, “Five Chiefs: A Supreme Memoir,” in which he makes the case for six amendments to […]

Putin Chooses Coercion Over Diplomacy

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 Apr. 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – By putting 250,000 troops on the border of Ukraine, Russian President Putin is inviting Russian separatists within Ukraine to rise up, and that’s what they’re doing. When Putin then warns […]

LBJ put the bully in bully pulpit

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded 1932, America’s Longest-Running Column LBJ put the bully in bully pulpit By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – President Lyndon B. Johnson put the bully into the bully pulpit. He knew where all the political bodies were buried, and he used that knowledge to cajole, coerce, and convince. When five presidents […]

Obamacare and the Difference Between Dissent and Sabotage

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Many opponents are not only rooting for the failure of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, they are doing what they can to make it fail, spreading fear about its impact and telling young people not to sign up. This is conduct unbecoming elected […]