July 12, 2020

How many must die to turn politicians into statesmen?

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 28 May 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 – Gun control is coming. The only question is how many more tragic deaths must pave the way. For now, another father’s anguished voice demanding congressional action to keep guns out […]

Winning the peace

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 28 May 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 – Under fire for a foreign policy that critics say lacks muscle, President Obama chose the commencement ceremony at West Point to lay down military markers. Succinctly stated, he addressed three […]

“They were intolerant of intolerance”

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 May 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 – Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, speaking in the context of Donald Sterling, who is being forced to give up ownership of the LA Clippers due to his […]

The Female Senatorial Advantage

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21 May 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 – Tuesday’s primary elections sent a new message about women candidates and how they see their gender playing on the campaign trail. Over the last couple of decades their gender has […]

The mud campaign has begun

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 May 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 – Anyone who thinks it’s too early to focus on the 2016 presidential election better think again because the campaign has begun, kicked off by none other than the GOP’s favorite […]

Gen. Shinseki is the solution, not the problem

IMMEDIATE RELEASE  14 May 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 – The latest scandal to shock Washington is long waits at hospitals administered by the Veterans Administration, waits long enough that some veterans died before receiving treatment. Reports of an allegedly […]

Their prayer may not be your prayer

IMMEDIATE RELEASE  8 May 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 – In another narrowly decided 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door to more prayer in public settings. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the conservative majority, sided with local […]

What is Boehner up to?

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2 May 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 – What is Speaker of the House John Boehner up to? All is not as it seems. In an election year where the economy and Obamacare will be front and center, […]

You must be a hero

2 May 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 – “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,” a phrase said or written in various forms by numerous people in the 18th and 19th centuries, should today also stand in altered form as, […]

Smart versus dumb, not strong versus weak

1 May 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 – Challenged by a Fox News reporter to respond to critics who say his foreign policy doctrine “is weakness,” President Obama responded during a press conference in The Philippines with a pointed defense […]