February 18, 2020

The GOP’s nationwide civil war continues in Virginia

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 27 June 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 nationwide battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party continues unabated. Moderate Sen. Thad Cochran defeated a Tea Party challenger in Mississippi, but Rep. Eric Cantor, himself […]

The Cochran Coalition

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 June 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 – African-American Democratic voters in Mississippi saved Republican Sen. Thad Cochran from sure defeat at the hands of a Tea Party challenger. The question now is whether the long-serving Cochran will […]

Battle for the GOP

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 June 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 going on in the Republican Party? The party’s Tea Party wing was ascendant, then crashed after fielding some truly strange candidates during the last few election cycles. Then, […]

Starbucks’ GI plan for civilians

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 June 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 – As college costs go up, student loan debt rises, surpassing what Americans owe on their credit cards and their car loans. Repaying student loans has become a decades-long obligation for […]

Obama’s greatest test

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 June 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 – With Iraq on the verge of succumbing to al-Qaeda insurgents, President Obama is facing the critical test of his presidency because the potential ramifications of this are earthshaking. It will […]

Tea Party redux

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11 June 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 – Courtly Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran was thought to be the Tea Party’s last best chance to take down a member of the Republican establishment, but neither Cochran nor his Tea […]

My day at D-Day

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 June 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 – I was 16 in 1962 enjoying a student tour of Europe. We were in Paris and strict instructions specified that under no circumstances were we to leave the group. I […]

Germany Won

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4 June 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 – A Martian landing for the first time in Europe and surveying the scene could be forgiven for assuming that the wealthiest, most productive member of the European Union today, which […]