May 29, 2020

ISIS shifts to Syria

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 August 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 – Attention should turn toward Syria where events there are about to spin out of control. A general misunderstanding of the nature of warfare often leads politicians and the people they […]

The Middle East mosaic

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 28 August 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 – There’s so much we don’t know about what happens behind the scenes in the White House that it seems unfair or at least premature to heap criticism on President Obama […]

A solution to racial inequality

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 27 August 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 Attorney General Eric Holder personally overseeing the investigation into what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, the wheels of justice have begun to move, however slowly.  The underlying problems remain of […]

Finally getting it right in Iraq

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21 August 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 administration appears to have learned the lessons of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. A combination of U.S. air power and covert support on the ground drove Libyan President Gaddafi from […]

The interest on the debt miracle

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 August 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 Tea Party was founded on the premise that the federal government’s budget deficit is out of control and is unconscionably passing along huge amounts of debt to our children […]

Putin’s war

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 August 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 – There will not be a peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine as long as Vladimir Putin is president of Russia. And he is going to remain in power because […]

Kurds changed the Mideast balance of power

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14 August 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 balance of power is changing in the Middle East, and the change is complicated. The key development is the emergence of Turkey and its longtime adversary, the Kurds, as […]

The sleeper issue

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7 August 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 odds are better than even that the Republicans will take the Senate in November, and if that happens, the Supreme Court should become an issue, but it won’t. Some […]

We were not prepared to fight religious zealotry

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 August 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 – Fighting wars against religious zealots is a dissimilar experience from other wars. Yet we still hear the Vietnam era slogan about winning the hearts and minds of the people. That […]