February 27, 2020

Handicapping the Election

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30 October 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Handicapping the Election By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – A third of Americans will have already voted by Election Day on Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean the pollsters are having any easier time trying to gage who […]

Segmented news feeds biases and undermines Obama

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 October 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Segmented news feeds biases and undermines Obama By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Whatever happens, it seems President Obama can’t catch a break from the grindingly bad news that has become a media staple. Whether it’s […]

We don’t know the candidates

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 October 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 We don’t know the candidates By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – There are lots of things we don’t yet know about the upcoming election, like what the turnout will be and whether the Republicans will win […]

Objectives, threats, and means

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 October 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Objectives, threats, and means By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Everyone is hoping the shooting of a soldier at a Canadian war memorial is an isolated event, but hope is not a strategy. Authorities in Canada, […]

American parliament

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 October 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 American parliament By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – We could wake up on November 5th with two additional Independents elected to the U.S. Senate and majority control awaiting the outcome of two runoff elections, one in Louisiana […]

Where are the forward observers?

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 October 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Where are the forward observers? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Months of sustained air attacks in Iraq and Syria have destroyed trucks and artillery pieces as well as oil and other installations, but so far […]

Obama as Truman

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 October 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Obama as Truman By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – It was seen as a mistake by the political pros when President Obama told a friendly audience in his home state of Illinois that while he is […]

China on the brink

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2 October 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 China on the brink By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The Chinese government says it will not send in the army to disperse the hundreds of thousands of protestors who have immobilized Hong Kong for the […]

“Wheels up, rings off”

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1 October 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 “Wheels up, rings off” By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – “I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement, and then […]