July 12, 2020

It should have been the headline

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 28 November 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 It should have been the headline By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – It should have been the headline, but, except for financial publications, it was not. Yet, it is going to impact the nation’s economy and […]

Obama lacks a Cabinet super star

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 November 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Obama lacks a Cabinet super star By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – After less than two years on the job, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was shown the door, giving President Obama the opportunity to replace him […]

Warren and the center left

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 November 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Warren and the center left By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is increasingly becoming the voice of her party, a party that has now gone through several voice changes. When Sen. George […]

Why sell North American oil to China?

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 November 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Why sell North American oil to China? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Approval of the Keystone pipeline failed by one vote in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday evening. Fourteen Democrats joined all 45 Republicans to green light […]

Getting right and wrong in Iraq and Syria

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 November 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Getting right and wrong in Iraq and Syria By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – President Obama waited until after the election, and until late Friday afternoon before announcing another troop build-up in Iraq. They wouldn’t be combat […]

Why Democrats stayed home

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7 November 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Why Democrats stayed home By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Conventional wisdom says Tuesday’s election was a referendum on President Obama. The president agrees, and he said so in his Wednesday press conference. Voters don’t like the gridlock in Washington, […]

GOP Civil War about to begin

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 November 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 GOP Civil War about to begin By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – What has until now been skirmishing between mainstream conservative and far-right Republicans is about to break out into a full-fledged civil war on the […]