May 29, 2020

Oil politics

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31 December 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Oil politics By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Did you know that the United States is on the verge of becoming energy independent? And do you know who should get the credit for this remarkable turn […]

Watch them run

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31 December 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Watch them run By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Former First Lady, former senator, former secretary of State Hillary will announce her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination – no surprise here, but then what? Real […]

Pakistan may finally fight the Taliban

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 December 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Pakistan may finally fight the Taliban By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – As a recent episode of the popular television series “Homeland” displayed, elements in Pakistan, including its intelligence service, may be in league with the […]

The duck that roared

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 December 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 The duck that roared By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The White House says President Obama had a “milestone year,” and that’s true if your calendar starts after the November election. Republicans scored big in the midterms, […]

The Other Bush

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 December 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 The Other Bush By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Until President Obama shook things up with his announcement on normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba, the big news of the week was Jeb Bush’s declaration on Twitter […]

The great budget mistake

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 December 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 The great budget mistake By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The great mistake of the federal budget presentation is that it does not distinguish between outlays for services and outlays for capital assets. In other words, […]

Teddy Roosevelt, where are you?

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 December 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Teddy Roosevelt, where are you? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – In 1901 an American revolution began, and besides its perpetrator, the only people who understood it was happening were the Robber Barons, those ultra-wealthy individuals […]

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4 December 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Physicist to lead Pentagon By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Assuming Ashton Carter wins Senate confirmation, and it’s likely that he will, the nation’s next Secretary of Defense will be a physicist with degrees in physics […]

More police on the beat on the street

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 December 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 More police on the beat on the street By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – President Clinton’s call in the 1990’s for 100,000 cops on the street became a rallying cry for his administration, and for the […]