February 17, 2020

Greece owes Germany; moves toward Russia

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 January 2015 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Greece owes Germany; moves toward Russia By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – A charismatic 40-year-old radical leftist is the new prime minister of Greece, embodying the rejection of the austerity policies that have deepened his country’s […]

Bypassing the White House

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 January 2015 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Bypassing the White House By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress on March 3. That he […]

Obama’s middle class tax cut strategy

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 January 2015 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Obama’s middle class tax cut strategy By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The time honored way to appeal to the American public is through tax cuts. The Republicans have owned that turf for years, and they’re […]

Boots on the ground may be the only choice

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 January 2015 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Boots on the ground may be the only choice By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – What with the holidays, followed by the terrorist attack in Paris, and the crash of more than 50 percent in oil […]

The Keystone to nowhere

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14 January 2015 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 The Keystone to nowhere By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Enough Democrats will join Republicans in voting for the Keystone pipeline that the measure will likely find its way to President Obama’s desk, where the White […]

Freedom to live

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 January 2015 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Freedom to live By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – With the terrorist attacks in Paris as the latest manifestation of our new world disorder, it is time for governments to acknowledge their primary duty: public safety. […]

Politics as unusual or not

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 January 2015 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Politics as unusual or not By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell told the judge who sentenced him Tuesday to two years in prison that he is a “heartbroken and humbled man.” He […]