October 27, 2020

Terrorists win when the world plays defense

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 Mar. 2016 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Terrorists win when the world plays defense By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – When the 9/11 attacks occurred the United States went on offense, striking al-Qaeda where it had found a safe-haven: Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. Through the […]

Hatch the key to the Garland nomination

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 Mar. 2016 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Hatch the key to the Garland nomination By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – By nominating Merrick Garland, a qualified centrist, to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, President Obama improved the odds his candidate […]

Rubio the Irrelevant

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 Mar. 2016 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Rubio the Irrelevant By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The political career of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is on the line. If he stays in the presidential race and loses his home state in next Tuesday’s Florida primary, […]

The reign of anarchy

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 Mar. 2016 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 The reign of anarchy By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Who is really at fault for the low-grade tenor of the current debates between people seeking the Republican and Democratic nominations for the presidency? A hint. […]

Plan C

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4 Mar. 2016 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Plan C By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – This is the year of firewalls. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s firewall to slow the surging Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., campaign was the South Carolina primary, followed […]

Disarrayed GOP options

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 Mar. 2016 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Disarrayed GOP options By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Time is growing short to stop Donald Trump, and Republicans are divided among themselves about what course to follow. Primary elections on Tuesday, March 15 will show whether Marco […]

Morphing from primary clown to gravitas candidate

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1 Mar. 2016 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Morphing from primary clown to gravitas candidate By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The formula for GOP presidential success used to be: tilt right for the nomination; tilt center for the general election. That was yesterday. […]

TR vs. Trump: positive vs. negative populism

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 Feb. 2016                                                           10 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 TR vs. Trump: positive vs. negative populism By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Now that Donald Trump is the undisputed frontrunner for the Republican nomination, the search is on for historical analogies to explain his […]

Pope and president denounce Trump to no avail

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 Feb. 2016                                                           10 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 Pope and president denounce Trump to no avail By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – President Obama couldn’t resist the temptation. Asked about the presidential race at a news conference following his meeting in California with […]

It’s in Kennedy’s hands

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 Feb. 2016                                                           10 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 It’s in Kennedy’s hands By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – When a case is heard in a local court, plaintiffs and defendants alike assume they are being heard by an impartial judge, but the likelihood […]