October 3, 2022

love tough words and tough rules

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30 July 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Tough love, tough words, and tough rules By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Anti-maskers in Florida burned masks in a show of solidarity with their governor, Republican Ron DeSantis, whose presidential ambitions could hinge on […]

preventable disease is not a pandemic

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 July 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 A preventable disease is not a pandemic By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Journalist and satirist H.L. Mencken said, “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.” His words come to […]

will show their shame

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 July 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Who will show their shame? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — President John Adams attempted to counter lies and misinformation with the Sedition Act. But the First Amendment prevailed, and the act failed. Lesson learned. […]

may destroy the GOP

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 July 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Trump may destroy the GOP By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The Republican nomination is almost unattainable anywhere in a competitive primary race without paying fealty to the former president, a man who tried to […]

come for the jobs we need filled

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2 July 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 They come for jobs we need filled By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — It’s time to get real about immigration and recognize why so many people are coming from Central America to the United States. […]