October 2, 2022

speaks softly but fails to wield a big stick

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 December 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 He speaks softly but fails to wield a big stick By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — A year into his presidency, Joe Biden faces a leadership crisis. Leaders are paid to investigate and anticipate. They […]

you’ve got

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 December 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 All you’ve got By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — A man walks into a bank and says, “I want to borrow some money.” The banker replies, “We are lending money at 1.5 percent per year […]

Russian bear adopts Chinese Finesse

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 December 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The Russian bear adopts Chinese finesse By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Russian President Putin is not just a bully. In the mode of previous Russian leaders, he is also a brute devoid of Machiavellian […]