November 27, 2020

fall and rise of the middle class

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 November 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The fall and rise of the middle class By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – A strong middle class provides the cornerstone of American democracy, but it was hit hard by the Great Recession of 2008-09 […]

the Navigator

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 November 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Biden the Navigator By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – President-elect Biden may come to be known as Biden the Navigator, a play on Portuguese Prince Henry the Navigator who is credited with commencement of the […]

you Mr President

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 October 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Thank you, Mr. President By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – American history will record an unlikely and critical contribution from an unlikely and often criticized source: Pres. Donald Trump. His unusual behavior has exposed the […]

cult outreach

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30 September 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Trump’s cult outreach By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has a fondness for cults and fringe movements, seemingly believing that if enough of such constituents support him, he can win reelection. Two […]

the ship of state turns to starboard

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 September 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 As the ship of state turns to starboard By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republicans long ago came to believe the only way they could change the course […]

trial of former Pres Trump

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 September 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The trial of former President Trump By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – If elected president, Joe Biden said more than a month ago he would rely on his attorney general to recommend any possible prosecution […]

did he say it

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 August 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Why did he say it? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – No American president until Donald Trump suggested the presidential election could be postponed, or that its outcome could be fraudulent. But he has no […]

your seats for a wild six months

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 July 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Take your seats for a wild six months By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Buckle up. The next six months are going to provide a show – a comedic tragedy America has never previously witnessed. […]

Brownshirts

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 July 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Trump’s Brownshirts By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – There is nothing in the Constitution that gives the federal government the authority to send federal agents into a city to suppress largely peaceful protests under the […]

the Senate races

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 July 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Handicapping the Senate races By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – For Democrats, winning control of the U.S. Senate is as important as winning the presidency. Polls in key races that will decide which party is […]