March 3, 2024

U S and Trump debt solutions

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb 23, 2024 Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 U.S. and Trump debt solutions By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — The apparent dichotomy between Donald Trump’s debt and the U.S. federal debt may at first glance appear to be a correct description, but […]

discharge petition pathway to bipartisanship

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb 16, 2024 Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 A discharge petition pathway to bipartisanship By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — Is bipartisanship finally at hand? After all, it never occurred to the Founding Fathers it would be otherwise. James Madison, the […]

Don

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb 9, 2024 Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The Don By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — Is the Donald behaving like the Don, a mafia super boss? “Be brutal, be tough,” he has said.           He hasn’t yet won the Republican […]

and the moral high ground

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb 3, 2024 Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Israel and the moral high ground By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — The nation that tempers the harsh realities of conflict with the held-out hand of humanity will sow the seeds of peace. […]

the economy stupid

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan 27, 2024 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 “It’s the economy stupid” By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — When asking voters what they think of the U.S. economy, the response is generally negative even if they think their own […]

or power

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan 19, 2024 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Patriotism or power By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — Patriotism is not an ordinary word. It is a cornerstone word, an assumption word. All politicians are assumed to be patriotic citizens […]

longer inevitable

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan 12, 2024 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 No longer inevitable By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — Suddenly we have a race in New Hampshire. Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley had already closed the gap with Donald Trump […]

Last a Meaningful Debate

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan 4, 2024 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 At last a meaningful debate By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — It is game on for the first one-on-one Republican debate of the 2024 campaign season between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis […]

but not unqualified

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec 29, 2023 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Unfit, but not unqualified By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — Four Confederate generals served as generals in the Spanish-American War: Matthew Butler (US Sen. 1877-95) and West Pointers Fitzhugh Lee (Virginia […]

can no longer want what they wanted

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec 21, 2023 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 They can longer want what they wanted By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — Abortion, no longer a federal right, is increasingly becoming a state right, the unintended legacy of Senate Minority […]