July 1, 2022

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 […]

before Macro could mean happy holidays

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 November 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Micro before macro could mean happy holidays By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — President Biden needs a win that directly affects everybody’s pocket, and bringing down the cost of oil could be the answer. It’s fine […]

ran on nothing — and lost

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 November 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 They ran on nothing – and lost By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The most significant reasons Democrats lost Virginia and only narrowly won New Jersey, a Democratic stronghold, were the party’s perceived failure to […]

Message to Manchin

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 October 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 A message to Manchin By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) is ignobly standing in the breach, behind a shield of ignorance, before bewildered colleagues as he spews mantras as […]

the money not the polss

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 October 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Follow the money, not the polls By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The mood of the country is not good. The Pandemic has not yet ended. People are worried about inflation. Interest rates are expected […]

Sun Rising

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 October 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Rising sun rising By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The land of the rising sun is rising again, and this time not as an enemy, but as one of America’s strongest and most reliable allies. […]

angst to love politics American style

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 October 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 From angst to love; politics American style By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Forget the gamesmanship on Capitol Hill. America will pay its bills and President Biden will get his legislative package, and what is […]

Vietnam and George Washington

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1 October 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Afghanistan, Vietnam, and George Washington By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The nation’s top generals testified on Capitol Hill about the defeat in Afghanistan and how the Afghan Army they had built over 20 years […]

is not packing the Supreme Court

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 September 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Expanding is not packing the Supreme Court By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has a checkered past, filled with good decisions, bad decisions, and incomprehensible decisions which is how Associate Justice […]

evil that men do lives after them Shakespeare s Julius Caesar

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 September 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 “The evil that men do lives after them” Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar By Douglas Cohn           WASHINGTON — California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom is fighting for his political life in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2 to 1. […]