May 22, 2022

temporary economic problems are temporary

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 May 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Our temporary economic problems are temporary By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The cable news pundits are forecasting more bad news as the war in Ukraine is holding up critical grain shipments. But this is not […]

prospects just upended

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 May 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Midterm prospects just upended By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — What was conventional wisdom just vanished in the stroke of a pen. The surprise that was not a surprise just happened and the earth moved. […]

and where the war will be decided

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 April 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Why and where the war will be decided By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Russia led with its tank-laden chin to take Kyiv and was stopped cold by Ukrainians armed with tank-killing drones and shoulder-fired […]

S and NATO betting on a Ukrainian victory

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 April 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 U.S. and NATO betting on a Ukrainian victory By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — The war in Ukraine enters a new phase with Russia bearing down on the disputed Donbas region. Neither side […]

the party in power

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 April 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Why the party in power may stay in power may stay in power By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — No one can say with any certainty what will happen in the November midterms. The political […]

and rhetoric

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 March 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Meaning and rhetoric By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Meaning is often missed in rhetoric.           Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and U.S. President Joe Biden have rightly been hailed for their efforts to thwart Russia’s […]

Five Scenarios for Failure

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11 March 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Putin’s five scenarios for failure By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy and his people are winning. Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin is losing. His war against Ukraine is all in the […]

Incompetence

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4 March 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Brutal incompetence By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Ukrainians are mounting a strong fight against the invading Russian Army, forcing aggressor, Vladimir Putin, to rethink and recalculate what he thought would be an easy invasion […]

Putin’s Praetorian Guards

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 February 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Castle NATO and Putin’s Praetorian Guards By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — After weeks of what we assumed was a bluff, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine. But bluffing requires rational thought, […]

cult of Trump will fail

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 February 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 How the cult of Trump will fail By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Pundits and historians alike wonder how the Trump cult will come to an end, and the answer is that Trump himself will […]