April 7, 2020

few the very few leaders

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 27 March 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The few, the very few leaders By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – As the nation grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, people are looking for leadership. A few individuals stand out, and […]

is 1929-1945 in microcosm

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 March 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Today is 1929-1945 in microcosm By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – The coronavirus-induced economic crisis has an analogous economic predecessor – the combination of 1929’s stock market crash, the Great Depression, […]

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 March 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Today is 1929-1945 in microcosm By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – The coronavirus-induced economic crisis has an analogous economic predecessor – the combination of 1929’s stock market crash, the Great Depression, […]

money intersects pandemic

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 March 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Where money intersects pandemic By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Unemployment is soaring. People need financial help now, and there is a no- to low-cost immediate way to provide it through […]

going to need a bigger boat

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 March 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 “They’re going to need a bigger boat” By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – President Trump gives himself a 10 for his handling of the coronavirus global health crisis. Not everyone agrees. […]

for a corona czar

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 March 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Time for a corona czar By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – If the country is at war, the president doesn’t lead the army and navy. We have generals and admirals who do that. We’re fighting […]

unexpected debate coach

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 March 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Biden’s unexpected debate coach By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., now has less than a month to prepare former Vice President Joe Biden to debate and defeat Pres. Donald Trump. And […]

B’s and a Dark Horse

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 February 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Three B’s and a Dark Horse By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – The Democratic contest for the presidential nomination is shaking out as a race between the three B’s, and we don’t mean Bach, Beethoven, […]

Democratic dark horse

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 February 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 A Democratic dark horse By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – A week can be an eon in politics, and in a week, we have come from the likelihood of super Tuesday deciding the Democratic presidential […]

could mean the end of the UK or the EU

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30 January 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Brexit could mean the end of the UK or the EU By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON –At long last, after three years of drama and two failed prime ministers, Brexit crossed the finish line on […]