January 23, 2021

question of allegiances

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 14 January 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 A question of allegiances By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Members of Congress, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, are not paranoid; “They” really are coming after them. But who are “They?” Nearly half […]

impeachment now

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 January 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Why impeachment? Why now? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Impeachment of President Donald Trump will go forward, not as a gesture nor for posterity, but because a clear and present danger exists and can […]

is to blame for the Day of Shame

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7 January 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Who is to blame for the Day of Shame? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – There is never a point in calling a bully a bully, a liar a liar, a narcissist a narcissist, a […]

New Year new look at the Constitution

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1 January 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 A New Year new look at the Constitution By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – It is a new year, and, thanks to the outgoing president, it is time to take a new look at our […]

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 […]