September 23, 2019

Pompeo

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 September 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 President Pompeo By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Pompeo is in the Middle East meeting with the murderous prince, MBS, Mohammad bin Salam, about response options to an allegedly Iranian-inspired drone attack […]

First the clarion call of isolationists

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 September 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 America First, the clarion call of isolationism By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – There are several reasons why President Trump demanded John Bolton’s resignation, but the precipitating event was Bolton’s opposition to a Camp David […]

Once a General

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 September 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Once a general By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Once a general, always a general? Not always, but James Mattis, the Marine Corps general turned Secretary of Defense, did not entirely take off his uniform […]

UK-US un-special relationship

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 August 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The UK-US un-special relationship By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Russian President Vladimir Putin said liberal democracy is obsolete to which European Union’s Council President Donald Tusk replied: "Whoever claims that liberal democracy is obsolete […]

Narcissism combined with paranoia is explosive

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 August 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Narcissism combined with paranoia is explosive By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – The President is a known narcist, but is there more, some combining trait that is creating a volatile mixture?            He was only […]

In defense of the executive branch

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 July 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Everything in Washington must be viewed through a political prism. Separating policy from politics is futile because passing legislation requires compromise and cutting deals. Yet the myth persists that there […]

The mismanager-in-chief

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 July 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – When it comes to delivering a good speech, President Obama is a master. He writes most of the big speeches himself, and places great weight on his ability to move […]

Why Obama fears Boehner

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11 July 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Why does President Obama fear House Speaker Boehner’s threatened lawsuit? He has a good reason. Some say Boehner is doing this to head off the impeachment effort advocated by some […]

  The Hispanic Children’s Crusade

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 July 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – A thought experiment: If winning the Hispanic vote weren’t so important to the future of the Democratic and Republican Parties, would lawmakers find it easier to pass immigration reform? The […]

Where have all the leaders gone?

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4 July 2014 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column, Founded 1932 By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – During our Fourth of July celebration of the Declaration of Independence, it is well to remember the primary author of that document, Thomas Jefferson, and his words: “Governments are instituted […]