December 11, 2019

steadfast ally

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 December 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 One steadfast ally By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – When French President Macron called NATO “brain dead,” the brain he was talking about was U.S leadership. Donald Trump is the first president in American history […]

could bankrupt Trump in a Moscow minute

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 22 November 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Putin could bankrupt Trump in a Moscow minute By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – It was a breakthrough week in the House inquiry into potentially impeachable behavior by President Trump. The […]

Xi s flame flicker and die strategy

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 November 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Xi’s flame, flicker, and die strategy By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – As America increasingly looks inward, both from the president’s America First doctrine and the escalating impeachment investigation, another leader […]

s flame flicker and die strategy

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 November 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Xi’s flame, flicker, and die strategy By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – As America increasingly looks inward, both from the president’s America First doctrine and the escalating impeachment investigation, another leader […]

self-perpetuating system

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7 November 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Our self-perpetuating system By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – One little-noticed but important outcome for Democrats in the latest election results is the impact on the redrawing of congressional districts that […]

Trump 40

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31 October 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The Trump 40 By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Republicans make up approximately 25 percent of the electorate, but President Donald Trump regularly polls in the 40-plus approval rating percentages, which means there are Independents […]

catastrophic and irreversible

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 October 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Cowardly, catastrophic, and irreversible By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – It is cowardly, catastrophic, and irreversible. It also is dishonorable, self-destructive, and a blatant betrayal. The human tragedy unfolding on the Syrian-Turkish border need not […]

roads with you lead to Putin

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 October 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 “All roads with you lead to Putin” By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – After giving the Turkish president a green light to mount a ground assault against the Kurds in Syria, President Trump dispatched his […]

quid no quo no Kurds

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 October 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 No quid, no quo, no Kurds By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is a transactional leader. There is always a quid pro quo. But what is the quid and quo when he […]

is his problem

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 October 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 What is his problem? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – With the Finnish president standing beside him at the White House, looking like he’d rather be elsewhere, President Trump unleashed one of his more memorable […]