July 12, 2020

dangerous demagogue

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 April 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Our dangerous demagogue By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – If Donald Trump were president in 1941, we would have lost World War II. This is a statement rooted in the historical knowledge of what it […]

Warriors Their Debt Should Be Our Debt

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 April 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Corona warriors: their debt should be our debt By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Every evening at seven o’clock people in New York City stop whatever they’re doing to cheer from the rooftops in a […]

failure of federalism

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 April 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 A failure of federalism By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s” provides the biblical underpinning of federalism, the idea that diffusion of power is superior to concentration of […]

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 […]