April 7, 2020

most Super Tuesday ever

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 January 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The most Super Tuesday ever By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON –Super Tuesday began as a Southern regional primary designed by the Democratic Party to allow more moderate candidates to emerge who could win the White […]

presider in chief

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 January 2020 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The presider in chief By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – The impeachment trial’s wild card is Chief Justice John Roberts, and how he interprets his role as presiding officer. The Constitution says the Senate has […]

predictions for 2020

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 27 December 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Contrarian predictions for 2020 By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – We capsulize the essence of contrarian theory with the following: “Most people are wrong most of the time; otherwise most people would be millionaires.” Granted, […]

is mass hysteria

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 December 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Populism is mass hysteria By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Britain’s 2016 vote for Brexit foreshadowed Donald Trump’s election later that year, confirming a poisonous populism in both British and American politics.           Populism is […]

s slow-motion Saturday Night Massacre

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 December 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Trump’s slow-motion Saturday Night Massacre By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Donald Trump won the White House with 46.1 percent of the vote, and he hasn’t expanded his base of support. Yet he has an […]

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 […]