May 22, 2022

mouth that keeps on giving

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11 February 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The mouth that keeps on giving By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Democrats could not have a better ally than former President Donald Trump. He makes the case that returning Republicans to power would mean […]

Krushchev moment

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 January 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Putin’s Krushchev moment By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing his Krushchev moment. In 1962, when Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev placed nuclear missiles in Cuba and was compelled to remove […]

A Democratic scenario

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 13 January 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 A Democratic scenario By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Conventional wisdom says the Republicans will take back the House in the November midterm elections and have a better than even chance to win control of […]

charlatans to cable charlatans

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7 January 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 From radio charlatans to cable charlatans By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — By the 1930s the relatively recent invention of the radio had become ubiquitous, and as so often has occurred both good and evil […]

speaks softly but fails to wield a big stick

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 December 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 He speaks softly but fails to wield a big stick By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — A year into his presidency, Joe Biden faces a leadership crisis. Leaders are paid to investigate and anticipate. They […]

you’ve got

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 December 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 All you’ve got By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — A man walks into a bank and says, “I want to borrow some money.” The banker replies, “We are lending money at 1.5 percent per year […]

Russian bear adopts Chinese Finesse

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 December 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The Russian bear adopts Chinese finesse By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Russian President Putin is not just a bully. In the mode of previous Russian leaders, he is also a brute devoid of Machiavellian […]

before Macro could mean happy holidays

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 November 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Micro before macro could mean happy holidays By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — President Biden needs a win that directly affects everybody’s pocket, and bringing down the cost of oil could be the answer. It’s fine […]

ran on nothing — and lost

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5 November 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 They ran on nothing – and lost By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The most significant reasons Democrats lost Virginia and only narrowly won New Jersey, a Democratic stronghold, were the party’s perceived failure to […]

Message to Manchin

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 October 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 A message to Manchin By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) is ignobly standing in the breach, behind a shield of ignorance, before bewildered colleagues as he spews mantras as […]