January 29, 2020

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 […]

we go again

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 September 2019 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Here we go again By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON – Echoes of Watergate are reverberating off the walls in the halls of Congress. An impeachment inquiry was launched by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, […]

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 […]