May 22, 2022

pandemic of the unvaccinated

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 August 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 A pandemic of the unvaccinated By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The Spanish flu nearly simultaneously killed more people worldwide than World War I, a cautionary tale with lessons for today. The cities of Philadelphia […]

love tough words and tough rules

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30 July 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Tough love, tough words, and tough rules By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Anti-maskers in Florida burned masks in a show of solidarity with their governor, Republican Ron DeSantis, whose presidential ambitions could hinge on […]

preventable disease is not a pandemic

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23 July 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 A preventable disease is not a pandemic By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Journalist and satirist H.L. Mencken said, “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.” His words come to […]

will show their shame

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 July 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Who will show their shame? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — President John Adams attempted to counter lies and misinformation with the Sedition Act. But the First Amendment prevailed, and the act failed. Lesson learned. […]

may destroy the GOP

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 July 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Trump may destroy the GOP By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The Republican nomination is almost unattainable anywhere in a competitive primary race without paying fealty to the former president, a man who tried to […]

come for the jobs we need filled

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2 July 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 They come for jobs we need filled By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — It’s time to get real about immigration and recognize why so many people are coming from Central America to the United States. […]

Republican poison pill

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 25 June 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 The Republican poison pill By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Republicans are about to swallow a poison pill. They are about to return Blue Collar voters back to their Democratic fold. Here is why. Here […]

the interest rates stupid

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 June 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 It’s the interest rates, stupid By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — When it comes to predicting the economic future, most people are wrong most of the time. Otherwise, they would be millionaires. This may sound […]

putin

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 June 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 BIDEN/putin By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — President Biden views Russian President Putin as an autocrat devoid of a soul. He said so to his face 10 years ago and the Russian leader smiled, “We […]

Fish

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 June 2021 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 First fish By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is the low-hanging fruit, and, as a result, he may be about to become – in this mixed metaphor – the First […]