September 28, 2022

Crimes

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 June 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 War crimes By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The war in Ukraine continues to take its toll on both sides with no end yet in sight, so it was a surprise when Attorney General Merrick […]

evil that men do lives after them

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17 June 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 “The evil that men do lives after them” By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Before he was elected president, John F. Kennedy published “Profiles in Courage” detailing the stories of  eight U.S. senators who had […]

purpose politics

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10 June 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Cross purpose politics By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats are working at cross purposes within their own parties and among their own tenets. People are complicated, so politics are complicated. California could […]

and Money

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4 June 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Guns and money By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The American people want gun regulation, but the Senate will not meet the moment. The best we can expect is incentives for states to adopt “red flag” […]

temporary economic problems are temporary

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 May 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Our temporary economic problems are temporary By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — The cable news pundits are forecasting more bad news as the war in Ukraine is holding up critical grain shipments. But this is not […]

prospects just upended

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 May 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Midterm prospects just upended By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — What was conventional wisdom just vanished in the stroke of a pen. The surprise that was not a surprise just happened and the earth moved. […]

and where the war will be decided

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 29 April 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Why and where the war will be decided By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Russia led with its tank-laden chin to take Kyiv and was stopped cold by Ukrainians armed with tank-killing drones and shoulder-fired […]

S and NATO betting on a Ukrainian victory

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 April 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 U.S. and NATO betting on a Ukrainian victory By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift          WASHINGTON — The war in Ukraine enters a new phase with Russia bearing down on the disputed Donbas region. Neither side […]

the party in power

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 April 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Why the party in power may stay in power may stay in power By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — No one can say with any certainty what will happen in the November midterms. The political […]

and rhetoric

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 March 2022 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Meaning and rhetoric By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift           WASHINGTON — Meaning is often missed in rhetoric.           Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and U.S. President Joe Biden have rightly been hailed for their efforts to thwart Russia’s […]