July 23, 2024

Four scenarios for an unconventional Democratic convention

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 July 2024 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Four scenarios for an unconventional Democratic convention By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift            WASHINGTON – These are unprecedented times in American presidential politics. An obviously diminished President Biden is recovering from Covid while former […]

Coney Barrett and the power of independence

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 July 2024 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932               Amy Coney Barrett and the power of independence By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift            WASHINGTON — The power of judicial independence is reappearing. The most junior member of the Supreme Court, Justice Amy […]

An Exercise in Calculated Speculation

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 July 2024 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 An exercise in calculated speculation By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift            WASHINGTON — Whitmer/Beshears or Beshear/Whitmer may well emerge as the Democratic dream ticket. Gretchen Whitmer is the popular twice-elected governor of critical Midwest […]

If not him who

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 28 June 2024 WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Today’s Events in Historical Perspective America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 If not him, who? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON — The sad reality revealed in the first presidential debate of 2024 to stunned viewers, foreign and domestic, is that President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has been overtaken […]

and government make poor bedfellows

IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2024 Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Religion and government make poor bedfellows By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — The Founding Fathers thought it was settled with James Madison, the principal author of what is known as “the Establishment clause,” declaring, […]

one believes them

IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2024 Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 No one believes them By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — Liberals have been griping about Justice Clarence Thomas for more than 30 years, since before he was elevated to the Supreme Court with the […]

not what you can do for your country

IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2024 Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Ask not what you can do for your country By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — Constitutionally, there only are two prerequisites for a person to serve as president: the person must be 35 years […]

and democracy on the block

IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2024 Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Incumbency and democracy on the block By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — It’s not just President Joe Biden, incumbents around the world are running against a surge of voter sentiment that rejects conventional politics. […]

Beware

IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2024 Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 Veeps beware By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — The main credential for Donald Trump’s prospective running mate is a willingness to deny the results of the 2020 election — and should it become necessary, […]

defiance of history

IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2024 Today’s Events in Historical Perspective                                                                      America’s Longest-Running Column Founded 1932 In defiance of history By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift                      WASHINGTON — Voters beware, Donald Trump is running against history. Several time-honored reforms and institutions came into being through the demands of history and are unlike […]