Week of February 23
Kim Jong-un watched the Academy Awards just to root against Sony Pictures. He's almost as crazy about movies as his father, except when it comes to comedy. So after The Interview was announced, North Korea hacked into Sony's computer systems to embarass the company and prevent its release. Too bad the plan didn't quite work out the way he wanted.
[ Sunny ]
See a live performance on YouTube.
Week of February 16
Happy Presidents' Day! For most Americans, it's another day off to go shopping and do their part to boost the economy (unless they're snowed in). But how are presidents supposed to honor the day? Maybe by consulting with their favorite predecessors...
Stuck in the Middle East Too
[ Stuck in the Middle With You ]
Week of February 9
President Obama's just-proposed $4 trillion budget for FY2016 defies critics and shows he hasn't given up on some big ideas from his last campaign. Like taking from the rich, in order to share their good fortune with everyone else. Now it's in the capable hands of the new Congress.
If I Tax a Rich Man
[ If I Were a Rich Man ]
From the album Take the Money and Run For President (2012).
Week of February 2
So Mitt Romney decides not to run for president a third time after all, and we're gonna miss him. It was a tough decision and a close call. He gave up after he tried and failed to win back the would-be donors who actually believed his repeated promises that he wouldn't run.
[ Maybe This Time ]
Week of January 26
Hard Crazed Right
[ A Hard Day's Night ]
Week of January 19
Mitt Romney, that lovable loser, had the right idea when he said, "people who lose a presidential race, well, they step aside." Except that now he's getting ready to run for his third time in a row, despite the long odds. At least this time he'll stand out from the crowd of GOP contenders more than he did in the last campaign.
[ Hello! ]
Week of January 12
I Will Survive
[ I Will Survive ]
Week of January 5
Mike Huckabee announced he's leaving his show on Fox News to pursue a higher calling. The ex-Arkansas governor and former presidential candidate had this revelation: "God hasn't put me on earth just to have a good time." So watch out, Jeb! And watch out, GOP.
[ Let It Be ]
Week of December 29
Did Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl desert his post in Afghanistan before the Taliban captured him? The Army has finished its investigation, but it hasn't revealed whether it wants to court-martial him or give him $300,000 in back pay. Or both. Our man investigated the hidden side of the Bergdahl trade and the government's recent prisoner releases.
Detective Story: Prisoner Exchange
[ From the files of H.J. Bissell ]
Week of December 22
Happy holiday wishes from the Capitol Steps!
Have Yourself a Hanakwanzachristmas
[ Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas ]
From the exclusive online holiday album Weiner Wonderland (2011)
Week of December 15
The Senate's torture report was a real downer at the CIA — until Dick Cheney spoke out to proudly defend the tactics and deceptions. That cheered the patriots and helped bring the Christmas spirit back to Guantánamo.
Stressed Guards Boasting They Will Open Fire
[ The Christmas Song ]
From the album Barackin' Around the Christmas Tree (2009)