Week of August 22
We Only Have Tim Kaine
[ If I Only Had a Brain ]
Week of August 15
Vice presidential candidate Mike Pence once published an essay to apologize and repent for his own negative campaigning. He wrote that "a campaign ought to demonstrate the basic human decency of the candidate." How's that working for you, Mike? Gov. Pence is now out defending Donald Trump's claims about Hillary, Obama and ISIS, and generally trying to stay on the same page as his running mate. He's also keeping his fingers crossed.
Hello, Is It Mike You're Looking For?
[ Hello ]
Week of August 8
Donald Trump received the Purple Heart last week, for wounds to his ego during a vicious attack. To even suggest he didn't deserve it would be very, very unfair! But watch out, Donald. If you get two more Purple Hearts, that's when the big guns start firing. Just ask John Kerry.
Fakey Purple Hearts
[ Achy Breaky Heart ]
From our album Four More Years in the Bush Leagues (2005).
Week of August 1
Hillary Clinton reminded the nation last week, during her convention speech, that "It Takes a Village." We know. We were there.
It Takes a Village (to Satisfy Bill Clinton)
[ Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo ]
From our classic album First Lady and the Tramp (1999).
Week of July 25
Leaked e-mails just published by WikiLeaks (read 'em here!) show that the Democratic National Committee really was out to get Bernie Sanders, just like he said, including rigging the debates against him. Bernie says won't pull a Ted Cruz and disavow his endorsement of Hillary or challenge her nomination...as long as they can have one last debate.
From the album What to Expect When You're Electing (2016).
Week of July 18
This week the G.O.P. will finally embrace Donald Trump, whose right to be the nominee was never, ever in doubt — in his own mind. Now he's ready to start the fall campaign and share his vision of how beautiful America will be under President Trump. Starting, of course, with his plans to renovate the White House itself and turn it into something truly classy.
[ Green Acres ]
Week of July 11
Democrats are hoping to unite the party after a long season of primary battles. Good luck with that! Donald Trump crushed all 17 rivals on the Republican side in just a few months, and his party still can't agree on much of anything. So what chance have Democrats got? Hillary couldn't even knock out one aging senator. Last week President Obama finally took sides and started campaigning with Hillary, and this week Bernie might finally be persuaded to endorse Hillary for president.
Elderly and Ovaries
[ Ebony and Ivory ]
Week of July 4
Greece! (Brexit edition)
[ Grease ]
Week of June 27
Donald Trump used to say that global warming is nonsense, a concept "created by and for the Chinese" to make the U.S. non-competitive — until it came to protecting his golf courses in Ireland and Scotland from rising sea levels. Now he wants to build sea walls to defend them from non-existent climate change, unready to gamble when his own property is at stake. Maybe that's why Al Gore now says he sees "some basis for hope," even if Trump wins.
We Warm the World
[ We Are the World ]