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 ]
Week of June 20
Summer officially begins this week, and gasoline prices are predicted to be at their lowest levels since John Kerry was running for president. That's good news for consumers, but it could be bad news for Donald Trump. Research suggests voters reward the party in power when economic prospects are good, and election models using gas prices to track the economy's health predict victory for Democrats. Enjoy the low prices while they last.
What Kind of Fuel Am I?
[ What Kind of Fool Am I ]
From our new album What to Expect When You're Electing (2016).
Week of June 13
Bernie Sanders won't give up and won't back down, even though Hillary Clinton clinched the nomination last week. He figures that if he can just persuade enough superdelegates to switch their votes, the nomination will be his. And then he'll take down Trump, or something like that. Of course, these are the same superdelegates that Sanders and his supporters used to insist should vote for the candidate with the most primary votes and pledged delegates. Back in the real world, the only superdelegates actually likely to switch sides are Bernie's.
[ Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ]