President Bush knew back in August about Iran halting its nuclear program. "Knew" is perhaps too strong - he was told. And Brad Pitt may give up acting. I thought he did that when he made "Meet Joe Black." All this and more news for Thursday, December 6, 2007.
Steve looks back at some of the big stories for the week ending December 7, 2007.
President Bush seems to be enjoying Africa... much more than he likes it here. And the people there seem to like him, too. Sounds like an ideal match. Kosovo strikes out on its own, meat is recalled and an American Idol scandal. All this and more news for Presidents Day February 18, 2008.
Steve looks back at some headlines for the week ending February 22, 2008 including news from the worlds of politics and showbiz.
Comedian, radio host, author Laurie Buckley, daughter of Beat Generation monologist Lord Buckley talks politics today on The Ointment.
Despite what people who try and sell news like to write about, Hillary Clinton has no likelihood of winning the Democratic nomination. But more importantly, what gives with Prince Harry's hair and Britney Spears' dad? That and more news for Thursday, March 6, 2008.
Hillary and Barack. Obama and Clinton. And a little McCain. That and other news for the week ending March 7, 2008.
Florida opts not to revote, giving up delegates to the Democratic Convention, breaking the tie. Clinton tries to make up for tongue-tied remarks. China ties citizens' tubes, taking away Youtube. All that and more news from a guy who wears a tie.
Political satirist Mark Warzecha is a guest on today's episode of The Ointment.
It's the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq - where's the cake? John McCain's a little confused about whom we're fighting. Osama bin Laden makes more idle threats. And Starbucks is in trouble. All this and more news for Thursday, March 20, 2008.
Steve looks back on some items in the news for the week ending 3/21/08.
The 4,000th US soldier dies in Iraq. The peace sign is 50. Bill Richardson endorses Obama. Somebody is snooping into passport files. And JK Rowling considers suicide. All this and more news today on the Ointment.