There was a time when I would really have been upset at R.E.M.’s breakup. That time is well past. Still, here’s the band’s best song based on events in the District of Columbia.

In other news:

Not another federal government shutdown threat. Ugh. (D.C. Wire)

Diplomats still don’t like paying parking tickets (WTOP)

Look who isn’t so fond of the D.C. Council’s tax hike (Post editorial)

Look who’s noticed the sex-ed test (

The D.C. Council’s document fight with Sulaimon Brown is over (Post)