I may have more to say about this later today, but I don’t much care for the political usages of Memorial Day. As far as I’m concerned, it’s not “about” the righteousness or wickedness of this or that war, or this or that government–but simply a remembrance of the people–combatants and noncombatants–who sacrifice, and are sacrificed, in war. So in that spirit, here’s Alison Krauss performing “Scarlet Tide.”
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
Lorie Shaull/WikicommonsVoter Registration Organizations Should Be UnnecessaryUniversal voter registration would eliminate the inevitable shortcomings of independent voter drives.