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

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.