In recognition of the travails of the Mid-Atlantic, including Ryan Cooper’s determined efforts to find a place to keep PA functioning on Saturday, figure there’s just one appropriate song: Procol Harum’s “Power Failure,” from a 1971 performance.

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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.