Kicked around offering everything from Sousa march to Hendrix’s version of the national anthem, but figured Ray Charles’ “America the Beautiful” (as performed in 1972) would be the one choice no one could object to. Have a happy 4th!
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.
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