Don’t know how many regular readers have power today, but we’ll forge ahead, hoping everyone’s safe and dry and fed. And a big shout-out to first responders!

Here’s Lena Horne performing “Stormy Weather” in 1943.

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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.