Welcome to 2013, the year of panics anticipated, panics manufactured, panics averted yielding to panics yet to come. Here’s Widespread Panic covering that great anthem for deranged times, Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth,” in Athens, GA, in 2011.

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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.