Great, forgotten anthem for procrastinators (of which I am one by nature): “I can’t relax ’cause I haven’t done a thing, and I can’t do a thing ’cause I can’t relax.” Yes, it’s the Comsat Angels performing “Independence Day” in 1983.

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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.