Another random item from the memory banks: Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” If you’ve never heard this, it had quite an impact back in 1970.

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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.