To get the day off to a upbeat start, here are The Seeds on Shebang (an L.A. show hosted by Casey Kasem) circa 1967, performing “Pushin’ Too Hard.” Terrible lip-synching, but these dudes were probably too cool for that.

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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.