Daylight Video

Boston under lockdown. A bombing suspect dead, another on the run, possibly with explosives attached to him. A policeman dead, a thousand others deployed. Explosions, gunfire, fear everywhere.

This is the only song that seems appropriate now to convey the mood (please don’t read any political meaning into it): The Clash performing “Guns on the Roof”:

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.