For no particular reason, here’s one of my favorite songs from the 80s: the Swimming Pool Q’s performing “Stick in My Hand.” M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I!

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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.