Thirty-nine years ago today, Richard Nixon resigned as president of the United States. So we’ll have some Nixon music today, beginning with Howlin’ Wolf’s performance of “Watergate Blues.”

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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.