73 years ago today, former Soviet War Commissar and exiled communist heresiarch Leon Trotsky was murdered in Mexico City by a Stalinist agent. With apologies to any Trotskyist who might be offended, I just have to post a video from the L.A. band Trotsky Icepick (when am I ever going to get a better news hook for them?). Here they are performing El Kabong in 2011:
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.
Gilalo Com/FlickrMitch McConnell Demonstrates His Contempt for DemocracyReforms to campaign finance, ethics and voting rights threaten his hold on power.