Eight years ago today, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. So we’ll have some “stormy” weather today, beginning with Public Enemy’s reaction to Katrina and the government that initially did little about it: “Hell No, We Ain’t Alright.” (Warning: some non-family-friendly language here are there).

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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.