As we enter a period when a government shutdown could morph right into a debt default, it’s probably a good day for some Apocalyptica music. Here’s “Harvester of Sorrow:”

Ed Kilgore

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.