As we enter harvest season, the playlist in my brain invariably comes around to Fairport Convention music. Given the political situation this week, it’s easy to find a starting point: “Meet on the Ledge,” written by Richard Thompson.

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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.