Forty years ago today, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew resigned after getting caught in one of more sordid acts of corruption (brown paper bags stuffed with cash being delivered to his White House office as part of a deal with Maryland road contractors that had been in place for years) in living memory. So in commemoration of ol’ Spiggy’s fall, here’s Iggy Pop performing “Corruption” in Brussels in 1999:

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.