Fifteen years ago today, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached Bill Clinton. Still hard to believe it happened, or that two years after that we had a presidential election decided by a baldly partisan Supreme Court. Here’s Counting Crows performing what could be an anthem for both events, “A Long December.”

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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.