Happy New Year’s Eve, friends and neighbors. We’ll be celebrating off and on all day, and also reminding you it’s the very last chance to make a 2013 tax-deductible donation to the Washington Monthly. To kick things off here’s Van Morrison performing “Celtic New Year.”

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.