* Annalisa Kraft-Linder surveys the sad state of Sears.
That’s it for Monday. In commemoration of the 149th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, here’s Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!” set to music by a young woman named Kim P.
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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.