Daylight Video

On this day in 1792, the Militia Act established the first national military conscription.

Here are The Byrds with “Draft Morning,” a special song for men of my sub-generation (Draft Lottery number 265).

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.