It’s the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation. There’s not really any available music about this huge event, which like anyone around then I remember graphically. But Elton John’s “Postcards From Richard Nixon” alludes to it.

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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.