Need some diversions as the war fever spreads. Let’s have some early 80s cult-band music. Here’s Joe “King” Carrasco & the Crowns, an Austin-based band with an intense following in Atlanta, performing “Buena” in 1981.

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.