It’s Columbus Day, so we’ll be on the Federal Holiday Lite Blogging schedule. It is also Paul Simon’s 73d birthday. Seems appropriate to feature his song about looking for “America,” eh?

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.