Christa Paffgen, better know as Nico, was born on this day in 1938. She died in 1988. Here she is singing (and primping to) “I’ll Be Your Mirror” with the Velvet Underground in 1966. You may recall John Edwards’ cover in 2007.
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.
Beto O'Rourke/FlickrThe O'Rourke Strategy For Political Realignment in the SouthHe ended the downward spiral that had engulfed Democrats in Texas.