I’m not a big believer in “luck,” in politics or in other avenues of life, but sometimes it seems the good guys are just on a losing streak. So that feeling made me think of Nils Lofgren’s 1975 song “Can’t Buy a Break.” This is just audio, though the cover art from his eponymous album of that year is fun to look at.

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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.