On this day 99 years ago, Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. Here’s a performance that resonates with me now at 5:00 AM PST (and it’s also the title track of his most critically acclaimed album): “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning.”

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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.