It’s Christmas Eve. Let’s begin with my favorite Christmas carol, “Lo How a Rose Ere Blooming,” a 16th century German song, as performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with Robert Shaw conducting.

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.