By special request, because they are performing at the 9:30 Club tonight, we’re featuring Cracker today. Here’s a relatively new song from an album called Berkeley To Bakersfield that’s irresistible to me for obvious reasons. The cut is “The King of Bakersfield.”

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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.