I was all set to do a Sparks feature today when I read commenter pjcamp’s note that this is Django Reinhardt’s birthday (the listing I typically use did not, unaccountably, mention it). Here’s a nifty brief French documentary on Django, with subtitles and some rare footage.
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.
Flickr/Sigfrid LundbergBy Replacing Obama's Clean Energy Rules, Trump Threatens Us AllThe EPA is ignoring climate science and making it possible to build new coal-fired plants.
Pete Souza\Wikimedia CommonsWhere Biden is Right and Wrong About Bygone CivilityIt was easier to get along with political opponents when they were members of your own party.