It’s Dave Davies’ 68th birthday. Here’s one of his most notable contributions to the Kinks: “Strangers,” from the phenomenal 1970 album Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround.

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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.