Daylight Video

It’s the first day of spring, but isn’t going to feel like it in the Northeast. So let’s have some warm seasonal music to give chilly readers inspiring hope of sunny days ahead. Here’s one of Johnny Horton’s inimitable TV appearances, performing “Springtime in Alaska.”

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Ed Kilgore

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.