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.”

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.