On a very sleepy Monday morning, this seems like the most appropriate musical beginning: “Five O’Clock in the Morning,” by The Donnas, performed in Toronto in 2008.

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.