Rockabilly legend Carl Perkins was born in Tiptonville, Tennessee on this day in 1932. Here he is in 1985 performing “Matchbox” with Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr.
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.
NEWS RADAR/FlickrTrump is Having to Confront the Fact That He's LosingThe president's ego has no mechanism for dealing with that reality.
Lorie Shaull/FlickrDemocrats Should Leave Divisiveness to the RepublicansThey should take bold action on issues that are overwhelmingly supported by voters.