Irish folk singer Christy Moore turns 70 today. Here he is performing as a founding member of Planxty, back in 1972, with “The Blacksmith.”

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.