Chester Arthur Burnett, a.k.a. Howlin’ Wolf, was born on this day one hundred and five years ago. Here he is performing “How Many More Years,” God knows when.

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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.