One of my very favorite musicians, Joe Jackson, is 61 today. Here he is on BBC’s Rock Goes to College performing “I’m the Man,” a fine commentary on consumer capitalism, in 1979. Just fabulous.

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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.