The Chicago Blues artist Son Seals was born on this day in 1942 in Osceola, Arkansas, where his father owned a small “juke joint” club. Here he is performing one of his hits, “Hot Sauce,” in 1978. Yum.
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.
The White House/FlickrWhy the Right Abandons Democracy in Favor of AuthoritarianismIt has become a means to maintain power.
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