Nashville-based R&B singer Earl Gaines was born on this day in 1935. Here he is at some point in the 60s performing his version of “24 Hours a Day.”

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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.