Political Animal


August 29, 2012 8:03 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

In tribute to the assembled Republicans in Tampa (Just kidding! Just kidding!), here’s The Clash performing “White Riot” in 1978.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • AndrewBW on August 29, 2012 8:34 AM:

    From the movie "Rude Boy" with Jimmy Pursey of Sham 69 guesting. Still the only band that matters. RIP Joe Strummer.

  • JR on August 29, 2012 9:45 AM:

    Thank you for that adrenaline shot to the chest! During a long, delayed commute, you put a huge smile on my face and nearly had me dancing on the CTA.

  • docdave on August 29, 2012 9:56 AM:

    Perfect antidote to a bunch of co-workers making excited noises about Christie's speech from last night. Thanks, Ed!

  • Patrick Star on August 29, 2012 10:05 AM:

    Good call, Ed! I really miss those days, when young people weren't so eager to kiss The Man's ass, like they are now. I consider myself lucky to be young and alive during that period.

  • Sean Scallon on August 29, 2012 10:27 AM:

    And a big "OI" to you too mate!