Political Animal


March 06, 2013 8:30 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

Last night I watched the classic documentary about Kentucky coal miners and their fight for collective bargaining rights, Harlan County, USA. So here are the Country Gentlemen performing “Dark As a Dungeon” in 1992.

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.


  • MuddyLee on March 06, 2013 9:19 AM:

    RIP John Duffey and Charlie Waller.

  • deanarms on March 06, 2013 10:05 AM:

    An amazing film. I re-watched it a couple years ago and out of curiosity looked up how the county voted in the 2008 presidential -- I guess it's no surprise it was pretty heavily for McCain.