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August 30, 2013 8:47 AM Dayight Video

By Ed Kilgore

On this day 50 years ago, the U.S.-Soviet “hotline” became operative. I guess it still is, but is it part of a Comcast Triple Play plan now?

Anyway, on this day of international diplomatic follies and possible war, here’s Warren Zevon performing “The Envoy.”

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.

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