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January 30, 2014 8:51 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

Wow, what a bunch of calamities this day in history has produced. The assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Hitler becoming Chancellor of Germany. Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland. An attempted assassination of Andrew Jackson. The beginning of the Tet Offensive. A terrible plane crash off the Ivory Coast.

It’s probably a day to be careful. Here’s The Band with “Look Out Cleveland.”

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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