We pause now from the almost constant commentary on active politicians and political activism to render an ode to Woody Guthrie.
This seems a good time to review a remarkable book that covers one of the least-discussed periods of Woody's life.
Martin Luther King Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter.
On July 6, 1892, under the cover of darkness, two barges, loaded with armed Pinkerton thugs hired by the Carnegie Steel Co., landed on the south bank of the Monongahela River.
As we celebrate Independence Day, it is worth remembering how important documents are to us - and where the authority for those documents comes from.