We pause now from the almost constant commentary on active politicians and political activism to render an ode to Woody Guthrie.
Woody Sez "The national debit is one thing I caint figger out"
Philip Levine has just completed his year-long term as the U.S. poet laureate.
As Rep. Allen West proved with his channeling of the late Sen. Joe McCarthy recently, the Red Scare echoes endure within American culture.
Women veterans are sharing their experiences in a powerful and eye opening exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, now through Memorial Day.
We wanted to get involved but we didn't know how to connect to the civil rights movement in our community.
The work was just as dangerous and just as difficult as before, but the pay and benefits were considerably less.
What would you find if you had to take your children and a few assorted people down into the sewer to live?
The Hunger Games is more than a teen movie, more than a pointless American rehash of the Japanese cult favorite Battle Royale. It's a larger story of oppression and rebellion.
"Solitary" meant an unfurnished cell with a concrete floor. No bed, no furniture; a hole in the floor for a toilet.