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.
On June 22, 1950, renowned musicians/performers Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Lena Horne, Pete Seeger and Artie Shaw were labeled as suspected "Communist sympathizers" in the infamous publication "Red Channels."
This is the story of a civil rights activist and union organizer who became a linguist, went to China after World War II, and joined the Chinese Communist revolution.
On June 15, 1381, Wat Tyler, a leader of a peasant/laborer rebellion that swept England, was killed by the king's supporters.