It’s Veterans Day. Here’s Johnny Cash’s famous cover of Peter La Farge’s song about Ira Hayes, one of the Marines who raised the flag over Iwo Jima–but came home to a sad fate in the country his people once owned.
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
Lorie Shaull/FlickrDemocrats Should Leave Divisiveness to the RepublicansThey should take bold action on issues that are overwhelmingly supported by voters.
YouTube Screen CapturePoetic Justice For Native Americans in North DakotaRepublican attempts to suppress their vote backfired rather spectacularly.