Woody Guthrie was born on this day 103 years ago. Here he is performing “We Shall Be Free” with Leadbelly at some point in the 1940s.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.