This could be an historic, watershed moment if American leaders used this incident as a teaching moment, an opportunity to hold up a mirror to Americans everywhere and show them the truth of racism in our culture.
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There had to be an extenuating circumstance for John Edwards' $400 haircut. I called the barber in question, Joe Tourrenoueva, who has been my barber for 40 years, since way back when he charged $20.
Pete Seeger is the true mythic American hero. He fought to bring music and song to political movements, even when it was unpopular and, at times, dangerous.
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