politics http://kmuw.org en Richard Crowson: The Real Spirit of the Season http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-real-spirit-season <p></p><p>For too long we have suffered under the delusion that the “spirit of the season” is sweetness and love. Truth is, nowadays it’s bitterness and hate! So here’s a seasonal song to fit our times:</p><p></p><p>Deck the next guy who says “Happy holidays!”</p><p>Hum-hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!</p><p>Tis the season to argue ‘bout Santa’s race!</p><p>Hum-hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!</p><p>Shop while you gripe that it’s too commercial!</p><p>Hum-hum-hum hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!</p><p>Everything’s now controversial!</p><p>Hum-hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:51:41 +0000 Richard Crowson 27921 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: The Real Spirit of the Season Crowson Cartoon: No Turkey Pardons This Year http://kmuw.org/post/crowson-cartoon-no-turkey-pardons-year <p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:39:11 +0000 Richard Crowson 26678 at http://kmuw.org Crowson Cartoon: No Turkey Pardons This Year OnWords: Analyze This! http://kmuw.org/post/onwords-analyze <p></p><p>What passes for political analysis these days is often really just opinion. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Lael Ewy 26473 at http://kmuw.org OnWords: Analyze This! Richard Crowson: Comets! Or Asteroids! Whatever, Just Blame Someone! http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-comets-or-asteroids-whatever-just-blame-someone <p></p><p></p><p>There have been an awful lot of unpredicted rogue comets entering Earth’s atmosphere lately, first in Russia and then this week in California. Shouldn’t we be taking action? And by “action” I mean placing&nbsp; blame. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 25966 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: Comets! Or Asteroids! Whatever, Just Blame Someone! GOP Committee Opposes New Education Standards http://kmuw.org/post/gop-committee-opposes-new-education-standards <p></p><p>The Kansas Republican Party's central committee is taking a stand against new standards approved by the state Board of Education for teaching math, English and science. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:44:30 +0000 Associated Press 23530 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: A Truth Barometer http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-truth-barometer <p></p><p>Here we are again. The dog days of summer. The perfect time to reflect... on dogs. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 19831 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: A Truth Barometer Moderate Party of Kansas Co-Founder Considers Run Against U.S. Senator Pat Roberts http://kmuw.org/post/moderate-party-kansas-co-founder-considers-run-against-us-senator-pat-roberts <p>"Moderate Party of Kansas" co-founder Aaron Estabrook says he's considering a run against Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts.</p><p>Estabrook, of Manhattan, Kan., says he is forming an exploratory committee to look into running against Roberts, who's up for re-election in 2014. Estabrook is Army veteran who works at the Salvation Army as a case manager for homeless veterans in northern Kansas.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:56:54 +0000 Associated Press 19814 at http://kmuw.org New Kansas Political Party Proposed http://kmuw.org/post/new-kansas-political-party-proposed <p></p><p>A Manhattan man says he wants moderates of both the Democratic and Republican parties to form a new political party in Kansas. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 23:01:17 +0000 Associated Press 18898 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: Confronting Fence Posts http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-confronting-fence-posts <p></p><p>Wichita. It ain’t Seattle. Or is it? Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 13440 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: Confronting Fence Posts Richard Crowson: An Imaginary Cliff http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-imaginary-cliff <p></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:16.0pt; font-family:Times">For 35 years I’ve been a political cartoonist so I know a little bit about false dichotomies. Cartoonists are in the business of depicting current events in black-and-white terms.</span></p><p></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 10708 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: An Imaginary Cliff