Richard Crowson

Editorial commentator

Richard Crowson is not only a editorial commentator for KMUW. He's also a cartoonist, an artist and a banjo player.

You might have heard him play with his band Pop & The Boys or with his wife at their standing gig at Watermark Books & Cafe. Richard is also KMUW's editorial cartoonist.

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Richard Crowson

Richard Crowson

So they’re saying Medicaid expansion is dead for another Legislative session. The 82 percent of Kansans who support expansion will just have to wait another year.

Crowson: D-e-V-o-s

Feb 8, 2017
Carolyn Kaster/AP

(Apologies to Tammy Wynette…)

D – e – V – o – s
Is Education Secretary
She’s going to make all of our schools
A lot less grizzly bear-y
She may not know a single thing
About e-d-u-c-a-t-i-o-n
But if you give ‘em great big campaign contributions
Then the senators will give you a win


I know we’re almost into February, but some of our Christmas lights are still glowing outside out on our deck. They’re a tangle of multi-colored strands—some old-style twinkle lights, mixed in with newer LED lights. They’re big, little and medium in size, every shape and color, all brightening the long nights of winter.

In times of trouble I like to turn to the Carter Family…only had to change a couple of words this time:

There’s a dark and a Trump side of life
There’s a bright and a sunny side too
Though we meet with the darkness and strife
The sunny side we also may view

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side
Keep on the sunny side of life
It will help us on our way, on Inauguration Day
If we keep on the sunny side of life

Olga Martschitsch / Flickr / Creative Commons

This commentary originally aired on January 3, 2014.

Of all the measures of time that humans have invented, the one I have the biggest problem with is dog years.

Baby, it’s cold outside, but the warmth of this special time of year never fails to bring sweethearts together!

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