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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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Richard Crowson: Dr. Seuss, Heart Surgeon

During this Valentine's season, I’ve been consulting a heart specialist. My cardiologist of choice is none other than the widely esteemed Dr. Seuss.

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Commentary
8:14 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Crowson Cartoon: Unions

Credit Richard Crowson / KMUW
Commentary
5:00 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Richard Crowson: A Capitol Crime

Richard Crowson borrows the tune from Woody Guthrie's "Union Maid" to give his take on what's happening in the state legislature. Hear Richard singing his original song by clicking the play button above.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Richard Crowson: Regulations!

Whew! Sorry, folks, I almost didn’t make it here to the KMUW studio this morning to do my commentary. I was on time when I left my home but as I was going up Hillside my horse stumbled badly and I fell out of the saddle. He had a considerable limp after that so we slowed down and I just now tied him up to the hitching post out front where the KMUW parking lot used to be.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Richard Crowson: An Imaginary Cliff

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.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Richard Crowson: Here Comes Christmas

Barreling relentlessly onward like some refrigerator-sized linebacker, whether we’re ready for it or not, determined to sack us many yards behind the line of scrimmage, comes Christmas.

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Commentary
11:56 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Crowson Cartoon: Sandy Hook

Credit Richard Crowson
Commentary
5:00 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Richard Crowson: Remembering

We still send out Christmas cards the old-fashioned, analog, low-tech, snail-mail way at my house. And we have an old, well-worn address book that gets hauled out each year for the chore of addressing the envelopes. Sometimes we talk about going to a computerized list of friends and relatives – one that would enable us to print out mailing labels. But I just can’t do it.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Richard Crowson: Black Friday

During the dust bowl, I know from watching Ken Burns’ recent engaging PBS documentary, they had Black Sunday. It was the day of a devastating dust storm that blackened the sky. 300 million tons of topsoil blew away in that single event.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Richard Crowson: The Punctuation Of Autumn

We’ve been inundated for so many months with political exclamation points. How great is it now to be able to relax a bit and let nature remind us that there is more to life than Republican red and Democratic blue.

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