Gary Edmondson

A Green New Deal For A New America
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A Green New Deal For A New America

BY GARY EDMONDSON Two related news items from early this month. From The Oklahoma Observer: “That shockwave felt across carbon country was a U.S. Energy Information Administration report that clean energy – for the first time – supplied more of America’s electricity than coal in April.” From KOTA Territory TV in Rapid City, SD: “More…

National Service Could Help Unite Us
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National Service Could Help Unite Us

BY GARY EDMONDSON For nearly 50 years, I have remembered my number. What number, you ask? Ah, you’re showing your youth – and my age. After years of protests over the unfairness of student deferments which kept collegiate men out of the draft pool for the Vietnam War, the Selective Service System, on Dec. 1,…

Economic Hierarchies Require Collaborators
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Economic Hierarchies Require Collaborators

BY GARY EDMONDSON In the May 2018, issue of The Atlantic, Matthew Stewart published an essay on what he called the New Aristocracy. What he was speculating on has now become front-page news via the college admission cheating scandal. An opponent of corporate socialism, crony capitalism and all self-anointed elites, I was pleased to see someone…

GOP Economics: Personal Profits
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GOP Economics: Personal Profits

BY GARY EDMONDSON As water-carriers for the corporate and crony greed that fuels their existence, it should come as no surprise that Republican politicians share the inclination of their bosses to use their positions for personal gain. There’s no worse example of that than the current president. Mark Sumner recently reported in The Daily Kos:…

We’re Heard This Bigotry Before
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We’re Heard This Bigotry Before

BY GARY EDMONDSON Glen Huber got me good. It was 1960. Our fifth grade class was going to have a mock presidential election – Kennedy/Nixon. Glen’s family was one of the few Catholic families in our small Indiana town. Our teacher asked for any endorsing speeches. Glen stood up and opened by saying, “I’m not going…

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