Gary Edmondson

GOP Economics: Self-Serving Greed
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GOP Economics: Self-Serving Greed

BY GARY EDMONDSON Republican economic theory rests on the overriding principle that the rich deserve to get richer regardless the cost to everyone else. Two self-serving bulwarks prop up that creed: corporate socialism and crony capitalism. Members of Greed’ s Own Party rail against the majority banding together to try to protect itself from their…

Half-A-Mind To Fail
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Half-A-Mind To Fail

BY GARY EDMONDSON  We’ve done OK since leaving our caves, save for our perverse propensity to try to eradicate each other. Even when resources are not scarce, some folks seem to prefer to kill and plunder instead of sowing, reaping and creating themselves. Maybe we just crave more elbow room. Human footprints on the once-sacred…

Can’t Tell The Candidates Without A Scorecard
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Can’t Tell The Candidates Without A Scorecard

BY GARY EDMONDSON My newspapering past lingers in my tendency to take notes while watching public performances. About three lifetimes ago, that note-taking led me to become a freelance dance reviewer. Can’t say it was a “job” or “task.” Too much art and grace involved. But unless we’re talking a solo or pas de deux,…

As To The Least, So To The Rest As Well
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As To The Least, So To The Rest As Well

BY GARY EDMONDSON Forty-nine years ago, I sat on the fresh spring grass in Nacogdoches, TX, with alternating redbuds and dogwoods providing the purple and white school colors of Stephen F. Austin State University. It was SFA’s first Earth Day. The event had been organized the year before by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson to combat…

Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much
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Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much

BY GARY EDMONDSON Monday is the last day for Americans to submit their income taxes: write that check or daydream about that refund. One year in, what has been the effect of Greed’s Own Party’s tax breaks for the rich? “The GOP tax scam gives ‘eye-popping’ payouts to CEOs, and workers pick up larger share of…

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