Formerly executive editor of the Dearborn, Michigan Times-Herald & Sunday Times, editor of weekly Housing Affairs Letter in Washington, DC for nearly 20 years, and an investigative reporter for newspapers and radio for several decades, Thomas J. Edwards became well-versed on the inner and stealth workings of governments with a knack for analyzing the minutiae of budgets and spending strategies, decoding bureaucratic jargon designed to deceive and obfuscate, and explain in plain English how efficiently, wastefully or deceptively our tax dollars are spent.
Edwards was born and raised in Detroit, Mich., attended Wayne State University, and served in the US Army in Europe. After military service, Edwards joined the Detroit News briefly before beginning his journalism career in earnest in 1964 at the New York Journal-American daily newspaper. He then became editorial assistant to William Randolph Hearst, Jr. before moving to Hearst’s Baltimore News-American as federal courts and urban affairs writer. Edwards later joined the Cincinnati Post & Times Star where he became one of the first environment reporters-writers in the country as America woke in the late 1960s to the environmental devastation being wrought on the planet.
Edwards was editorial director with the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, DC before joining FDC Reports weekly newsletter writing and editing on legislation, federal policy issues and trends in healthcare. Edwards headed to Florida in the 1980s where he was Broward County and state government reporter for Scripps-Howard’s Hollywood Sun-Tattler daily newspaper before joining WFTL radio in Ft. Lauderdale as investigative reporter and news anchor. He returned to Michigan in 1990 to join WPZA radio in Ann Arbor as news anchor before joining the Dearborn Times-Herald.
Eye On Why was launched in 2013 as a news source for issues regarding government — federal, state, and local — not generally covered or deliberately ignored by the mainstream media, i.e., New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, Associated Press.
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Unfortunately, the average citizen is absorbed almost full time working to earn ample daily sustenance for themselves and their families, as well as acquire some leisure time to break from deadening routines. Consequently, there is little time to pay sufficient attention to how well our elected representatives perform.
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