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GENE LYONS

Arkansas Times columnist Gene Lyons is a National Magazine Award winner and co-author of “The Hunting of the President” (St. Martin's Press, 2000). His column is distributed by the Newspaper Enterprise Association. You can email Lyons at eugenelyons2@yahoo.com.

Articles by GENE LYONS

Commentary: ISIS, Ebola panic driven by ratings Commentary: ISIS, Ebola panic driven by ratings
3 days ago - - GENE LYONS
One time, my wife and I went walking near a pasture where nine mares grazed. I knew them all by name. Suddenly, and for no obvious reason, the herd stampeded. But what were they running from? [Read More]
Commentary: Ebola fears take a political turn Commentary: Ebola fears take a political turn
1 week ago - - GENE LYONS
One afternoon two weeks ago, I did my best to calm a friend who’d become fearful that her son would contract Ebola in Syria. The young man had enlisted in the National Guard. She knew the U.S. was bombing ISIS terrorists there, and that people were talking about “boots on the ground.” [Read More]
Commentary: Upside-down tea party dogma Commentary: Upside-down tea party dogma
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
When we moved to our Arkansas cattle farm, a friend lent us a book titled “A Straw in the Sun.” [Read More]
Commentary: Attacks on Obama play well in Arkansas Commentary: Attacks on Obama play well in Arkansas
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
The remarkable thing is that an aloof, bookish fellow like Tom Cotton is running for the U.S. Senate anywhere, much less in darkest Arkansas. [Read More]
Commentary: Theater of war unavoidable Commentary: Theater of war unavoidable
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Maybe next time, they’ll award the Nobel Peace Prize at the end of a politician’s tenure rather than the beginning. There was always something mildly farcical about the Swedish committee recognizing President Obama’s lofty rhetoric in advance of real achievements. [Read More]
Commentary: A basset hound is unbeatable Commentary: A basset hound is unbeatable
5 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
We ended up adopting Fred due to his incorrigible stubbornness. Originally bred to track game, basset hounds can be amazingly persistent. It sometimes appears that when their noses are working, their hearing shuts down. [Read More]
Commentary: Facts still murky in Ferguson case Commentary: Facts still murky in Ferguson case
6 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Almost the only heartening news out of Ferguson, Mo., came in a Washington Post report headlined “Nearly 6 in 10 African-Americans say Michael Brown shooting was ‘unjustified.’” [Read More]
Commentary: An injustice to college students Commentary: An injustice to college students
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Long ago and far away, a woman we hardly knew presented herself bruised and weeping on our doorstep one night. She told a vivid tale of woe. An old friend of our family she’d been dating had supposedly beaten her and thrown her down the stairs. [Read More]
Commentary: Media won't wait until 2016 to lie about Hillary Commentary: Media won't wait until 2016 to lie about Hillary
8 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
I once knew a curmudgeonly physician whose wife practiced family therapy. In her off hours, she often counseled a small army of girlfriends through romantic entanglements. [Read More]
Commentary: Character attacks protected by law? Commentary: Character attacks protected by law?
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Recently a friend posted a video on Facebook that he asserted would demolish the Godless theory of evolution. [Read More]
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