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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: A perception of weakness Commentary: A perception of weakness
11 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Judging by the way he holds his cards so close to his vest, President Obama must be an awfully good poker player. Here we are halfway through his second term, and few observers can claim to know with any precision exactly what he thinks about critical matters of war and peace. [Read More]
Commentary: Preventing peace in Gaza Strip Commentary: Preventing peace in Gaza Strip
12 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If Secretary of State John Kerry has failed to bring about a cease-fire to end the bloodbath in Gaza, then so has everybody else. [Read More]
Commentary: The most powerful men in the world? Commentary: The most powerful men in the world?
13 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Search the phrase “the most powerful man in the world” and what comes up are photos of grotesquely over-developed weightlifters; also Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. [Read More]
Commentary: When academics play 'police' Commentary: When academics play 'police'
14 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If one believes even a significant fraction of the horror stories in the national news media, beastly male behavior has become almost epidemic on American college campuses. [Read More]
Commentary: Why Obama makes GOP panic Commentary: Why Obama makes GOP panic
15 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If you pay too much attention to opinion polls, as most people do, doubtless you’ve heard that a plurality of voters has judged Barack Obama the worst president since World War II. [Read More]
Commentary: The media vs. Hillary Clinton Commentary: The media vs. Hillary Clinton
16 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Exactly why the Washington press clique has always had it in for Hillary Clinton has never been entirely clear. [Read More]
Commentary: Into the morass that is Iraq Commentary: Into the morass that is Iraq
17 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Remember the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush? It happened on Dec. 14, 2008, near the end of the president’s second term. Bush had traveled to Baghdad for a press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. [Read More]
Commentary: Chicken Little talk about Iraq Commentary: Chicken Little talk about Iraq
18 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Here’s an amazing fact that most of the Chicken Little rhetoric about the crisis in Iraq fails to take into account: The city of Mosul, population 1.5 million, fell to ISIL insurgents because two divisions of Iraq’s army (30,000 soldiers) shed their uniforms, abandoned their weapons and fled ... [Read More]
Commentary: Ordinary citizens the nutjobs' enemy Commentary: Ordinary citizens the nutjobs' enemy
19 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
So the Bonnie and Clyde of the great Bundy ranch standoff thought they could start a national uprising by murdering two cops in a Las Vegas pizza joint. [Read More]
Commentary: What Greenwald gets wrong Commentary: What Greenwald gets wrong
20 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Earth to Glenn Greenwald: If you write a book slamming the New York Times, it’s naive to expect favorable treatment in the New York Times Book Review. Been there, done that. Twice, as a matter of fact. [Read More]
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