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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: Chicken Little talk about Iraq Commentary: Chicken Little talk about Iraq
11 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
12 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
13 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]
Commentary: Will gun cult ever be challenged? Commentary: Will gun cult ever be challenged?
14 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Another week, another disturbed young man, another mass killing spree. [Read More]
Commentary: Collegians able to protect themselves Commentary: Collegians able to protect themselves
15 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Supposedly, students at some of our most prestigious universities find themselves confronted with existential challenges. Some are required to read books and watch films that could conceivably upset them emotionally. [Read More]
Commentary: Foreign policy critics miss drama Commentary: Foreign policy critics miss drama
16 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
When it comes to foreign policy, everybody’s a drama critic. Particularly on cable TV, the world outside U.S. borders is presented as an ongoing melodrama on moralistic themes. [Read More]
Commentary: Great Benghazi scandal gets sillier
17 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Here’s how unreal the Great Benghazi Scandal had already grown last year. Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler devoted an entire May 2013 column to the scholastic question of whether President Obama’s calling the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya an “act of terror” ... [Read More]
Commentary: Crisis doesn't fit media's narrative Commentary: Crisis doesn't fit media's narrative
18 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
First comes the melodrama, next comes the killing. Good vs. evil, suffering innocents vs. swaggering bullies, heroes vs. villains. The “Two Minutes Hate,” Orwell called it — the way of the world since the invention of mass media. [Read More]
Commentary: Bundy standoff a costume drama Commentary: Bundy standoff a costume drama
19 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
One thing about that mangy posse of anti-government crackpots camped out at Cliven Bundy’s place in the Nevada desert: most don’t know a thing about cattle ranching. [Read More]
Commentary: How we devalued the 'R-word' Commentary: How we devalued the 'R-word'
20 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
At the risk of angering somebody like MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, I sometimes used to joke that I only look white. Actually, I’m Irish. Meaning basically that I wasn’t raised to think the man in the big house had all the answers, nor deserved all the power he’d inherited. [Read More]
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