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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: Big Brother isn't going to go away Commentary: Big Brother isn't going to go away
10 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Let’s cut to the chase: If Big Brother wants you, he’s got you, telephone metadata notwithstanding. This disconcerting fact of modern life has been true more or less since the invention of the camera, the microphone and the tape recorder. [Read More]
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Commentary: A selection of heterodox views
12 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Recent weeks have seen a decline in the kinds of abusive reader emails that keep a columnist feeling feisty. [Read More]
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Commentary: Elizabeth Smart can teach us much Commentary: Elizabeth Smart can teach us much
12 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If I had to describe Elizabeth Smart with a single adjective, that word would be “sane.” If allowed a second, I’d add “courageous.” [Read More]
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Commentary: Job satisfaction helps economy Commentary: Job satisfaction helps economy
14 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
To paraphrase Tolstoy, every successful small business shares the same traits. And they all begin with high-quality employees. I’m thinking of three local establishments where I’ve traded for years: an auto repair garage, a dentist’s office and a one-size-fits-all country store where I buy cat [Read More]
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Commentary: Snowden shows doublethink Commentary: Snowden shows doublethink
15 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Moscow has always been hard on idealists. So it’s no surprise to find the world-renowned civil libertarian Edward Snowden feeling shaky midway through his first Russian winter. [Read More]
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Commentary: 'Duck Dynasty' star to fade away Commentary: 'Duck Dynasty' star to fade away
16 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Now that I’ve actually seen a few episodes, “Duck Dynasty” is relatively harmless entertainment. Whatever “reality TV” means, it’s definitely not that. [Read More]
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Commentary: In own way, pope seeks forgiveness Commentary: In own way, pope seeks forgiveness
16 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Somewhere in the midst of an avalanche of sickening revelations about child sex abuse by Catholic clergy, it occurred to me that if the Vatican sought an appropriate penance for its sins, it would go mute on issues of sexual morality for about 100 years. [Read More]
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Commentary: Picking fights over religion Commentary: Picking fights over religion
17 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
“We have just enough religion to make us hate,” wrote Jonathan Swift, “but not enough to make us love one another.” [Read More]
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Commentary: The South keeps nation interesting Commentary: The South keeps nation interesting
19 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
For all the regional tensions in American politics, have you ever stopped to think what a boring country this would be without the South? Also without black people, of course, which may be another way of saying the same thing. Would there be any music at all? [Read More]
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Commentary: Fix website and Obamacare thrives Commentary: Fix website and Obamacare thrives
21 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Bad news for CLNN, the Chicken Little News Network, that is, just about all of them lately: In states which have set up their own Affordable Care Act marketplaces, enrollment is proceeding apace. [Read More]
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