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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

Articles by GENE LYONS

Commentary: Hidden meanings of 'Downton' Commentary: Hidden meanings of 'Downton'
20 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Recently, I had the disconcerting experience of seeing Lady Mary Crawley on a Boeing 747. Costumed as a flight attendant, she was, and looking rather alarmed at the spectacle of that great Irish lout Liam Neeson heroically rampant in the passenger cabin with a pistol. [Read More]
Commentary: Dems real target of misleading ads Commentary: Dems real target of misleading ads
21 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Politically speaking, here’s the thing about those melodramatic ads attacking the Affordable Care Act currently running on TV: In terms of actual policy, they’re as futile as the 40-odd votes to repeal the law that House Republicans have already cast. [Read More]
Commentary: Back in Clintonland
22 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Back in 1993, a Washington Post reporter asked me which Clinton was smarter, Bill or Hillary. As a magazine journalist long residing in Arkansas, I’d never covered state government and would have described the president and first lady as friendly acquaintances, nothing more. [Read More]
Commentary: Turning papers into tabloids Commentary: Turning papers into tabloids
23 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
My absolute favorite tabloid newspaper headline ever appeared in something called the Weekly World News: “3-Breasted Gal Joins Clinton as His New Intern.” [Read More]
Commentary: No more chances for Stephen Glass
24 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Everybody hates the other guy’s lawyer, so the news that serial fabricator Stephen Glass was denied a license to practice law by the California Supreme Court has unsettled certain of his former colleagues in Washington journalism. [Read More]
Commentary: Big Brother isn't going to go away Commentary: Big Brother isn't going to go away
25 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]
Commentary: A selection of heterodox views
26 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]
Commentary: Elizabeth Smart can teach us much Commentary: Elizabeth Smart can teach us much
27 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]
Commentary: Job satisfaction helps economy Commentary: Job satisfaction helps economy
28 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]
Commentary: Snowden shows doublethink Commentary: Snowden shows doublethink
29 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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