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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: 'Duck Dynasty' star to fade away Commentary: 'Duck Dynasty' star to fade away
30 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]
Commentary: In own way, pope seeks forgiveness Commentary: In own way, pope seeks forgiveness
31 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]
Commentary: Picking fights over religion Commentary: Picking fights over religion
32 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]
Commentary: The South keeps nation interesting Commentary: The South keeps nation interesting
34 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]
Commentary: Fix website and Obamacare thrives Commentary: Fix website and Obamacare thrives
35 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]
Commentary: CBS, Logan have explaining to do Commentary: CBS, Logan have explaining to do
36 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
The comic figure of the braggart soldier first appears in Plautus’ play “Miles Gloriosus” in roughly 200 B.C., although the Roman dramatist acknowledged a now-lost Greek model. [Read More]
Commentary: President's lies about Obamacare
38 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Given the great hullabaloo in Washington concerning government spending, here are a couple of noteworthy facts: Under President Obama, the federal budget deficit has been more than cut in half, from a FY2009 high of $1.55 trillion ... [Read More]
Commentary: 200 years of tea party paranoia Commentary: 200 years of tea party paranoia
40 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
“It’s easier to fool people,” Mark Twain apparently never said, “than to convince them that they have been fooled.” You can find those words all over the Internet attributed to Twain, but I can locate no credible source. [Read More]
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