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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: Back in Clintonland
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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]
Commentary: 'Duck Dynasty' star to fade away Commentary: 'Duck Dynasty' star to fade away
38 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
39 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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