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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: The sound, fury of 'Deflategate'
6 days ago - - GENE LYONS
The bombast and grandiosity of NFL football have always put me off. [Read More]
Commentary: Free expression meets bigotry Commentary: Free expression meets bigotry
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
It’s still a radical document, the U.S. Constitution, no part of it more so than the First Amendment. Almost everybody’s for freedom of speech — particularly for themselves and people who agree with them. [Read More]
Commentary: Mass delusions for Republicans Commentary: Mass delusions for Republicans
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
The real news isn’t that many Texans seemingly subscribe to an apocalyptic, delusional worldview that has them convinced that a U.S. Army training exercise called “Jade Helm 15” is the opening wedge of an Obama-led coup d’etat. [Read More]
Commentary: Media's innuendos about Clintons Commentary: Media's innuendos about Clintons
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
As a professional matter, I’ve been halfway dreading Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy. It’s hard to imagine how she can overcome the unrelenting hostility of the Washington media clique. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary and the burden of authenticity Commentary: Hillary and the burden of authenticity
5 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
One of the funniest conversations I’ve heard took place among a small group of Arkansas women who’d done their best to clue the newlywed Hillary Rodham in on a basic fact of Southern life she’d been reluctant to accept in the 1970s: cute counts. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's no Chamberlain Commentary: Obama's no Chamberlain
6 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If he accomplished nothing else during his presidency, Barack Obama has surely earned a place in the Bad Political Analogies Hall of Fame. [Read More]
Commentary: Who can trust Rolling Stone? Commentary: Who can trust Rolling Stone?
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
So here’s my question: Why would a conscientious citizen ever again trust anything published in Rolling Stone? To me, the diligent professors at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism went too easy on the magazine’s reporters and editors. [Read More]
Commentary: The anarchy of 'religious liberty' Commentary: The anarchy of 'religious liberty'
8 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
It’s a good thing Americans have no serious problems, because the time and energy we expend fighting over symbolic issues could become a problem. Sure, symbols can be important. [Read More]
Commentary: Journalists must rediscover skepticism Commentary: Journalists must rediscover skepticism
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Some years ago, I had an interview with a homicide detective that got delayed. I used his office phone to postpone a tennis match. [Read More]
Commentary: Counting on voter ignorance Commentary: Counting on voter ignorance
10 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
As near as I can determine, Sen. Tom Cotton’s biggest worry about Iran is that its government is as bellicose and fanatical as he is. [Read More]
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