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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: We're live from darkest Arkansas Commentary: We're live from darkest Arkansas
5 days ago - - GENE LYONS
Housebound in an ice storm, the columnist finds himself distracted by online trivia and tempted to yell at the TV: [Read More]
Commentary: The right, Obama and religion Commentary: The right, Obama and religion
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Because I’m not running for anything, I can give it to you straight: Christianity pretty much got out of the genocide business when church and state became separated in the United States and Europe following the American Revolution. [Read More]
Commentary: Free speech and liberals Commentary: Free speech and liberals
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
This just in: “Study Finds Fruitcake Right, Anti-gravity Left Share Similar Traits, Tactics.” OK, so I made that up, although I’m confident that there’s no end of psychological studies confirming the observation. [Read More]
Commentary: Super Bowl as morality play Commentary: Super Bowl as morality play
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Finally, a reason to pay attention to the Super Bowl, America’s most stultifying TV sporting event. To this non-NFL fan, the uproar over the New England Patriots’ underinflated footballs is reminiscent of long-ago pro-rasslin’ broadcasts from Sunnyside Garden in Queens. [Read More]
Commentary: More humor than science Commentary: More humor than science
5 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
For a guy who watches maybe 250 ballgames a year, I’ve always taken an interest in what was once called the women’s page. After studying the sports section every morning, it’s the next thing I turn to. [Read More]
Commentary: Killings backfire on terrorists Commentary: Killings backfire on terrorists
6 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Murder, even political murder, is easy. Any idiot can pull a trigger. The temptation to attribute superhuman cunning to terrorists must be resisted. Often they’re as politically incompetent as they are ruthless. [Read More]
Commentary: Veronica Rutledge and our gun cult Commentary: Veronica Rutledge and our gun cult
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
That Idaho mother shot to death by her 2-year-old son in a Walmart store? Judging by Veronica Jean Rutledge’s biography, you can be just about certain that she’d driven to the store wearing a seat belt, with her little boy buckled carefully into his car seat. [Read More]
Commentary: Defending 'The Dog Whisperer' Commentary: Defending 'The Dog Whisperer'
8 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Since the election, Barack Obama apparently doesn’t care whom he offends. In a TV interview with Barbara Walters, the president-elect insulted her dog, a Havanese named Cha Cha. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's fourth quarter Commentary: Obama's fourth quarter
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
President Barack Obama’s strongest detractors have never decided if he’s a tyrant or a weakling. Right up to the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans scorned his fecklessness and inability to lead. [Read More]
Commentary: Rape numbers exaggerated Commentary: Rape numbers exaggerated
10 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If the great Rolling Stone campus rape hoax proved nothing else, it’s that True Believers make lousy reporters. I’ve always found it useful to keep in mind what my brother and I call the state motto of our native New Jersey: “Oh yeah, who says?” [Read More]
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