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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: No realistic threat to U.S. from ISIS Commentary: No realistic threat to U.S. from ISIS
2 days ago - - GENE LYONS
It’s the Ebola panic all over again. Except they’re calling it ISIS this time. OMG! OMG! We’re all going to die! [Read More]
Commentary: We're live from darkest Arkansas Commentary: We're live from darkest Arkansas
1 week 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]
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