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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 Universal Uclick. You can email Lyons at eugenelyons2@yahoo.com.

Articles by GENE LYONS

Commentary: Will incompetence save us? Commentary: Will incompetence save us?
4 days ago - - GENE LYONS
Even as an oligarch, Donald Trump turns out to be breathtakingly incompetent. [Read More]
Commentary: Off-field drama at Fenway Park Commentary: Off-field drama at Fenway Park
2 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Sometimes, the most important things that happen at the ballpark are only tangentially related to the games themselves. I speak as one who hasn’t missed a televised Boston Red Sox game this season, and may not between now and October. Win or lose, I’m in it for the stories. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama sends wrong signal Commentary: Obama sends wrong signal
3 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Never mind that at a rally in Harrisburg, the president of the United States recently delivered what former George W. Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson described as “arguably the most hate-filled presidential communication in modern history.” [Read More]
Commentary: O'Reilly learned about hubris Commentary: O'Reilly learned about hubris
4 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make TV stars. A familiar kind of madness too often follows: Delusions of ratings-induced grandeur accompanied by the unmoderated sexual fantasies of 13-year-old boys. [Read More]
Commentary: Public art or publicity stunt? Commentary: Public art or publicity stunt?
5 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
“God, I hate art,” my late friend The Doctor used to say. The man had his reasons, and he was only half kidding. The Doctor’s first wife had been an artist, and an argumentative one at that. [Read More]
Commentary: It's apparent Putin still calls shots in Syria Commentary: It's apparent Putin still calls shots in Syria
6 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Almost exactly 10 years before launching a Tomahawk missile strike against a Syrian air base, Donald J. Trump enjoyed a similar triumph in an internationally televised, pay-per-view spectacle called the “Battle of the Billionaires.” [Read More]
Commentary: Arkansas switches from blue to red but stays the same Commentary: Arkansas switches from blue to red but stays the same
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
To many people, politics is essentially tribal, an Us vs. Them struggle between cartoon enemies. Scarce a day passes that my inbox doesn’t contain a message like this: [Read More]
Commentary: Donald Trump's desperate quest Commentary: Donald Trump's desperate quest
8 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Alas, poor Donald. Unlike his personal hero, Vladimir Putin, President Trump can’t have his political opponents thrown into prison, shot dead in the street or flung off fourth-floor balconies. In Moscow, Russian soldiers could have herded those women in stupid pink hats into stockades like cows. [Read More]
Commentary: Pit bulls pose a real danger Commentary: Pit bulls pose a real danger
10 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Some years ago, I visited the local Boys Club early one morning. There had been a break-in. Two young brothers had gotten caught making off with pool balls and cues. They weren’t going to be arrested, merely suspended. Police phoned their mother. [Read More]
Commentary: Who will rescue us from Trump? Commentary: Who will rescue us from Trump?
11 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
You know, along with having the impulse control of a 7-year-old boy, it’s becoming increasingly clear that Donald J. Trump just ain’t real smart. He’s a cunning self-promoter, but dim. He did manage to go bankrupt in the casino business, you know. That’s really hard to do. [Read More]
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