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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: Public art or publicity stunt? Commentary: Public art or publicity stunt?
2 days 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
1 week 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
2 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
3 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
5 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?
6 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]
Commentary: Are pit bulls friend or weapon? Commentary: Are pit bulls friend or weapon?
7 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
To give you some idea, I once kept eight beagles in my backyard. When my wife complained, I’d tell her to choose which ones needed to go. It was a pure bluff: Some were prize-winning field trial hounds, others house pets. However, they all had eager, loving hearts, and she knew all their names. [Read More]
Commentary: Follow money on ties to Russia Commentary: Follow money on ties to Russia
8 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If you think about it, no wonder Donald Trump prefers the imaginative stylings of Fox News to the Presidential Daily Briefing. He’s pretty much the network’s target demographic: a daffy old-timer with time on his hands. [Read More]
Commentary: Actions read like a bad spy novel Commentary: Actions read like a bad spy novel
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If the late, great Donald Westlake had written spy thrillers instead of crime capers, they’d read a lot like the opening weeks of the Trump administration. [Read More]
Commentary: Why terrorists, Iran love Trump Commentary: Why terrorists, Iran love Trump
10 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Have Americans really become a nation of gullible cowards? Sometimes it looks that way. [Read More]
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