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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: Whatever happened to home of brave? Commentary: Whatever happened to home of brave?
10 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
So here’s my question: What ever happened to the land of the free and the home of the brave? A gang of French citizens resident in Belgium commits a terrorist atrocity in Paris, and it’s somehow President Obama’s fault. [Read More]
Commentary: Blustery rhetoric won't defeat ISIS Commentary: Blustery rhetoric won't defeat ISIS
11 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Years before Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden, this column argued that al-Qaida was capable of “theatrical acts of mass murder,” but was not a military threat to the United States. [Read More]
Commentary: Carson in 2016? Let's get serious Commentary: Carson in 2016? Let's get serious
12 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
At the expense of spoiling all the fun, let’s get real about Dr. Ben Carson’s presidential campaign. Every four years, rural Iowa Republicans fall raptly in love with a Bible-brandishing savior who vows to purge the nation of sin. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP's reality show rat race Commentary: GOP's reality show rat race
13 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
The current Republican presidential race is less a political contest than a reality TV series: a stage-managed melodrama with a cast of characters selected to titillate and provoke. [Read More]
Commentary: Press has no dramatic license Commentary: Press has no dramatic license
14 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Here’s a controversial opinion: Fiction doesn’t belong in newspapers unless clearly labeled as such. [Read More]
Commentary: Who are we fighting in Syria? Commentary: Who are we fighting in Syria?
15 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
An awful lot of people think about foreign relations the way they think about football. That is, they view the United States as the beloved home team, perennially competing for victories in a season that never ends. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Conservatives' become radicals Commentary: 'Conservatives' become radicals
16 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If the self-styled Republican “Freedom Caucus” understood the first thing about the United States Constitution they profess to revere, they’d recognize that it’s a conservative document purposely crafted to frustrate radicals like them. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP shows hand on Clinton hit job Commentary: GOP shows hand on Clinton hit job
17 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
To hardly anybody's surprise, it turns out that the "vast right-wing conspiracy" has been right in front of our eyes. Always was, actually. Or maybe you thought a seventh Benghazi investigation lasting as long as the Pearl Harbor and JFK assassination probes combined was exactly what America need [Read More]
Commentary: The failure of Boehner Commentary: The failure of Boehner
18 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Nothing so became John Boehner’s tenure as House Speaker as his manner of leaving it. Subjectively speaking, he has never appeared to believe very much of the arrant nonsense his position required him to utter. [Read More]
Commentary: Fiorina, Trump deserve each other Commentary: Fiorina, Trump deserve each other
19 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Republicans always say nobody respects America anymore. No kidding. Given that CNN International televised last week’s GOP presidential debate to a waiting world, it’s no wonder. [Read More]
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