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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: Clinton 'scandals' all smoke, innuendo Commentary: Clinton 'scandals' all smoke, innuendo
11 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Here are a couple of things you may not know about recent topics in the news: First, no secretary of state previous to Hillary Clinton had ever used a government email address or preserved their messages for posterity. And why should they? [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary's real foe in primaries Commentary: Hillary's real foe in primaries
12 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
In a sane world, the 2016 presidential election campaign would begin about this time next year. However, the political infotainment wing of our esteemed national news media seems intent upon pushing the contest ever earlier — whether voters like it or not. [Read More]
Commentary: A failure of intelligence Commentary: A failure of intelligence
13 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Contrary to Jeb Bush, it wasn’t actually too hard to see through the propaganda barrage that led the United States to invade Iraq in 2003. [Read More]
Commentary: The sound, fury of 'Deflategate'
14 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
The bombast and grandiosity of NFL football have always put me off. [Read More]
Commentary: Free expression meets bigotry Commentary: Free expression meets bigotry
15 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
It’s still a radical document, the U.S. Constitution, no part of it more so than the First Amendment. Almost everybody’s for freedom of speech — particularly for themselves and people who agree with them. [Read More]
Commentary: Mass delusions for Republicans Commentary: Mass delusions for Republicans
16 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
The real news isn’t that many Texans seemingly subscribe to an apocalyptic, delusional worldview that has them convinced that a U.S. Army training exercise called “Jade Helm 15” is the opening wedge of an Obama-led coup d’etat. [Read More]
Commentary: Media's innuendos about Clintons Commentary: Media's innuendos about Clintons
17 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
As a professional matter, I’ve been halfway dreading Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy. It’s hard to imagine how she can overcome the unrelenting hostility of the Washington media clique. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary and the burden of authenticity Commentary: Hillary and the burden of authenticity
18 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
One of the funniest conversations I’ve heard took place among a small group of Arkansas women who’d done their best to clue the newlywed Hillary Rodham in on a basic fact of Southern life she’d been reluctant to accept in the 1970s: cute counts. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's no Chamberlain Commentary: Obama's no Chamberlain
19 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If he accomplished nothing else during his presidency, Barack Obama has surely earned a place in the Bad Political Analogies Hall of Fame. [Read More]
Commentary: Who can trust Rolling Stone? Commentary: Who can trust Rolling Stone?
20 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
So here’s my question: Why would a conscientious citizen ever again trust anything published in Rolling Stone? To me, the diligent professors at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism went too easy on the magazine’s reporters and editors. [Read More]
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