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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: 'America's already great' Commentary: 'America's already great'
21 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Sometimes, you take your laughs where you find them. For me, the funniest moment in an otherwise dreary and intermittently scary election year came when Candidate Trump visited the old state fairgrounds in Little Rock, Ark. [Read More]
Commentary: Cast Bundys as bumbling villains Commentary: Cast Bundys as bumbling villains
22 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Looks like the epic cowboy movie that Cliven Bundy and his boys dreamed of playing starring roles in will never get made. Thankfully, their own epic stupidity was more “Blazing Saddles” than “The Wild Bunch.” [Read More]
Commentary: Media misreprent Clintons again Commentary: Media misreprent Clintons again
23 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Alas, this is pretty much where I came in. Starting in 1994, when your humble, obedient servant was approached to contribute weekly political columns, I found the behavior of the national political press shocking and alarming. [Read More]
Commentary: Understanding the Bernie Bros Commentary: Understanding the Bernie Bros
24 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Sometimes I think I learned more politically relevant lessons playing ball than anywhere else. [Read More]
Commentary: The Donald's woman problem Commentary: The Donald's woman problem
25 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
I used to have this poster in my office reflecting the timeless wisdom of a relief pitcher named Larry Andersen. Today he does radio broadcasts for the Philadelphia Phillies. A friend who’s a calligrapher made it for me. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary is only capable candidate Commentary: Hillary is only capable candidate
26 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
In my estimation, there’s only one presidential candidate in 2016 fully capable of doing the job, and she’s anything but a natural. [Read More]
Commentary: Sanders campaign evokes hippie era Commentary: Sanders campaign evokes hippie era
27 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Unpack your old tie-dyed T-shirts, roll yourself a fat doobie and warm up the ancient VW bus. We’re going to do Woodstock and the 1972 presidential election all over again. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't try to revive a dead scandal Commentary: Don't try to revive a dead scandal
28 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
This just in: Nothing boosts circulation or enhances ratings like a sex scandal. The more prominent the actors and the more prurient the allegations, the better. Whatever factual adjustments become necessary to keep the narrative going, many journalists are eager to play along. [Read More]
Commentary: No racial double standard in Oregon Commentary: No racial double standard in Oregon
29 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Out here on the edge of the national forest, in the cattle-ranching, timber-cutting, deer-hunting Arkansas county where I live, this Ammon Bundy guy looks like the Al Sharpton of cows. [Read More]
Commentary: 2015 the year of the crybaby Commentary: 2015 the year of the crybaby
30 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
With a presidential election year arriving, it’s tempting to call 2015 the Year of the Crybaby. Everybody’s a victim. [Read More]
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