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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: Upside-down tea party dogma Commentary: Upside-down tea party dogma
22 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
When we moved to our Arkansas cattle farm, a friend lent us a book titled “A Straw in the Sun.” [Read More]
Commentary: Attacks on Obama play well in Arkansas Commentary: Attacks on Obama play well in Arkansas
23 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
The remarkable thing is that an aloof, bookish fellow like Tom Cotton is running for the U.S. Senate anywhere, much less in darkest Arkansas. [Read More]
Commentary: Theater of war unavoidable Commentary: Theater of war unavoidable
24 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Maybe next time, they’ll award the Nobel Peace Prize at the end of a politician’s tenure rather than the beginning. There was always something mildly farcical about the Swedish committee recognizing President Obama’s lofty rhetoric in advance of real achievements. [Read More]
Commentary: A basset hound is unbeatable Commentary: A basset hound is unbeatable
25 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
We ended up adopting Fred due to his incorrigible stubbornness. Originally bred to track game, basset hounds can be amazingly persistent. It sometimes appears that when their noses are working, their hearing shuts down. [Read More]
Commentary: Facts still murky in Ferguson case Commentary: Facts still murky in Ferguson case
26 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Almost the only heartening news out of Ferguson, Mo., came in a Washington Post report headlined “Nearly 6 in 10 African-Americans say Michael Brown shooting was ‘unjustified.’” [Read More]
Commentary: An injustice to college students Commentary: An injustice to college students
27 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Long ago and far away, a woman we hardly knew presented herself bruised and weeping on our doorstep one night. She told a vivid tale of woe. An old friend of our family she’d been dating had supposedly beaten her and thrown her down the stairs. [Read More]
Commentary: Media won't wait until 2016 to lie about Hillary Commentary: Media won't wait until 2016 to lie about Hillary
28 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
I once knew a curmudgeonly physician whose wife practiced family therapy. In her off hours, she often counseled a small army of girlfriends through romantic entanglements. [Read More]
Commentary: Character attacks protected by law? Commentary: Character attacks protected by law?
29 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Recently a friend posted a video on Facebook that he asserted would demolish the Godless theory of evolution. [Read More]
Commentary: A perception of weakness Commentary: A perception of weakness
30 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Judging by the way he holds his cards so close to his vest, President Obama must be an awfully good poker player. Here we are halfway through his second term, and few observers can claim to know with any precision exactly what he thinks about critical matters of war and peace. [Read More]
Commentary: Preventing peace in Gaza Strip Commentary: Preventing peace in Gaza Strip
31 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If Secretary of State John Kerry has failed to bring about a cease-fire to end the bloodbath in Gaza, then so has everybody else. [Read More]
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