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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: What's at stake in King vs. Burwell? Commentary: What's at stake in King vs. Burwell?
21 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
The real question before the Supreme Court in the ballyhooed case of King v. Burwell isn’t merely the continuance of “Obamacare’s” mandated health insurance subsidies. It’s whether or not the United States has essentially become a banana republic. [Read More]
Commentary: No realistic threat to U.S. from ISIS Commentary: No realistic threat to U.S. from ISIS
22 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
It’s the Ebola panic all over again. Except they’re calling it ISIS this time. OMG! OMG! We’re all going to die! [Read More]
Commentary: We're live from darkest Arkansas Commentary: We're live from darkest Arkansas
23 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Housebound in an ice storm, the columnist finds himself distracted by online trivia and tempted to yell at the TV: [Read More]
Commentary: The right, Obama and religion Commentary: The right, Obama and religion
24 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Because I’m not running for anything, I can give it to you straight: Christianity pretty much got out of the genocide business when church and state became separated in the United States and Europe following the American Revolution. [Read More]
Commentary: Free speech and liberals Commentary: Free speech and liberals
25 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
This just in: “Study Finds Fruitcake Right, Anti-gravity Left Share Similar Traits, Tactics.” OK, so I made that up, although I’m confident that there’s no end of psychological studies confirming the observation. [Read More]
Commentary: Super Bowl as morality play Commentary: Super Bowl as morality play
26 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Finally, a reason to pay attention to the Super Bowl, America’s most stultifying TV sporting event. To this non-NFL fan, the uproar over the New England Patriots’ underinflated footballs is reminiscent of long-ago pro-rasslin’ broadcasts from Sunnyside Garden in Queens. [Read More]
Commentary: More humor than science Commentary: More humor than science
27 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
For a guy who watches maybe 250 ballgames a year, I’ve always taken an interest in what was once called the women’s page. After studying the sports section every morning, it’s the next thing I turn to. [Read More]
Commentary: Killings backfire on terrorists Commentary: Killings backfire on terrorists
28 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Murder, even political murder, is easy. Any idiot can pull a trigger. The temptation to attribute superhuman cunning to terrorists must be resisted. Often they’re as politically incompetent as they are ruthless. [Read More]
Commentary: Veronica Rutledge and our gun cult Commentary: Veronica Rutledge and our gun cult
29 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
That Idaho mother shot to death by her 2-year-old son in a Walmart store? Judging by Veronica Jean Rutledge’s biography, you can be just about certain that she’d driven to the store wearing a seat belt, with her little boy buckled carefully into his car seat. [Read More]
Commentary: Defending 'The Dog Whisperer' Commentary: Defending 'The Dog Whisperer'
30 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Since the election, Barack Obama apparently doesn’t care whom he offends. In a TV interview with Barbara Walters, the president-elect insulted her dog, a Havanese named Cha Cha. [Read More]
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