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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: Defending 'The Dog Whisperer' Commentary: Defending 'The Dog Whisperer'
21 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]
Commentary: Obama's fourth quarter Commentary: Obama's fourth quarter
22 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
President Barack Obama’s strongest detractors have never decided if he’s a tyrant or a weakling. Right up to the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans scorned his fecklessness and inability to lead. [Read More]
Commentary: Rape numbers exaggerated Commentary: Rape numbers exaggerated
23 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
If the great Rolling Stone campus rape hoax proved nothing else, it’s that True Believers make lousy reporters. I’ve always found it useful to keep in mind what my brother and I call the state motto of our native New Jersey: “Oh yeah, who says?” [Read More]
Commentary: Rolling Stone's inexcusable errors Commentary: Rolling Stone's inexcusable errors
24 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Like the best crime fiction, Rolling Stone’s infamous article about a purported gang rape at the University of Virginia was vividly written. I’m embarrassed to say that it almost convinced me. [Read More]
Commentary: Sometimes a tragedy is just that Commentary: Sometimes a tragedy is just that
25 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Sometimes a tragedy is just a tragedy, and not necessarily a melodrama pitting good against evil. No heroes, no villains, just a terrible misfortune and a damned shame. [Read More]
Commentary: Big data and man's best friend Commentary: Big data and man's best friend
27 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
As I write, the love of my life is off to the state penitentiary. I expect her back at the farm in late afternoon. She’s a volunteer with Paws in Prison, an organization that matches homeless dogs with inmate trainers. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Animal House Republicanism' Commentary: 'Animal House Republicanism'
28 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
This too shall pass. In the bipolar gong show of Washington politics, it’s the Republicans’ turn. Count on them to opt for televised spectacle over governing. It’s what they do. [Read More]
Commentary: Citizens United ruling resonates Commentary: Citizens United ruling resonates
29 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Look at it this way: At least the 2014 midterm elections are over. Maybe the most clueless pronouncement ever made by a U.S. Supreme Court justice was Anthony Kennedy’s comment in the 2010 Citizens United case arguing that unlimited “independent (campaign) expenditures ... [Read More]
Commentary: Decline of political journalism Commentary: Decline of political journalism
30 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Upon first venturing to write about politics 20 years ago, I held naive views about political journalism. Specifically, I imagined that factual accuracy mattered as much as it did in the kinds of books and magazine pieces I’d written on nonpolitical topics. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton detractor ignores facts Commentary: Clinton detractor ignores facts
31 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
By hard pundit law, nonstop media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign begins on the morning after the 2014 congressional elections — approximately 18 months before normal Americans want to hear about it. [Read More]
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