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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: The failure of Boehner Commentary: The failure of Boehner
30 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Nothing so became John Boehner’s tenure as House Speaker as his manner of leaving it. Subjectively speaking, he has never appeared to believe very much of the arrant nonsense his position required him to utter. [Read More]
Commentary: Fiorina, Trump deserve each other Commentary: Fiorina, Trump deserve each other
31 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Republicans always say nobody respects America anymore. No kidding. Given that CNN International televised last week’s GOP presidential debate to a waiting world, it’s no wonder. [Read More]
Commentary: Staffers not doing Hillary any favors Commentary: Staffers not doing Hillary any favors
32 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Although nobody sensible would choose to do it this way, America’s political fate has become captive to the TV news media’s never-ending quest for ratings. Months before the earliest votes are cast, the 2016 presidential contest has turned into a “reality TV” melodrama. [Read More]
Commentary: What we share with mammals Commentary: What we share with mammals
33 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Suzanne delivered her first calf in a sleet storm, with 40 mph winds. Fearful that the baby wouldn’t survive overnight, I took a big risk, lifting the heifer into my arms, backing out a gate and kicking it shut. [Read More]
Commentary: The incorrectly political Donald Trump Commentary: The incorrectly political Donald Trump
34 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
So I see where candidate Trump and former Governor Palin are complaining about “political correctness,” the supposedly liberal sin of being too polite to tell the unvarnished truth. Me too. I’ve always laughed at the follies of self-styled “radical” left-wing professors. [Read More]
Commentary: Hillary hounded time and Times again Commentary: Hillary hounded time and Times again
35 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
At the expense of pedantry, here’s how a serious newspaper covers an important story: “Tom Brady hearing transcript details judge’s comments to NFL, NFLPA,” reads The Boston Globe headline. [Read More]
Commentary: Partisan pundits on attack again Commentary: Partisan pundits on attack again
36 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Same as it ever was. Once again, according to pundits on the influential Washington, D.C., cocktail-party circuit, Hillary Clinton is in deep trouble. The witch hunt is definitely on. [Read More]
Commentary: Little has changed on anniversary Commentary: Little has changed on anniversary
37 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
To establish my credentials, here’s an insignificant event that happened to my wife and me a bit before last year’s tragedy in Ferguson, Mo. We’d taken our daily three-mile walk with the dogs along our gravel road where encountering three vehicles is a busy day. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump's role as supervillain Commentary: Trump's role as supervillain
38 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Back in 1957, when Donald Trump and I were both in middle school, I used to have this running argument with my grandfather, Bill Connors. [Read More]
Commentary: Don't misconstrue sound advice Commentary: Don't misconstrue sound advice
39 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Not every fundamentalist is a right-winger. Crackpot utopianism and black-and-white thinking infect all social, political and religious movements. [Read More]
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