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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: Sanders campaign evokes hippie era Commentary: Sanders campaign evokes hippie era
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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]
Commentary: Fool me twice, New York Times Commentary: Fool me twice, New York Times
35 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
In my experience, you can fool a golden retriever exactly twice with the old hidden ball trick. Our late dog Big Red was as exuberant an animal as ever lived. I used to say that if he wasn’t wet, cold and hungry, Red was happy. [Read More]
Commentary: Democracy as must-see TV Commentary: Democracy as must-see TV
36 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
To anybody who watches cable TV news, it’s clear that the nation has embarked upon a great political experiment. [Read More]
Commentary: Ravings from the right Commentary: Ravings from the right
37 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Be afraid, be very afraid. Along with watching cable TV news terrorism coverage 24/7, some people appear to think it’s your patriotic duty to run around with your hair on fire. It’s the American Way. [Read More]
Commentary: On race, no one is inferior or superior Commentary: On race, no one is inferior or superior
38 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
From sea to shining sea, college students seem determined to make us argue about race to the exclusion of all else. [Read More]
Commentary: Whatever happened to home of brave? Commentary: Whatever happened to home of brave?
39 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
So here’s my question: What ever happened to the land of the free and the home of the brave? A gang of French citizens resident in Belgium commits a terrorist atrocity in Paris, and it’s somehow President Obama’s fault. [Read More]
Commentary: Blustery rhetoric won't defeat ISIS Commentary: Blustery rhetoric won't defeat ISIS
40 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Years before Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden, this column argued that al-Qaida was capable of “theatrical acts of mass murder,” but was not a military threat to the United States. [Read More]
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