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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: Fool me twice, New York Times Commentary: Fool me twice, New York Times
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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?
34 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
35 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]
Commentary: Carson in 2016? Let's get serious Commentary: Carson in 2016? Let's get serious
36 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
At the expense of spoiling all the fun, let’s get real about Dr. Ben Carson’s presidential campaign. Every four years, rural Iowa Republicans fall raptly in love with a Bible-brandishing savior who vows to purge the nation of sin. [Read More]
Commentary: GOP's reality show rat race Commentary: GOP's reality show rat race
37 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
The current Republican presidential race is less a political contest than a reality TV series: a stage-managed melodrama with a cast of characters selected to titillate and provoke. [Read More]
Commentary: Press has no dramatic license Commentary: Press has no dramatic license
38 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Here’s a controversial opinion: Fiction doesn’t belong in newspapers unless clearly labeled as such. [Read More]
Commentary: Who are we fighting in Syria? Commentary: Who are we fighting in Syria?
39 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
An awful lot of people think about foreign relations the way they think about football. That is, they view the United States as the beloved home team, perennially competing for victories in a season that never ends. [Read More]
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