Gene Lyons

07/03/2015 - 2:16pm

    Has any murdering terrorist ever failed more dramatically than Dylann Storm Roof? Like any punk with a gun, he managed to slaughter nine blameless African-American Christians at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina. Intending to start a race war, he succeeded only in shocking the moral...

06/25/2015 - 11:05am

    Economically speaking, all 237 GOP presidential candidates are selling the same Magic Beans.

    Everybody knows the script. Tax cuts for wealthy "job creators" bring widespread prosperity...

06/19/2015 - 10:35am

    Here are a couple of things you may not know about recent topics in the news: First, no Secretary of State previous to Hillary Clinton had ever used a government email address or preserved their messages for posterity. And why should they? The law requiring...

06/10/2015 - 1:00am

    In a sane world, the 2016 presidential election campaign would begin about this time next year. However, the political infotainment wing of our esteemed national news media seems intent upon pushing the contest ever earlier -- whether voters like it or not...

06/04/2015 - 5:45pm

    Contrary to Jeb Bush, it wasn't actually too hard to see through the propaganda barrage that led the United States to invade Iraq in 2003. Key aspects of the Bush administration's case for war were transparently false, and would have been comically...

05/28/2015 - 4:47pm

    The bombast and grandiosity of NFL football have always put me off. Fans too often treat ballgames as if they were wars between rival tribes or nation states; symbolic struggles between good and evil. As somebody who watches probably 150 major league...

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