Gene Lyons

12/18/2014 - 4:06am

    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.

    My first reaction to the article's...

12/11/2014 - 4:03pm

    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.

    We accept that when people...

12/04/2014 - 3:24pm

    Here in the United States of America, we're not supposed to have political show trials. People should be put at risk of felony conviction only if evidence clearly supports a criminal indictment -- not to solve political problems, provide weeks of...

11/27/2014 - 6:58pm

    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.

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11/20/2014 - 2:46pm

    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.

    You...

11/13/2014 - 3:51pm

    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...

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