Gene Lyons

12/01/2016 - 5:00pm

    "The Emperor (of Lilliput) holds a stick in his hands, both ends parallel to the horizon, while the candidates, advancing one by one, sometimes leap over the stick, sometimes creep under it backwards and forwards several times ... whoever performs his part with most agility, and holds out longest in leaping and creeping, is rewarded with the...

11/24/2016 - 10:00am

    "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."

    -- H.L. Mencken

    My most recent one-to-one conversation with Hillary Clinton...

11/10/2016 - 2:00pm

    As the national political melodrama drew near its end, a sometime email correspondent in Texas worried about my safety. An uxorious older gentleman with a love of horses and a weakness for conspiracy theories, he was always puzzled and often angered by my apostasy.

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11/05/2016 - 8:00am

    Sorry, but I've seen this movie before and I know how it ends. There will never be a criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton for two basic reasons: First, she's a cautious, intelligent politician who doesn't take reckless chances. How many failed "investigations" before Republicans...

10/30/2016 - 5:00pm

    Practically speaking, it doesn't really matter if Donald Trump accepts the results of the November election. No concession speech -- can anybody imagine the big blowhard delivering one? -- is legally required. The Electoral College will certify the vote in December and the new president will be...

10/23/2016 - 1:00pm

    So now the big crybaby says he's losing because his opponent is crooked and the referees are blind. It's straight out of the WWE "Wrestlemania" playbook. As I've said before, it's not for nothing that Donald J. Trump was inducted into the professional wrestling Hall of Fame....

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