Gene Lyons

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 think a guy like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will be...

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...

11/06/2014 - 5:47pm

    Upon first venturing to write about politics 20 years ago, I held naive views about political journalism. Specifically, I imagined that factual accuracy mattered as much as it did in the kinds of books and magazine pieces I'd written on nonpolitical...

10/30/2014 - 1:46pm

    By hard pundit law, nonstop media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign begins on the morning after the 2014 congressional elections -- approximately 18 months before normal Americans want to hear about it.

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10/23/2014 - 2:23pm

    "First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror ..."

    -- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt,...

10/16/2014 - 1:22pm

    One afternoon two weeks ago, I did my best to calm a friend who'd become fearful that her son would contract Ebola in Syria. The young man had enlisted in the National Guard. She knew the U.S. was bombing ISIS terrorists there, and that people were...

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