Gene Lyons

08/22/2016 - 9:00am

    Are we watching an American presidential campaign or the pilot episode of a bizarre new TV series? Or both? The hallmark of "reality TV," of course, being its extreme unreality.

    On a daily basis, the Trump campaign invites sheer disbelief....

07/08/2016 - 8:00am

    You read it here first: "Fearless prediction," this column began on April 6, "No legalistic deus ex machina will descend to save the nation from the dread specter of President Hillary Rodham Clinton ... no Kenneth Starr-style 'independent'...

07/02/2016 - 10:00am

    Recently I received a mass email from a law professor in California soliciting money for an effort to have a local judge removed. Judge Aaron Persky had sentenced what the professor called "an elite athlete at Stanford University, to only six months in prison for...

06/26/2016 - 9:00am

    An ordinary sociopath would have known to pretend shock and sorrow after the terrible mass murders in Orlando. Shielded from ordinary human interaction by his arrogance and wealth, however, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump had no clue how to act. So he sent out an...

06/19/2016 - 4:00pm

    It's been 20 years since I started hearing alarming tales from a friend who supervised a day care for hospital employees' children. She said that for the first time in her considerable experience, the preschool children of medical professionals were pitching...

06/12/2016 - 5:00pm

    OK, so the fix is in. In one sense, it's too bad the Associated Press and the TV networks called the Democratic race for Hillary Clinton before New Jersey, California and four smaller states voted on June 7. Judging by my email and Facebook feed, this has enflamed...

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