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...

05/21/2015 - 3:44pm

    It's still a radical document, the U.S. Constitution, no part of it more so than the First Amendment. Almost everybody's for freedom of speech -- particularly for themselves and people who agree with them. However, the part about "no...

05/14/2015 - 7:36pm

    The real news isn't that many Texans seemingly subscribe to an apocalyptic, delusional worldview that has them convinced that a U.S Army training exercise called "Jade Helm 15" is the opening wedge of an Obama-led coup d'etat -- seizing...

05/07/2015 - 2:55pm

    As a professional matter, I've been halfway dreading Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy. The 2016 Democratic nomination appears to be hers for the asking. Democrats enjoy a strong Electoral College advantage. And yet it's hard to imagine...

04/30/2015 - 8:26pm

    One of the funniest conversations I've heard took place among a small group of Arkansas women who'd done their best to clue the newlywed Hillary Rodham in on a basic fact of Southern life she'd been reluctant to accept in the 1970s: cute counts...

04/23/2015 - 12:17pm

    If he accomplished nothing else during his presidency, Barack Obama has surely earned a place in the Bad Political Analogies Hall of Fame. According to savants on Fox News and right-wing editorial pages, Obama is both Adolf Hitler and Neville Chamberlain,...

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