Gene Lyons

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 establishment of religion" vexes True Believers of...

04/08/2015 - 11:24pm

    It's a good thing Americans have no serious problems, because the time and energy we expend fighting over symbolic issues could become a problem. Sure, symbols can be important. The swastika is a symbol, also the U.S. flag. But this week's farcical...

04/02/2015 - 2:30pm

    Some years ago, I had an interview with a homicide detective that got delayed. I used his office phone to postpone a tennis match.

    "Tennis, huh?" he said after I'd hung up. "I...

03/26/2015 - 8:06pm

    When a Man's fancy gets astride on his Reason;

    When Imagination is at Cuffs with the Senses; and

    common Understanding, as...

03/19/2015 - 3:01pm

    Where Hillary Clinton is concerned, nothing ever changes.

    The National Bitch Hunt has been going on for more than 20 years. As a personal matter, the inimitable Camille Paglia set the terms in a...

03/12/2015 - 7:56pm

    "There was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving, by words multiplied for the purpose, that white is black, and black is white, according as they are paid. To this society all the rest of the people are slaves....

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