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...

03/05/2015 - 7:18pm

    It's the Ebola panic all over again.

    Except they're calling it ISIS this time.

    OMG! OMG! We're all going to die!

02/26/2015 - 5:04pm

    Housebound in an ice storm, the columnist finds himself distracted by online trivia and tempted to yell at the TV:

    -- Washington Post headline: "Williams undone by...

02/19/2015 - 9:09pm

    Because I'm not running for anything, I can give it to you straight: Christianity pretty much got out of the genocide business when church and state became separated in the United States and Europe following the American Revolution. As a consequence,...

02/12/2015 - 4:52pm

    This just in: "Study Finds Fruitcake Right, Anti-gravity Left Share Similar Traits, Tactics."

    OK, so I made that up, although I'm confident that there's no end of psychological...

02/05/2015 - 7:02pm

    Finally, a reason to pay attention to the Super Bowl, America's most stultifying TV sporting event.

    To this non-NFL fan, the uproar over the New England Patriots' underinflated footballs...

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