Gene Lyons

07/23/2015 - 9:39pm

    Having coined the phrase "Clinton Rules" to explain the national news media's obsession with phony scandal narratives involving Bill and Hillary Clinton, I should be gratified to see it pass into general circulation.

    First came New...

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,...

04/16/2015 - 5:34pm

    So here's my question: Why would a conscientious citizen ever again trust anything published in Rolling Stone? To me, the diligent professors at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism went too easy on the magazine's reporters and editors....

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...

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