Gene Lyons

01/16/2017 - 8:00pm

    "Well, I was drunk the day my mama got out of prison /

    And I went to pick her up in the rain /

    But before I could get to the station in my pickup truck /

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10/30/2016 - 5:00pm

    Practically speaking, it doesn't really matter if Donald Trump accepts the results of the November election. No concession speech -- can anybody imagine the big blowhard delivering one? -- is legally required. The Electoral College will certify the vote in December and the new president will be...

10/23/2016 - 1:00pm

    So now the big crybaby says he's losing because his opponent is crooked and the referees are blind. It's straight out of the WWE "Wrestlemania" playbook. As I've said before, it's not for nothing that Donald J. Trump was inducted into the professional wrestling Hall of Fame....

10/17/2016 - 2:00pm

    Any way you look at it, Bill and Hillary Clinton are among the incomprehensible wonders of the political world. Reading my friend and former co-author Joe Conason's new book, "Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton," one thought recurred: Is it even possible to grasp the...

10/08/2016 - 4:00pm

   Two weeks ago, a woman from New Jersey approached me in The Spaniard, a pub and restaurant in Kinsale, Ireland.

    "You look Irish," she said, "but you sound American."

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09/25/2016 - 7:00pm

    Suzanne delivered her first calf in a sleet storm, with 40 mph winds. Fearful that the baby wouldn't survive overnight, I took a big risk, lifting the heifer into my arms, backing out a gate and kicking it shut.

    Many cows would have run me down...

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